Mexico to Panama
6” - 8”
This swift is an inhabitant of mountain forest and woodland habitats in Mexico to Panama. When captive, adults require a 10 gallon enclosure.
Most will become tame with regular handling. Docile and friendly, easy to handle.
Use full spectrum lighting 12-14 hours per day. Provide a basking area with access to a cooler zone. Provide rocky basking areas, likes crevices and caves.
Day temperature should be gradient from 80-92 degrees F. Maintain night temperature range between 70-75 degrees F. Use reptile heating pads under tank for 24-hour heat.
This species requires moderate levels of humidity.
Use only a small water bowl for drinking. Mist once per week.
This carnivore (meat eater) will readily accept insects and arthropods in diet. Offer variety for proper nutrition. Eats variety of larger worms (earthworms, meal/wax worms). Dust food with calcium and vitamins, crickets are ideal.