My daughter caught a lizard on Sunday and has decided to keep it as a pet. At first we had it in a box until I borrowed a hermit crab cage yesterday. We left some sand in there and the plastic tree with water in there. He seems to really love the tree as he stayed on it all night long. However I bought some crickets yesterday and he won't eat them. Should I try worms now?
My daughter caught a lizard on Sunday and has decided to keep it as a pet. At first we had ... it all night long. However I bought some crickets yesterday and he won't eat them. Should I try worms now?

No worms, no water, no sand..
Most lizards won't eat earthworms. The crickets will work if they're small enough for the anole to eat.
Anoles usually won't drink from a dish. You will need to get a small spray bottle and spray the fake tree and sides of the cage each day. The anole will lap up the drops.
Sand doesn't lend itself to retaining moisture like other substrates do (coconut fiber, for example). In addition, the anole may accidentally ingest some of it, which will cause problems later.

I'm guessing the hermit crab cage is fairly small you should look for at least a 10-gallon tank with a closely-fitting screen top. You'll need a light capable of producing UVB, and lots more artificial plants to give more opportunities to climb as well as a feeling of security (the lizard can "hide" and not feel so exposed).
The BEST solution is to release the lizard ASAP I don't know where you live but unfortunately in some states it's now illegal even for a little kid to catch a lizard(!). It's a lot cheaper that way too the materials you need for this "free" lizard will run you around $30 initially. If your daughter likes lizards, have her read up on different types, make an informed decision, and purchase the required equipment BEFORE buying a captive bred (i.e. less likely to carry diseases, usually guaranteed to eat) lizard.

If you decide to keep the anole, then your daughter tires of it, you need to understand you'll be stuck with it a couple of years (provided you keep it fed, watered, and properly lit). In other words, once you've kept it in captivity for more than a week or so, you shouldn't release it back into "the wild" (releasing captives is also illegal in most states) because it may have picked up diseases or otherwise declined in health such that it won't survive.
I hope this helps, good luck!
Chris

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My daughter caught a lizard on Sunday and has decided to keep it as a pet. At first we had ... it all night long. However I bought some crickets yesterday and he won't eat them. Should I try worms now?

I had success feeding mealworms to anoles. Also, they don't like water dishes. Instead, get a plant mister/sprayer and spray some "dew" in the cage each morning that they can lick.
-Jeff
All of mine are eating well.
I have hundreds of em crawlin all over my house and garden.
My daughter caught a lizard on Sunday and has decided ... and he won't eat them. Should I try worms now?

I had success feeding mealworms to anoles. Also, they don't like water dishes. Instead, get a plant mister/sprayer and spray some "dew" in the cage each morning that they can lick. -Jeff

Yes they lick off leaves, when i kept them years ago i would mist the viv...i belive they like humidity.
Mine would eat crix, mealworms or the little white larve, forgot the name as i havent had anything that has eaten them for years..good for getting weight onto reptiles, but they can get addicted to them as they are sweet.

One anole wouldnt be much of a pet..let it live where it came from (stress out easily) and get a lep gex or bearded dragon...
Mine would eat crix, mealworms or the little white larve, forgot the name as i havent had anything that has eaten them for years..good for getting weight onto reptiles, but they can get addicted to them as they are sweet.

Wax worms.

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Mine would eat crix, mealworms or the little white larve, ... but they can get addicted to them as they aresweet.

Wax worms.

yup thats em :-)