I've been wanting to get a lizard for a long time now, but they were too much. In the end, I caught a couple of western fence lizards, one a juvenile and one a near adult male. The big one has some faint blue markings on it, but I think it is a male. While the juvenile has yellow markings on his thighs, but I didn't really see any blue on its belly. But what I don't get is this: It's scales/back are/is black. I'm pretty sure females have black scales on them, but s/he had yellow on her/his thighs too which were clear as day which females don't have, right? Or do all juveniles have that black back/scale thing? Well anyway, here are my other questions:
What terrarium type should they be in? For example, desert, forest, tropical, etc.?
Are they arboreal, terrestrial, or both?
Can I use wood or rock for them to bask on?
How many watts should the basking light for them be?
What kind of substrate should I use?
What kind of decor can I put in?
What can I use for hiding spots?
I have owned them for about a week.
The enclosure is a 20 Gallon High.
Right now, I'm using desert sand.
No UVB light yet. 2 40 watt basking lights are on the tank.
Temperature is around 75 - 80 degrees F.
The humidity is unknown as I do not own a humidity measurer.
Crickets are being fed to it. I am currently out of crickets.