Anoles are good starting lizards for those who have never owned a reptile before because they are inexpensive and easy to feed. Anoles can eat commercially prepared foods once they become accustomed to it, but this conversion process takes time. The anole should be fed small crickets at first and gradually converted over to packaged food. Anoles are carnivorous by nature, and they tend to eat small bugs when they are in the wild. In captivity, it makes feeding time easier if your anole is converted to packaged food.