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Iguana (Iguana iguana)

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Get to know the Iguana (Iguana iguana)

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    Green Iguanas have long been a controversial pet due to the availability for impulse purchase through improper channels and the lack of education about the animal and its requirements. However, when owners are equipped with the proper care information and necessary products, iguanas can be one of the most rewarding pet reptiles. Iguanas require a large amount of space to be active and adults can grow up to 6 feet. UVB lighting and proper supplementation are required to keep them healthy. As iguanas mature they can become aggressive, so regular handling is necessary to keep them tamed. A realistic habitat size even for baby iguanas is a 40 gallon habitat to allow room for activity and movement. They love to climb and bask and require décor to accommodate this activity. Iguanas provided with a proper basking spot will spend a good part of their day there soaking up the heat and UV light. A large food dish filled with “salad” will always be appreciated. Keep humidity levels in a tropical range of 50-90% by using moisture-absorbing substrates such as bark and regular misting. Interaction with these reptiles is also a key to keeping them as pets. Iguanas often end up spending more time out of their habitats with their pet parents as they grow up.

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    • Description

      Please note that the product information displayed is provided by manufacturers, suppliers and other third parties and is not independently verified by Petco.

      Iguanas can grow up to six feet in total length. Some young iguanas are bright green, which helps camouflage their bodies in the green leaves of the rainforest. Iguanas come in different color variations such as red or blue.

      • - Their dewlap is used as a display of aggression or communication. Iguanas will spread their dewlap wide to appear bigger and bob its head up and down
      • - House adult male iguanas separately and do not house different reptile species together
      • - Diurnal - Awake during the day, sleep at night
      • - Environment: Arboreal
      • - Diet: Herbivore
      • - Max Size: 6 feet
      • - Lifespan: 15 years

      Specifications

      • SKU

        110922

      • Primary Brand

        Petco

      • Days to Ship

        Item is not shippable

    • Live Animal

      • Pet Activity Time

        Diurnal

      • Pet Max Length

        6 FT

      • Special Diet

        Herbivore

      • Native To

        Central & South America

      • Temperament

        Community

      • Care Level

        Difficult

      • Pet Min Length

        7 IN

    • A well-balanced iguana diet consists of 70% dark leafy greens such as collard greens and spinach; 20% bulk vegetables such as cabbage, carrots and broccoli; 10% fruit such as mangoes, bananas and strawberries. Iguanas benefit from being fed a commercial iguana diet.

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