Green Iguanas (Iguana iguana)
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Green Iguanas are kept by many people. Unfortunately, relying mostly on faulty information obtained at the pet store and even from some veterinarians, many of them are also kept incorrectly. This page is here to help you get your Green Iguana set-up and fed correctly.
Please click on the links here for more detailed information about Heating, Lighting and Diet. Your Iguana will be healthier and happier for it.
For more anecdotal information specific to the iguanas I keep as pets click on their names over on the left.
Heating page for a more detailed description.
UV Lighting page for a detailed description. Also see Calcium Deficiencies: The "Secret" to Avoid Them.
Diet page for detailed diet information.
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I got Pugs in March of 1994 when he was about 2.5 years old. He was given to me by a woman that was moving and couldn't take him with her. She was adament that I feed him "Fisherman's Stew" cat food. I argued that Iguanas are vegetarians! Well, after awhile I agreed to feed him the cat food just so she would give him to me. It seemed easier that way. To make a long story short I took Pugs and fed the cat food to my cats. Since then Pugs has had the proper iguana diet. For great info on proper Iguana nutrition consult Melissa Kaplan's Iguana Care Collection. It's NOT as easy as feeding them lettuce and leaving them in a 10 gallon aquarium. And before you hit the Iguana Den Diet page, click here for the facts. I believe the Iguana Den Diet definitely has it's merits but so does the MK diet. Click here for my 3-Page Iguana Quick Guide. It's concise but packed with useful information.
Pearl came to us as a rescue in September of 1999 on National Iguana Awareness Day. She was 46 inches long living in a 33 gallon breeder tank. This tank was only 30 inches long. She freeroamed my "reptile room" with Pugsley and they got along great for over one and a half years. She successfully laid 82 eggs in April of 2000. Unfortunately she produced 105 eggs in the spring of 2001. They were too much for her to handle and she died in a spay operation in May of 2001. Click here to go to her page. She is missed terribly.
Free Information at your Fingertips
Read the information at the next sites carefully and make educated decisions on what to feed your iguana. All this info is excellent.
READ THEM! You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain!