Useful Things To Know About Iguana`s

08/16/2010

Origin of the Green Iguana-

Iguana Iguana found in  Central America  can grow up to 6ft and have been none to weigh as much

as 20 lbs and where as they may live for 20 years in captivity ,it should also been known that left in

their natural enviroment can live for  over 80 years.Apart from having great climbing skills,and a

long tail,for defense, it also has a third eye,at the top of its head.

The female iguana lay`s  up to 30  eggs but usually this will be in numbers of between 10-20 .

Green iguanas originate from the rain forests of north Mexico and southeastern Brazil- where the temperature and the humidity are high. Iguanas live most of the time up in  trees,where  they bask in the sun. They eat over 50 different kinds of leaves, flowers, or fruit. Their captive environment must replicate this as much as possible.Try to buy organic products,or better still grow your own.

Green iguanas are egg layers,and they can grow up to 6 feet in length and weigh about 18 pounds. Properly looked after, they could easily  live 15 years or so.

Iguanas are omnivorous,meaning  they eat both vegetation products and insects  . This mainly depends on the age of the iguana-where as a young iguana will eat insects an older one will mostly likely only eat vegetables and salad.

Meat is  hard for an iguana’s  digestive system to digest, putting pressure on the ‘ kidneys. Eventually, causing the reptile to have kidney problems. Feeding an iguana is most likely to be the cause of the

shorten the life of the iguana,but by how much is very difficult to state.

Those who think iguanas  are  stupid,  might be surprised to find out that iguanas are just as smart as a any other pet you may have owned in the past. An iguana can be taught j thing just  like human`s.

An iguana in the wild will spend most  of its time up a tree. So to stimulate the growth of the iguana, you should stimulate its habitat as well. Place some kind of climbing material in the iguana’s vivarium. Something as simple as a post can let your iguana feel like they are  in the wild, perched up a tree.

Like most things that grow, iguanas need sunlight m to also absorb it through the skin. An iguana will utilize UVA and UVB light so they can use all the nutrients efficiently. The UVB light will trigger a chemical reaction in the reptile’s skin which will help them turn it into vitamin D3.

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