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Iguana Food List

The iguana is a very common household pet that descends from the lizard family group and is widely considered to be an exotic pet. The iguana can be classified into two main types. The green iguana is the one that is more commonly found in households while the blue iguana is considered to be a critically extinct animal and cannot be legally housed as a pet because of this label. Both varieties of iguanas sport a row of spines that run down the back and on to the tail of the animal. They also have extremely good vision and are able to see the minutest of detailing on objects that are placed very far away. Moreover, their tales, which make up almost half of their overall body length, can also be used as a defense mechanism and also has the ability to break away in the event it is grasped by some predator. The iguana can grow up to a length of about 6 feet while it may possibly even live to the ripe old age of 67 years. One very important part of housing a green iguana is to make a note of the iguana food diet.

Green iguana diet usually comprises of a variety of green leafy vegetables like spinach and escarole while the animal is likely to feast on fruits such as bananas, mangoes and apples. Other foods like green peppers, green beans and froze mixed vegetables also feature on the iguana food list. It is essential to make sure that the iguana is provided with fresh supplies of clean water and void of any bacterial infection, which could lead to a number of medical problems. You should never feed green iguana any kind of animal protein as this could be potentially fatal. The green iguana should also be housed in a 30 gallon aquarium tank and faced toward the sunlight during the day and in some shade during the night. It is essential to manually control the temperature in the tank because of the fact that the animal is cold blooded and is unable to regulate its own body temperature. The animal should be bathe at least 3 times every week in order allow the animal to obtain water and lean itself. While giving your pet a bath, it is best to use lukewarm water inn a shallow container. The iguana also requires some amount of closeness and holding your pet for a period of about 15 minutes everyday will help significantly.



 

 

 

 

 

 
  Submitted on May 18, 2010  
 
 
 
 
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