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Green Iguana
Iguana Iguana

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"Leggo" Owned by: Gail J Worth.     Photo by: Gail J. Worth.

The green iguana is one of the most popular and well-known lizards. Many people purchase a youngster not realizing how large this species can grow. Full grown adult males can reach up to six feet in length. A large variety of vegetables, especially leafy green ones, and fruits should be offered. It is important to offer a varied and balanced diet to young iguanas as they develop food preferences at an early age. They should be given a small amount of vitamin-mineral supplement specially formulated for reptiles once or twice a week. Iguanas should be kept at warm temperatures, seventy-five to ninety five degrees Fahrenheit being optimum. A basking area with natural sunlight or artificial ultraviolet light that has both UVA and UVB is important for good health. Being creatures of habit, iguanas should be housed in an area large enough for them to establish basking, sleeping, and toilet areas. Iguanas enjoy climbing on branches and should have an enclosure with a lot of vertical climbing area.

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