How To Care For A Iguana
How To Care For A Iguana
Iguanas are not that easy to care for and often die in captivity so you really need to do a lot of research and some careful consideration before you purchase a Iguana. Your Iguana will tn time grow to a quite large 4-6 feet so you will want to provide your Iguana with a cage to start with that will allow your Iguana room to grow. Its also very important to make sure they have the proper lighting and heat.
Your Iguana cage or enclosure needs to be in a area where it will get a lot of natural sunlight but it also needs to be protected from cold air rushing in open doors or windows. You really need a U.V.B. fluorescent light bulb in your Iguanas enclosure to provide U.V.B. light that your Iguana requires.
You need a heat lamp for your Iguana enclosure and the day time temperature needs to be 80-90 degrees with the nighttime temperature no lower than 70 degrees. You must have a thermometer in your Iguana enclosure and a automatic timer to turn the lights on at 8 AM and off at 6 PM. Your heat lamp has to stay on all the time but you can use a thermostat timer to have the day time temperature set at 80 degrees and the night time temperature set at 70 degrees and you will have a happy Iguana.
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The ideal enclosure for your Iguana should be 3 feet high , 6 feet wide , and 6 feet high with a large tree limb standing up right and secure so that your Iguana will have a secure object to climb on and exercise. You really should consider incorporating a small humidifier into your Iguanas enclosure to keep your Iguana healthy and happy.
Its very important to keep in mind that Iguanas grow really fast and you need to provide a much larger enclosure at first than what your Iguana needs because your Iguana is going to grow really fast.
And you need to make sure that your Iguana has the proper food. Iguanas are vegetarians and a wide variety of dark leafy vegetables will keep your Iguana healthy. Below is a list of what will probably be your Iguanas favorite foods.
2. Collard Greens
3. Mustard Greens
4. Alfalfa Greens
5. Dandelion Greens
6. Green Beans
7. Butternut Squash
9. Acron Squash
And from time to time you can give your Iguana a treat of grapes , strawberries and whole wheat bread.
You can also purchase and feed your Iguana a commercial Iguana Food which will have all the necessary nutrients and vitamins added to it for your Iguanas good health. Its also very important that your Iguana have a fresh supply of water changed on a daily basis or more often if the water becomes dirty. It really is best to purchase filtered or spring water for your Iguana especially if your available water supply has a high chlorine level.
Iguanas are very territorial so you really need to keep one Iguana to a cage. You need to closely monitor your Iguanas nutrition and cage temperature so that you keep a healthy and happy Iguana. It is very important to keep your Iguanas cage or enclosure very clean. Your Iguana especially when it is small should have a box with adequate size hole where it can go and hide. As it grows and gets older this will not be as necessary. I keep a daily journal about my Iguana and how I care for it on a daily basis so I can keep track of its favorite foods and I make notes about my observations of its daily activities. This helps me in its care as I have something to refer back to.
Questions About Your Iguana
If you have questions about your Iguana or about Iguanas in general feel free to post them below and I will try to give you a quick and I hope helpful answer. Just post in the comments section below.