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Pictures of Iguanas and Tidbits About Iguanas
Pictures of Iguanas and Other Gifts for Iguana Lovers
Iguanas are fascinating, and look almost like little dinosaurs. Browse these pictures of iguanas, and see if don't agree about that.
On this page, you'll see here some intriguing images of iguanas for your walls and find some gifts for the iguana lovers in your life.
The Green Iguana, a very popular pet, requires some specific care. Are you considering getting an iguana? Get a glimpse of some of the things that are required of an iguana owner to insure its survival.
Do you know which iguana is the world's rarest? And how iguanas came to establish themselves on the Caribbean island of Anguilla? Read on to find the answers to both questions!
This page will show you pictures of iguanas and other gifts for iguana lovers, and give you a little information about these fascinating creatures.
Mr. Big - A Very Colorful Iguana
This Green Iguana is one amazing looking fellow, isn't he?
This poster, as well as the prints and posters in the next section are available at on-demand printer Zazzle, and are all created by individual photographers and artists. To see available choices in media, sizes, and framing for any of them, just click on the link below the image
More Pictures of Iguanas - Vote for Your Favorite
Enjoy a few more iguana images, and when you've seen all six, please cast your vote for your favorite one.
Included in the six is Mr. Big, which got the most votes in the last poll. Will he win out again this time? That's up to you!
Iguana delicatissima in Coulibistrie
A Marine Iguana Swims Underwater
Make My Day
Iguana Pictures - Cast Your Vote
Which of the above iguana pictures is your favorite?
A Good Iguana for a Kid - Kids Love Webkinz Animals
If your child is begging for a pet iguana, maybe this would be a better idea until he or she is old enough to take the responsibility for a pet with a lot of very special requirements.
Iguanas require a lot of special care that a young child might not be ready to provide, but this one doesn't. Rated for ages 3 and up.
The species of iguana usually kept as a pet is the Green Iguana.
(Green Iguanas are not always Green)
Interesting Facts about Iguanas
Iguanas are Fascinating
Iguanas are large lizards, with long tails. In most iguana species, their tail is as long as the whole rest of their body.
Iguanas are found in widely varying environments, from deserts to coastal areas to tropical forests. They are found in the Americas from Southeastern Canada, all the way southward into the Caribbean, Central and South America. Elsewhere, you'll see them on Fiji and Madagascar.
Different species in different areas and habitats vary tremendously in appearance, from the green iguana found in tropical forests, to the tan dessert iguana, to the dull dark grey and black marine iguanas abundant in the Galapagos Islands.
There is even a blue iguana, native only to Grand Cayman Island, in the Caribbean.
Female iguanas dig a 'burrow' to lay their eggs, cover it up and go on their way. When the babies hatch, they dig out, and start life on their own.
The Grand Cayman Blue Iguana
The World's Rarest Iguana Species
The ultra rare Blue Iguana is native only to the small Caribbean island of Grand Cayman. Less than ten years ago, this species was so endangered that only about 15 of them were surviving in the wild.
Due to the monumental efforts of the Cayman government and private non profit organizations, this species, which was nearly extinct MAY be on the road to resurrection. Over two hundred captive-bred Blue Iguanas are now living in a special preserve on Grand Cayman Island.
These large lizasrds are not always blue, but adults turn themselves blue when they are around other iguanas. The blue of the male is more brilliant, and the female's blue is paler.
They can grow up to five feet long, with two and a half feet of that being tail!
We are not certain of the lifespan of Blue Iguanas in the wild, but it is thought they can live for 50 to 60 years.
Have you seen a Blue Iguana? - (a poll)
Have you ever seen a Blue Iguana in person?
Iguana Books for Kids - Children's Books about Iguanas
Some children are captivated by iguanas, and love learning and reading about them. Here are a couple of iguana books for kids from ages four and older.
Ages 4 and up
Ages 8 and up
Warm Weather Creatures
Green Iguanas require tempertures of 79 to 96 degrees F to stay healthy.
(Ideally, 85 to 96 degrees)
Iguanas WILL Defend Themselves
As the following video shows, an iguana will aggressively defend itself, even from something that's bigger.
Note the tail whip, which demonstrates how they can use those very long tails as a weapon. (Their tails are usually longer than their bodies)
Cat Vs. Iguana
Cool Iguana Stuff - Fun Gifts for Iguana Lovers
Be sure to have a look at the Iguana wine bottle holder - it would make a real conversation piece for anyone.
New Arrivals on Anguilla
Did Green Iguanas Export Themselves to Anguilla?
Until 1995, there were no iguanas on the Caribbean island of Anguilla. Not a single one.
Then, suddenly, there were 15. Now, they are an established, breeding colony there.
How did they get there?
Seems as though at least one biologist thinks they imported themselves from Guadeloupe, possiby during a tropical storm or hurricane!
According to an entry in Wkikpedia,
Biologist Ellen Censky . . . believes that the new iguanas had accidentally become caught on the trees and rafted two hundred miles across the ocean from Guadeloupe.
That's a pretty impressive journey!
The pet trade imports over 800,000 Green Iguanas into the U.S. annually.
They come from Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, and Panama
Swarovski is alwlays in style/
Considering Getting an Iguana?
Think Long and Hard
Some things to consider about keeping an iguana as a pet:
- It's a long term commitment. Captive iguanas can live 15 - 20 years, occasionally longer.
- Iguana pets are NOT recommended for children under 12, or even older children who are not disciplined and responsible.
- They tend to be moody. Some individuals have more aggressive personalities than others, and they can bite.
- Iguanas commonly carry Salmonella in their intestines. It's not dangerous to them, but it is to humans.
- There are some very exacting requirements for caging, temperature, humidity, and diet for these animals.
The website Caring for Your Green Iguana has a lot of good, easy to read information about what is required of an iguana owner, and books for iguana owners are available on Amazon.
It is illegal keep iguanas as pets in New York City and Hawaii