If you want to learn more about the green iguana you have come to the right place. If you own one then you may think you know everything about them, but a big majority of iguana owners actually have misconceptions about them.
Green Iguana, Iguana iguana
If you do not understand the iguana correctly, then you may actually be harming, or damaging your iguana.
One example of people getting it wrong when it comes to iguanas is constantly feeding it lettuce. Yes, an iguana can eat lettuce and it will not harm it, but, if you continue to feed it a food like lettuce with very little nutritional value then realize it too late, when you give it other food’s It will still want and eat the lettuce because it is used to it, they prefer stability and of course are unlike us, they do not realize when something is not good for them.
In order to treat your green iguana correctly, and take correct care of it, you should make sure the vegetables you feed it are of very high nutritional value, unlike the lettuce, turnip greens and mustard greens both include this.
If you have an iguana, or are looking to get one, please make sure to get a suitable size cage. You may be told that the smaller you get your cage, the smaller your iguana will grow. I am not exactly sure where this came from, but it is completely not true and harmful to your iguana. Would you like to be put in a cage just bigger than your height? A fully grown, well looked after, iguana, will grow up to 6 feet long. A small cage with a 6 foot iguana will of course ruin your iguana’s life and make you a very poor owner.
Green Iguana Basking
In order do look after your pet, like I stated above, you need to feed your iguana correctly. Due to the metabolism of a green iguana, they are best matched with a diet of a herbivore. If you feed them insects it can cause your iguana to get gout and kidney problems. Do not believe people when they say you should give an iguana insects, even if you like watching them eat them!
Please be careful with your green iguana, and be sure to look after them correctly. If you feel you can no longer look after them, I am sure plenty of other people would love to have your green iguana.