An Iguana is one of the most popular pets of today. In fact, iguana pets have actually been quite popular for many years in some areas of the country. You should do a bit of research before buying any pet to make sure that it is a good fit for your lifestyle and budget. An Iguana can be a very good pet, but you have to know how to meet their needs.
An Iguana is one of the most recent trendy pets, they are more available in pet stores all over, and they are not extremely expensive to purchase. The pet stores say that an Iguana is easy to care for, but they are not as easy to care for as you are made to think. Iguanas have pretty strict diets and shelter requirements. They grow, to be quite large and they are often not as easy to tame as you are told, and they can become aggressive as they get older. They can make good pets but you have to know how to care from them properly.
Care for iguana pets should start at day one, and owners really need to understand what all is involved before they even pick out their pet. The Internet has many online websites that are made just for iguana owners or potential owners. There are also books available about iguanas and how to care for them. It would be wise to read as much as you can about taking in a new pet.
Reptiles carry Salmonella, it is present in their digestive tracts and it does not cause disease if you follow proper hygiene when handling your iguana. This should avoid problems, and extra caution should be taken around young children, pregnant women. Salmonella can be deadly if you were to contract it. You should wear gloves when cleaning up excrement of the; as well as proper hand washing after contact with the iguana to help avoid Salmonella poisoning.
Habitual, constant, gentle handling is needed to tame your iguana pets and keep them tame and controllable it becomes larger. A new iguana can be very docile at first. You might that taming your iguana will be no problem. Think again! After a few days the iguana will start to show signs of aggression. This is normal; the iguana may have been nervous and intimidated at first by his new surroundings and he acted timid. Once the iguana starts to become at ease he is likely to show some aggressiveness when handled. This can be overcome by patients and constant handling and attention by you.