Where do iguanas live in the home environment?
The ideal enclosure for an iguana is an extremely large one with a heated light. This is often not possible to provide but in this article I have come up with an idea on how to provide your iguana with just that. Remember, iguanas are in fact cold blooded and need heat from an external source.
If you don’t have the room to house an animal that can reach the size of 6 feet then please don’t take an iguana. You need to have enough room and knowledge to have an iguana, with possible outdoor enclosures being available when they get older.
Iguanas, as you should now know, need space. Take an old wardrobe and rework it into a new iguana house! This not only gives your iguana plenty of much needed room, but it is recycling!
You don’t want your iguana to die of lack of oxygen do you?! So remember when creating your iguana enclosure to include good ventilation, and set aside a lot of time after work for a week or two to create it.
Where do iguanas live in nature? Well, certainly not in an old wardrobe! That’s why you want to outfit it to be as much like a tropical environment as you can.
To stop your iguana hiding and becoming a loner, make sure the wardrobe you convert has no particular ‘hiding places’ for the iguana to retreat into.
When choosing an old wardrobe (or even a new one?), try to make certain it has a shelf in the top so you can hang the light, and some drawers in the bottom so you can put away food etc. without having to make yet another space somewhere else.
If you decide to make your iguana home from an old wardrobe, you will of course save money. Even if you decide to make it from a new wardrobe, proving you do the work yourself, it is likely that you will save money too, as specially made iguana habitats are not cheap.
When choosing a place to put your wardrobe, choose somewhere that will get a long of human contact, as this is the best way to stop your iguana feeling scared when around you and you family. You will need to get over the disadvantages of making the home yourself, such as working out where to put the air vents.
To get a happy iguana I hope you now realize you need a vast amount of space. Getting an iguana is not a short term thing, if you want one you need to commit the time to getting a big enough spaced home for it and spending quality time with it because the answer to the question “where do iguanas live?” is that they should live in your home as part of your family!