Iguanas are magnificent reptiles and possessing them means understanding them. I strongly recommend doing your own research as sadly some pet shops will let you know what you would like to hear to be able to create”the sale”.
- I strongly recommend beginning your iguana out in a 20 gallon aquarium (or its equivalent ). Before bringing him/her house, ensure that the enclosure is ready for housing. Ensure that your iguana enclosure includes UVA and UVB lighting, heat lamp (I do not recommend”heat stones” as reptiles generally tend to remain on them and can burn), hide box (infants will conceal ) and a water container big enough for your iguana to completely submerge in (they love water).
- After bringing your iguana house , put it in it is already ready enclosure and let it settle in for a day or so. It’s imperative to permit your new addition to acclimate to its new surrounding. This can help”tame” your iguana making him/her more trusting and secure.
- Being a tropical to sub-tropical species of reptile, higher humidity within the enclosure will be essential (80 percent or higher), as is appropriate temperature. Temperature during the day will have to be approximately 88 – 93 degrees (f). Use a UVB”black light” to accomplish this and put it on the other side of this”afternoon” lamp.
- Do not be alarmed if your iguana shy’s away from food for the first few days. This is very common until acclimated to its new environment. It’s still crucial to set their food within their enclosure. Start them out with finely cut romaine lettuce and red cabbage (they adore romaine lettuce) for a couple of days. This will”break them in” and prompt them .
1 flower to prevent is the azalea.
In its simplest form: 80% veggies + 10% veggies + 10% blossoms = 100% nutrition!
- Maintaining your iguana enclosure clean is quite important! If their enclosure is filthy, your iguana can become vulnerable to parasites. Parasites can and eventually will lead to illness or worse kill your iguana (s). If you see fecal matter, rotting food, or clouding in their own water, wash the enclosure immediately.
To conclude, Mimicking character is the surest method of maintaining your iguana healthy and happy.
As time goes by, you won’t think your once small lizard is now so long as you. Once your iguana matures, you will feel as if he/she a part of the family!
The last step is to locate a excellent exotic vet for your iguana. It’s wonderful to know that if something should go wrong, you have an exotic vet who knows that your iguana and what is needed to keep them healthy and happy.