• Common Group:    LIZARD             
  • Common Name:    Iguana
  • Scientific Name:    Iguana iguana
  • Distribution:    C. & South America
  • Size:    4-6ft

Natural Habitat:

Mainly found in the rainforests of central &South America, this is an aboreal lizard, which means it likes to climb or live in trees branches forests etc.

Behaviour:

Males can be territorial and should not be put with other males.  Iguanas can be a little aggressive if not handled on a regular basis, to keep them tame, and great care should be taken during breeding season, when their behaviour can be erratic

Captive Environment:

The biggest vivarium you have space for is best for the iguana, around 6’ x 5’ x 4’ if possible.  12 hours UV should be provided along with a basking area and heat mat to keep the temperature up.  Branches and plants for climbing are essential as these lizards are tree dwelling

Temperature:

Daytime temperature should be between 75-85F, with a basking area of 85-95F.  Nightime temperature should be around 70F.

Humidity:

As these lizards are from the rainforests they need to be kept in a humid atmosphere, therefore spraying twice a day is necessary.

Nutritional Requirements:

Leafy Greens, ie. Collard Greens, kale, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, spinach, sweet peppers, celery and leaks.  10% of the diet can also consist of fruit.

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