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Iguana question, need answer soon

Postby mrgoogls » Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:17 pm

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I have been looking into getting an iguana for about a month and i think i am capable of the care. My dad used to own 1 when he was in college and he said it is very easy to take care of and they are just really big and eat alot:P But online every1 says they are very very very hard. So, besides taming them( i am very very good at taming animals) what makes them so hard to care for?
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Re: Iguana question, need answer soon

Postby kjinxx2 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:22 am

I owned an Iguana for many years, they require an insanely large enclosure, we're talking nearly half the size of a regular room - expect to get an enclosure that is AT LEAST 8' Wide X 4' Deep X 6' Tall. They like to climb, they like to bath, they like to run around. My Iguana was near 5' long when I got rid of him and he was still growing, I simply couldn't afford to keep getting larger cages. They have horrific tempers, I held mine every day and would still get scratched hands, bites, and horrific tail whippings. And they HURT!

I don't mean to deter you, but it's a lot of responsibility, they're one of the hardest lizards to care for.
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Re: Iguana question, need answer soon

Postby mrgoogls » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:53 pm

i already know that they get HUGE and need HUGE cages, but my dad said his was very nice cept wen he 1st got it of course. So i think that just depends on the lizard and how much u handle it
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Re: Iguana question, need answer soon

Postby slifer892 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:27 am

They do need huge enclosures and takes sometimes up to two years to tame them doen. But it is worth getting an iguana if you do want one. Just remember UVB and calcium rich foods such as Greens. And yes they will eat nearly two plates full every day when they are their full 6-=7 feet long. But mine is fine and loves to be out of viv.
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