I Want to Rescue an Iguana?

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I have been looking on Craigslist for an Iguana to Rescue. I found one that has been housed in a tank that is the same size as he is? (All Most) WTF is wrong with people? So I was wondering if it’s better to build an enclosure or I have also found a tank that may work in is 6' L X 3’ T X 30" W. From what the owner of the tank said He had his 5' Iguana in it for five years. I am also do my research on Iguanas so may be I'll find the answer I'm looking for.


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Iguanas need a lot of space, especially vertical space. You didn't say how big the Iguana you want to get is, but I would think at a minimum, you want 1-2 times it's length for the height and width, and depth can be a bit smaller.. maybe 1-1.5 times. That being said, its probably far more economical to build an enclosure, if you aren't able to dedicate an entire small room for it to live in.


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Well I have been doing my research on Ig's and you are exactly right, ideal space is 5' L X 6' T X 3' W. So that tank on Craigslist would only work for a short period of time. The person with the Ig right now, said he is around 24". He sent me pics and he looks so much bigger in that small tank. Also it is said that it takes a lot of work every day to tame them once they have turned on people. I would love to help this Ig but a lot of cards need to fall into place first, so keep your fingers crossed for me.
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