Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Insight on Green Iguana

Normally, adult iguanas grow to 5-6 feet and thus should be housed in a larger cage. Tall cages or optimal for this type of lizard as they are living in trees, and so better so high above the ground as possible. It is very important to sterilize all branches in the cabinet with a mild bleach. The relative humidity of the plant should be kept around 70-75%, and this can be achieved by misting the enclosure a few times a day. While many people feel that their Iguana could safely roam around the house, the opposite is generally true. Not only do you risk your lizard to topple the heat lamp and starting a fire, it is common for large amounts of damage to be done to furniture, carpets, wiring, etc.


Ectothermic reptiles in general, meaning they do not produce their own body heat. Thus, reptiles given a combination of both warmer and colder regions of their enclosure. This will enable them to select their own temperature. Proper heating is vital to a lizards survival, as it ensures a healthy immune system and proper digestion.


"Full Spectrum Lighting" is vital to a lizards survival. If you choose a light source to ensure that sufficient UVB rays offer. For Iguanas this is particularly necessary. The optimum conditions would Lightin natural sunlight to the Iguanas. This is usually not practical as even a standard window can filter out the beneficial UVB rays.

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