Note: Currently illegal in Florida.
Blue Iguanas are intelligent, smart, friendly, and beautiful reptile pets. With proper care, daily handling and interaction they will make a bond with their care taker.
Colors: The adult blue iguana is typically dark gray matching the karst rock of its landscape. The animal changes its color to blue when it is in the presence of other iguanas to signal and establish territory. The blue color is more pronounced in males of the species.
History: The iguana (Iguana iguana), also known as the American iguana, is a large, arboreal, mostly herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana. It is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.
Size: Adults typically grow to 1.2 to 1.7 m (3.9 to 5.6 ft) in length from head to tail. Probably the largest species in the iguana family, though a few in the genus Cyclura may match or exceed it in weight.
Temperament & Personality: Never make the mistake of putting more than one iguana in a cage as they are not very social animals and can bite each other, potentially causing deadly injuries.
Activity Requirements: Give your pet iguana enough time and space to get acclimated with their habitats and environment before you start getting too cozy with them. They enjoy outside enclosures as well.
Cage Requirements: They need a 50 square foot aquarium; the aquarium should be tall and long. Use shredded paper, astro-turf, retie carpet or titles on the bottom of the aquarium/cage. This should also include some large branches and stones for it to climb and bask on, a water dish and a reptile house or space to hide. Owners can also include non-toxic plants like ferns or ficus shrubs. special lighting is needed a UVB light and a basking light. The basking area should be around 90 Fahrenheit, but the basking light should only be on during the day. The remaining area should be around 85 Fahrenheit in the daytime, and about 78 Fahrenheit at night. Mist the inside of aquarium with water twice daily to help with humidity.
Diet: Blue Iguanas eat fruits and vegetables. Most iguanas enjoy dandelions, turnip greens, sweet potato, green beans, carrots, crushed alfalfa hay, raspberries, strawberries, skinned cactus, grapes, prickly pear, and bell peppers. Iguanas require calcium and should be given calcium supplements and fresh water daily.
Grooming Requirements: 1-2 baths a week; baths are good for their skin. No soaps needed; just a large water bowl required inside cage to allow them to bathe.
Origin: Central, South America, Caribbean.
Life span: 8 to 20 years
Temperament: Intelligent, smart, friendly, and attached
Weight: 2.6 - 6.6 lb
Colors: Blue, dark gray
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- About 3 Weeks
- 31.00 LBS
- 5.00 (in)