Red Iguana is intelligent, smart, friendly, attached and can be dedicated to you with the proper care and daily handling and interaction they will make a wonderful pet.
Size: probably the largest species in the iguana family, though a few in the genus Cyclura may match or exceed it in weight. Adults typically grow to 1.2 to 1.7 m (3.9 to 5.6 ft) in length from head to tail.
Temperament & Personality: Never make the mistake of putting more than one iguana in a cage they are not very social animals and can bite each other and can cause deadly injuries.
Activity Requirements: Give you 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, reti-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: They 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
Colors: Shades of red or green to shades of brown. Male iguanas sometimes have bright red or orange markings.
History: The green 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.
Origin: Central, South America, Caribbean.
Life span: 8 to 20 years
Temperament: Intelligent, smart, friendly, and attached
Weight: 2.6 - 6.6 lb
Colors: Red, green, brown, bright orange
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- About 3 Weeks
- 6.60 LBS
- 144.00 (in)