Rhinoceros Iguana is exotic and beautiful. They can become very good pets if handled correctly and proper care and time spent daily with them. They can live up to 20 years and do become very large.
Size: An average adult is 2 feet in length (snout to vent).
Temperament & Personality: their temperament can very in each individual Iguana as some can become extremely tame and others can be extremely aggressive and inflict bites. Proper care and time spent interacting is needed for this iguana.
Cage Requirements: Rhinoceros iguana does best when housed in large, outdoor enclosures that allow it access to natural sunlight and high temperatures. But if you are choosing an indo space a cage size should be 10 x 10 x 4 feet for a single average sized adult. Strong well fixed branches, logs and rocks. Make sure your enclosure is well sealed. It’s recommended to have a decent amount of ventilation in your enclosure. A hide box is a necessity as well as lighting, heating, water. Lighting that simulates natural sunlight and the right temperature control are crucial for the rhinoceros iguana health and survival. A full spectrum UVB light and a cool side of the cage with ambient temp 26-29 ºC (80-85 ºF). They will also need a hot spot inside at one end of 41-42 ºC (106-108 ºF). Clean your pets enclosure every two weeks.
Diet: freshly grown organic greens, vegetables, fruits and flowers with alfalfa supplements. A favorite amongst this iguana is said to be collard greens, dandelions, mustard greens, turnip greens, watercress, tatsoi, bok choy, butternut squash, carrots (occasional only), nasturtium flowers or leaves, hibiscus flowers, fresh figs (when in season), mango, papaya, and fruits.
Grooming Requirements: Juvenile rhino iguanas should be shedding every few weeks and may even appear that they are constantly in shed for the first two-three years. Shedding will be in segments and various body parts at different times. It is normal. As your rhino iguana grows it will be shedding less often to a point of being once or twice a year and will shed in larger sections.
Colors: Rough scales cover the body, which is uniformly greyish-brown, olive-green, or even black, lacking the bright colors that adorn several other iguana species.
History: The rhinoceros iguana is a species of lizard belonging to the genus Cyclura. ... The rhinoceros iguana's specific name, cornuta, is the feminine form of the Latin adjective cornutus, meaning "horned" and refers to the horned projections on the snouts of males of the species. The rhinoceros iguana (Cyclura cornuta) is a threatened species of lizard in the family Iguanidae.
Origin: Caribbean island of Hispaniola, Republic of Haiti, Dominican Republic
Life span: 20 years
Temperament: exotic, beautiful, some tame, some aggressive
Weight: 10.1 -20 Lbs
Colors: greyish-brown, olive-green, black
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- About 3 Weeks
- 20.00 LBS