Iguanas are very popular pets. They are perhaps one of the most misunderstood and poorly kept of all reptile pets
. They can reach considerable size. When considering an iguana's environmental needs, such size factors should be taken into account. They also have specific temperature, humidity, lighting, and dietary needs.
Keep in mind your cute little hatchling iguana will someday be much bigger. You may start with a small 20-gallon aquarium now, but one day you will need a custom cage or room dedicated to his reptilian needs. Surfaces of your chosen enclosure should be smooth. Iguanas will rub their scales off their noses and hurt their feet if their enclosure is made of wire. Wood may be used so long as it has been sealed with exterior polyurethane varnish (such as marine varnish or similar). Allow the coating to cure for several days and air it out well before inhabiting it.
Molded plastic and acrylic cages work well until the iguana out grows them. Iguanas should never be kept loose in the house. There are to many dangers this way, such as animal attacks, accidental injuries, and chilling. Your iguana will need branches to climb on. Branches from outside can bring in pests. Chose branches of appropriate diameter and strength to support his weight such as Fluker Labs Iguana Branch from Pet Store
These branches of natural California grapevine are sandblasted to produce a beautiful color and texture. Fluker Labs Iguana Branch is recommended for all climbing reptiles and are also ideal for iguanas, geckos and other bearded dragons. Keep Fluker Labs Iguana Branch away from flames.
- These branches of natural California grapevine are sandblasted to produce a beautiful color and texture. Recommended for all climbing reptiles. Ideal for iguanas and bearded dragons.