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Iguana Care Information
Iguanas are among the most popular reptiles in the United States, and this exotic pet has climbed its way into the hearts of men, women, and children of all ages.

While it is true that it is very easy to acquire an iguana (especially if you have the funds), you still have to provide a high level of care to the animal so that it will be able to live a long and happy life in its new home. Here are some guidelines that you can use to determine if you are ready to own an iguana:

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1.    Iguanas, like other pets, definitely need the loving attention of their human owners/caregivers. Contrary to common belief, reptiles do not thrive if they are plopped into a sad cage and left until the owner remembers to pay them a visit.

2.    Iguanas are a very essential wild animal, and it is not in their nature to be friendly with humans. To iguanas, humans are just like potential predators in the forest. You have to take your time while trying to tame them (and this sometimes last for as long as a month).

3.    When given the proper care, your  iguana can grow up to be six feet long, and can reach the ripe old age of twenty. Unlike dogs and cats, your adult iguana may be around until you are in your thirties, forties or fifties!

4.    Iguanas are not low-cost pets! There is a reason why these animals are tagged as exotic animals. It’s not just because they come from the tropics. Proper care is needed, and the best way you will be able to provide proper care is by spending a significant amount of money on the construction of its habitat, buying supplements, etc.

5.    Responsible reptile owners never stop learning: they read, read, and read some more, even if they have learned a sufficient amount of knowledge to keep their reptiles healthy.

6.    Iguanas need true care from their owners, and they also need to be in constant contact with human owners if they are to be tamed more quickly.  

The problem that we see in many new iguana owners is that they are unwilling to study the specific needs of their new pet. They tend to trust what pet shop staff has to say. If you want to have a truly healthy pet, you have to seek out the right information yourself.

It definitely pays to educate yourself, and seek out  various references to find the best solutions to any iguana-related problems. You might also have to  communicate with professionals, such as your local veterinarian, if you come across problems that research cannot solve.

It may not be enough to just spend lots of money to buy stuff for your iguana. The number one requirement is that you have force yourself to be a hands-on owner. Do not leave your iguana in the garage, or in the backyard, where it can be forgotten and isolated for days on end


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