Reptiles are fascinating creatures, even if some people are afraid of them. Their ancient appearance can almost take us back to the days of the dinosaurs and they can be fascinating just to watch. Many species of reptile have become popular pets among enthusiasts, casual keepers and even kids. One of the most popular reptile species is the iguana. They are also among the easiest of all reptile species to recognise.
Iguanas can grow to be quite large, so you will need to put aside a lot of space if you are hoping to keep one. They can also be quite aggressive if they are not handled properly, so it is important that you know what you are doing. If kept in the right conditions, they can make for a beautiful and fascinating addition to any home. As they are herbivores, eating only fruit and vegetables, it is also important but easy to provide them with the nutrition that they need.
Iguanas are truly beautiful and fascinating animals that can be a joy to have around. They are also associated with some truly fascinating facts.
Iguana Fact #10: Large Lizards
Iguanas are popular pets and relatively easy to take care of, provided you have sufficient space. They can actually grow quite large and need a lot of space to move around in. Large males can weigh as much as 9 lb and reach 6-7 feet in length. The females are a bit smaller, weighing in at 7 lb and measuring 3-4 feet long.
Their size means that you will need a large enough vivarium to keep them in. Ideally the vivarium should be at least twice as long as the iguana and at least 6 feet high. Iguanas like to climb and need the space to do it. They also like to roam around the home on occasion. You should only really consider getting an iguana as a pet if you have the space that is needed to keep them.