Iguanas are lovable trainable reptiles that make cute pets at home. As like with all other pets, if Iguanas are trained the right way from the beginning they are as obedient as a pet dog. Yes, they will come when you call them, play with toys, beg for treats at the dinner table, and go to the bathroom.
Iguanas mostly have an undertone of shades of green and vibrant yellow, orange, brown, or sometimes even red markings. They are easily available at pet stores and are not expensive. These affectionate reptiles need a big tank to live in as they can grow fairly large ranging from 4-7 feet with the tails making up for most of their length. They have a life span of 15-20 years. The glass or metal terrarium must be made habitable for the Iguana by ensuring sufficient climbing decor, greenery, moist climate (in the tank), UVB lighting to maintain a temperature of 31˚C – 35˚C. Since Iguanas like warm humid climates, they enjoy sun simulating UVB lighting. This ensures better health and immunity of the Iguanas.
These attractive creatures are herbivorous and relish a variety of vegetarian foods. A baby Iguana doesn’t like to be touched or picked up much but as they grow up with their owners/families and start recognizing each person they enjoy petting and holding. This is a sign of a healthy growing Iguana. If you’re a newbie at owning an Iguana be very patient with them as well as observant and cautious. They must get large space in the terrarium to grow else their full growth is stunted and effects the Iguanas organs bringing deformities and making them ill.