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April 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 181

Are you planning to have a pet iguana? Then you better prepare yourself first to learn all the things that you need to learn about being a responsible pet iguana owner. This way, you will be taking care of your pet iguana properly. You have to understand that iguanas are special lizards that need special care. If you don't care for it properly, it can die. Here are some facts about iguanas that you really need to know.

Young iguanas eat leaves, fruits, flowers snails and insects but as they grow they eat mostly vegetation - this means you should be very careful with what you feed your pet iguana. Make sure that you feet them a variety of foods while they are young. This will give them the most nutrients. If you want to be sure, you can give your pet a variety of choices. This way you can find out what your pet iguana likes. Once your pet grows, you can then proceed to a purely vegetation diet.

They can hold their breath for up to 30 minutes - this is confirmed by science but you should not try to find out for yourself. If you see that your pet iguana is not breathing or moving at all, don't worry about it because it is normal. Iguanas live in tropical rainforests near bodies of water. This means your pet is used to rolling around water to cool off when needed. The ability to hold its breath for long periods of time is an evolutionary survival trait.

Iguanas can safely fall from a height of 40 to 50 meters - once again, you should not try to find this out by yourself. By knowing this, you will have peace of mind and not get scared easily if your pet escapes its cage and you find it crawling outside your second floor window. However, as a responsible pet owner, it is very important that you actually know the location of your iguana at all times. This way, you know where to look for it if you need to play or care for it.

Iguanas can jump - they may look lethargic, but iguanas can jump far. If you let your pet roam around your house freely, it can startle you when it jumps around. If you live with other people, a jumping iguana might also inconvenience them. This is why you should have a good cage for it that it cannot jump out of.

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