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RE: They do have a clue...

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Posted by: -Ryan- at Sat Jan 24 15:43:26 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by -Ryan- ]  
   

While this is also true you have to recognize that green iguanas don't do well in captivity because there are very few people that both recognize the difference between good and bad husbandry and have the abilities to apply the good. Green iguanas are usually kept too dry and too cold. That's a recipe for disaster, but that has nothing to do with what we're talking about right now. It has been observed that they will eat animal protein in the wild. Why? Maybe to aid in reproduction, or maybe to build fat reserves. I'm sure it is not a frequent thing, but it happens, just like Red-footed tortoises eating rodents.

Uromastyx have been observed intentionally eating beetles and ants in the wild. We know they do it, so end of that discussion. Then the question becomes both why do they do it, and how much do they usually consume, and I would say those are more important questions to ask than arguing over whether or not they will eat insects in the wild. They are obligate vegetarians, 'obligate' being the key word.

Also, let's all keep in mind that all we have are other peoples' studies. None of us have actually studied their feeding habits and patterns in the wild so we don't really have much to go on. I am going on the studies I have read.


   

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