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Taking care of your Pet Iguana

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Posted by: rajendran at Mon Aug 13 10:41:13 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rajendran ]  
   

If this is your first pet iguana, you are probably excited and want to know how to give best care to this great-looking exotic pet iguana. The Iguanas are extremely dependent on their immediate environment so you must always have to remember this if you are caring a pet iguana.

If the environment is ideal to grow, the pet iguana can grow healthy as quickly as you like and, in some cases, an inadequately regulated terrarium can also cause premature deaths in pet iguana . Here are some basic pet iguana care guidelines to get you started:

1. As a new pet owner, it is highly recommended that you have to look for reading real books that tackle proper handling, housing, feeding, and care of your pet Iguanas. Iguanas are tropical lizards and can easily succumb to cold climates.

You need to learn more about these lizards if you want your pet iguana to grow to its maximum size and captivity. Successful iguana owners have been known to raise giant Iguanas that reach up to six feet in length. You can do this too, if you know how to provide ideal care to these reptiles.

2. Internet sometimes is not a place which provides exact information, so be careful when reading stuff on reptile care forums. Sometimes even well-meaning websites can provide wrong information.

If you find any suspicious information, consult with a published reference and compare the online information with printed information. In the end, your specialized knowledge will help you shift through facts that surround the proper care of your pet Iguanas.
3. Believe it or not, Iguanas feel much stressed in their new homes for the first time. Your pet Iguanas will obviously not talk, and it can only use body language to communicate what it is feeling or thinking.

Do not attempt to hold or pat your pet iguana when you bring it home. If you want to show it to your friend, postpone that till it gets customized to you.

The Iguana has to get used to its new home first, before it can deal with the idea of being tamed. Note that Iguanas are not used to being held by humans, so there is a real risk of being bitten or hit by its tail. This applies to both young Iguanas and adult Iguanas.

4. Your pet iguana, like any other pet, will require medical help in the future. Before buying an iguana, it is best to locate a veterinarian that specializes in reptiles or exotic pet Iguana in your area.

Make sure that you have to know about nearest veterinarian’s clinic from your home so you can rush your pet Iguana to his/her clinic during emergencies.

5. The best food that you can give your pet Iguana is fresh vegetables and plant matter. You can give it some commercial food purchased online, or from your local pet store, but please, make it a point to give your Iguana a variety of nutritious vegetables so it won’t suffer from malnutrition. Malnutrition is probably the number one cause of Iguana's health problems. People adopt these creatures simply for its majestic appearance and they also make great pets because they can actually recognize their owners, and they know how to interact with their caregivers once they have been properly trained.
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