I've always wanted an iguana
25 Jun 07
Hello AricPenn. i can't tell you much about iguanas myself but you should think many times over before getting an iguana. First of all you should know that caring for iguanas in some states or places is not allowed or is regulated by special rules. You should also know that igunas are very special creatures that have special food, shelter and light requirements. It is not easy taking care of an iguana. even the most dedicated pet owners sometimes end up harming their iguanas without meaning too. There are also some pet owners who end up realizing that they can't keep up with taking care of an iguana and abandon their iguanas. several poor iguanas have been rescued by animal rights groups. i suggest that you should read up as much as you can about iguanas before getting one.
• United States
25 Oct 07
I have three of them I think they are geat but it does take alot of room to house them I have mine each in a different cage in our downstairs they are each different sizes our largest one is very mellow and easy to handle She loves to get out and sit in the window and get the suns raise We rescued her from people that had her in to small of a cage and was shutting her tail in the door it was infected and had to be taken off by about 12 in she also had a mouth infection that we cleared up Another wasnt handled much but some its nails were very long and it was brown in color for not having proper food and light It is turning gren now Our othe one they had it in a cage with no attention He is now allowing us to pet him and he eats out of our hand and we are picking him up and hes allowing that next step is picking him up and removing him from the cage. I love them all
• United States
24 Jul 07
Many people who have iguanas train them to be free roamers, so they don't have to be stuck in the cage. Most iguanas will only go to the bathroom in one spot if they are trained. Not all of them get mean when they get older, but it takes a lot of handling to get them to stay "tame."