Saturday, September 5, 2020

Iguana Care

1. Iguanas, like other pets, also need the loving attention of their human owners/caregivers. Contrary to common belief, reptiles do not thrive if they are plopped into a sad cage and left until the owner remembers to visit them. 

2. Iguanas are mostly wild animals, and it is not in their nature to be friendly with humans. To iguanas, humans are just like potential predators in the forest. You have to take your time while trying to tame them (which sometimes lasts for as long as a month). 

3. If given the proper care, an iguana can grow up to six feet long and reach the old age of twenty. Unlike dogs and cats, your adult iguana may be around until you are in your thirties, forties, or fifties! 

4. Iguanas are not low-cost pets! There's a reason why they're tagged as exotic animals. It's not just because they come from the tropics. Proper care is needed. The only way you will be able to provide appropriate care is by spending a significant amount of money on constructing its habitat, buying supplements, etc. 

5. Responsible reptile owners never stop learning: they read, read, and read some more, even after gaining sufficient knowledge to keep their reptiles healthy. 

6. Iguanas need the right care from their owners, and they also need to be in constant contact with human owners if they are to be tamed more quickly. The problem that we see in many new iguana owners is that they are unwilling to study their new pet's specific needs. They tend to trust what the pet shop staff has to say. If you want to have a genuinely healthy pet, you have to seek the right information yourself. 

You have to educate yourself and compare the various references that you come across to find the best solutions to any iguana-related problems. You must be ready to communicate with professionals, such as your local veterinarian if you come across issues that research cannot solve. It's not enough to have the funds to buy stuff for your iguana. The number one requirement is that you have force yourself to be a hands-on owner. Do not leave your iguana in the garage or backyard, where it can be forgotten and isolated for days on end.

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