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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Iguanas as Pets

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Iguanas are certainly one of the most popular lizards to have ever been kept as a pet. There are a multitude of online resources available to iguana owners or potential owners but their popularity has thankfully been decreasing as pets over the years.

Fresh food is the key to a healthy iguana. Old thought processes included feeding cat food to help bulk up iguanas quickly but owners found out that all that protein caused kidney failure in their pets and their life spans were shortened greatly. Dark leafy greens, some fruit, and calcium supplementation must all be provided to keep your iguana healthy. Fruit and calcium supplementation should only be added about once a week to the diet. Avoid diets high in protein with your iguana.

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