Iguanas Make Wonderful Pets


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There is a great debate going on as to whether or not Iguanas (pronounced I YOO-guanas) are actually snakes. Some people say they are, while others say they aren’t. Whichever school of thought you decide to go with, there is no denying that putting a pet Iguana in a small enclosure, called an Iguana cage, is a great way to learn more about these fascinating and delightful reptiles. While most people are aware of the basic requirements for caring for an Iguana, such as food, water, and shelter, there are some additional factors to take into consideration before setting up your new pet in an enclosure.

Iguana Enclosure

One of the first questions that pet owners have is what sort of environment will be best suited for their reptile friends? The simple answer is green iguanas, since they are probably the most common of all pets found in homes. While green iguanas can handle moderate temperatures, they are not very sensitive to cold and do not do well in areas where the temperatures are freezing. This is why it is a good idea to purchase a small heating devise that can be placed strategically near the cage to keep the temperature in the iguana enclosure at a normal level.

You will find many different styles and designs of green iguana enclosures on the market today. Some are designed as mini-cages, with just enough room to allow the iguana a few short hops and stretch out. These are excellent for children who are still growing, because they do not need to spend a lot of time in the enclosure. They can spend some time outside, play around, and come back in to get more activity later.

Many iguanas enjoy the heat of the sun’s rays and will bask in the heat when the cage is opened. For this reason, it is important to purchase an enclosure with a light already installed. The iguana may be able to view the light from inside of its home, but some iguanas are born with a blind spot in their center vision. This is called the dark spot, and it is important that the iguana is provided with a light from within its home so that it can see out of this area. Most pet stores will sell a light that will work for most iguanas.

There are several other features that you should look for in an Iguana enclosure. First and foremost, there should be a water bowl nearby for the pet to drink from. The water bowl must be big enough for the iguana, or its food and bedding, to easily drink from. A glass tank would be perfect because it allows the pet to see its water bowl from all angles while in the water. It is also important that the cage has a water filter installed so that there is no buildup of toxins inside the pet’s body. Cleaning the filters periodically is important, because otherwise the pet can become ill.

Another important feature of an ideal pet iguana enclosure is a nice piece of furniture, such as a perch. Because iguanas are quite active during the day, they have trouble relaxing in a cage at night. They enjoy sitting on a perch, or even basking in the sun while being observed by other wildlife. An ideal cage for an indoor iguana is made of hardwood or glass, so it will be protected from outside influences.

One last feature that an ideal cage for a pet iguana should have is at least two feet long of ground space. The iguana needs to have room to run around, whether it is running from one end of the cage to the other, or just exploring its surroundings. The iguana does not need the space to explore all sides of the home. It should have enough space for crawling around on. In an ideal home, there should be at least two feet of space on each side of the door.

Humidity is another important factor to consider when you are looking for the perfect habitat for your iguana. Iguanas are not cold blooded, but they can become very uncomfortable if the humidity in their habitat is too low. Humidity levels must be around eighty percent. Some of the best habitats for the Iguana snake are those that allow for good air circulation and have a higher than normal humidity level. Water temperature is another important factor to consider for the Iguana, because the reptiles are cold blooded and do best in water temperatures between sixty and ninety-five degrees.

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