Pros and Cons of Iguana Enclosure


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Iguana Enclosure

Pros and Cons of Iguana Enclosure

Iguana enclosures are a fantastic way to keep your pet Iguana in and at the same time keep you out. Many pet owners choose not to let their iguana go outside, especially during the summer months. It is very important for both you and your Iguana to stay out of the direct sun and rain. Your Iguana cannot tell the difference between what is green and what is red. Because of this, they can easily get sun burnt or even get sick from overheating too much.

Iguanas are known to be very social and well behaved animals. Keeping them in an enclosed environment will ensure that they remain this way, and will not be out of control. Many iguana enthusiasts choose to have their iguana kept in an indoor enclosure during the summer months, and an outdoor enclosure in the winter. It should be noted that wintertime is a good time to properly ventilate an indoor enclosure for your iguana, as it can become too cold without proper insulation.

One of the benefits of having your iguana kept indoors is that you do not need to worry about him breaking out. Indoor enclosures will usually be much smaller than those in the outdoors. They are also generally less expensive to purchase. These reasons are why most people who purchase these types of enclosures choose to use a simple wire cage, or even just use a simple plastic one. The best part is that you do not need to purchase any UV lighting or heaters, which will help to keep your green iguana happy and healthy.

If you decide to keep your animals indoors all year, you may be concerned that other animals will get into your iguana enclosures or out of the iguana enclosures. This is a very common problem with pet stores, and with the cheaper priced indoor animal enclosures that you can buy today, this problem is usually not an issue. What you should do is have an inexpensive air purifier and filter. This should help eliminate any air problems that you might be having with pets and small children. Another good idea is to purchase a small netting or pvc fence.

If you are interested in buying a more expensive Iguana Enclosure, there are a few different things that you should know about before purchasing. The first thing to know about is whether the enclosure that you are buying is a folding, stationary, or mobile Iguana cage. This can be a heavily debated topic, but most experts agree that if you purchase a stationary, immobile, or roughly movable Iguana cage, it will be massively beneficial. In fact, most experts agree that these are some of the most helpful and cost effective cages you can buy today.

If you have decided to purchase a folding or mobile Iguana enclosure, then you should look into purchasing some reasonably priced but practical plants or fake rocks to place inside the cage. If you have a small space then you should seriously consider placing fake rocks or plants on top of the floor of the enclosure. This will greatly help to provide extra habitat for your animals while they enjoy being indoors, as well as making your living space look more natural. Some inexpensive plants that you can purchase include faux bamboo, fake netting, or ivy.

You should also consider adding some sort of UV regulation and humidity maintenance to your Iguana enclosure. There are a few different ways to accomplish this, but some of the best methods use a small piece of netting or a UV Lamp to simulate the environment that your animal will be used to in their natural habitat. Humidity levels are very important to all of your lizards and reptile pets. Proper humidity maintenance and UV regulation will dramatically reduce the chance of sickly conditions in your lizards or reptiles. Another nice feature to look for in any UV lamp or netting system is an adjustable lamp with a high intensity that is designed to put out just the right amount of light for optimal enrichment.

While these pros definitely outweigh the cons of an Iguana enclosure for your pet Iguana, keep in mind that these are only a few of the pros. There are also many cons associated with keeping these exotic pets. The main pros are the ease of care, low cost, ability to provide a low level of enrichment, and the lack of floor locomotion. The biggest and most obvious con associated with iguana enclosures is the potential for over-all health problems and illness due to soil contamination and substrate damage. So be sure to do your homework and do not purchase an inexpensive enclosure unless you are sure that you understand all of the pros and cons associated with it.

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