Iguana Enclosure

What Is an Iguana Enclosure?

Like many other lizards, Iguanas need a special habitat to live comfortably. They are also sensitive to cold temperatures and cannot handle the cold winter months. In order to keep them healthy during this time, you must build or purchase an iguana enclosure. In this article I will provide you with information on how to choose the right enclosure for the Iguana that you own. This will also help you determine which size Iguana cage is best for your pet.

It is very important for a reptile owner to provide the appropriate size Iguana enclosure for the pet. Because iguanas tend to be large lizards, it is especially important to get the right sized iguana enclosure for the pet. If the standard Green Iguana cage is also too small for the animal, they could become depressed, which can result in a shorter lifespan. When considering the size of the enclosure, make sure that it is between one and two feet larger than the floor space of the cage. This will allow the iguana enough room to turn around and stretch out.

A standard Iguana enclosure should be wide enough to allow the pet to move about freely inside. The length of the enclosure should be at least three feet longer than the longest part of the animal. You should ensure that there is plenty of space for the iguana to move and turn around as they need to stretch out on a regular basis. The length of the floor area should be between six and ten feet. You should not allow the floor area to be more than ten feet wide because larger animals such as cats or dogs can easily squeeze through the doors. In order for the animal to feel safe and comfortable inside, the door should open outward, not inward.

The temperature of the iguana enclosure should be between eighty-five and ninety-five degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature should never be lower than seventy degrees Fahrenheit. The reason behind this is that smaller pets need a special environment to prevent them from being frozen during the cold winter months. Small green iguanas are very sensitive to changes in temperature and you should not leave their cages outside during the winter months.

One option that many people choose is an indoor/outdoor Iguana enclosure that consists of a PVC pipe pet door. This type of enclosure has one side that is completely covered and the other side is made like a door, with a clear window at the top. When the green iguana is not sleeping, he can look right out his enclosure and watch the world go by.

An alternative to the PVC pipe iguana cage with one side that is completely closed is a mesh enclosure. Mesh enclosures can be made out of a variety of materials including mesh made of nylon, mesh made of silk or cotton, and mesh made of metal. Mesh sizes can range from one foot to two feet across. Mesh can be made to look almost like a decorative screen with a small entrance. The mesh acts as a natural heat source and the small opening allows the small lizard to escape without danger.

Most people who choose this type of pet enclosure are also choosing a heat lamp to supplement the natural lighting provided by the mesh. A heat lamp will provide both warmth and light to your little pet. If you choose a plastic mesh Iguana enclosure, you may also want to include a UV filter to help protect your lizard’s eyes. This UV filter will eliminate most harmful organisms that can cause illnesses to your pet.

Many people choose a mesh or heat lamp because they do not have enough light or heat sources available in their natural habitat. This is especially important for lizards that have a very restricted diet due to dehydration. They need a heat source to maintain a healthy body temperature. Iguanas that are confined to a small enclosure such as a plastic enclosure, with a heat lamp, are able to maintain a proper body temperature and are less likely to suffer from dehydration.

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