Iguanas have strict feeding and housing requirements, can grow quite large, and require a high level of care; but for those who are willing to put in the work they can make an amazing and rewarding pet. With time, they will come to enjoy your company and may become quite affectionate.
Other Animal Facts
Island of Grand Cayman
Dark gray to turquoise blue (male); olive green to pale blue (female)
Needs a basking spot of 100°F, and an ambient temperature of 75-80°F
Iguanas are a unique and entertaining pet. Handle regularly to keep them tame. They are territorial and do not like cage mates.
Eats dark, leafy greens, some fruit, and a weekly calcium supplement. Avoid high-protein diets.
Due to its size, iguanas will quickly outgrow an aquarium and need a custombuilt enclosure, with lots of branches for climbing.
Size & Lifespan
Adults can grow up to 5 feet in length and weigh up to 25 pounds. Can live 10-12 years.