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How to Feed an Iguana | Small Pets

How to Feed an Iguana | Small Pets


Hello, my name is Jill Phillips, and I’m co-owner
of Squeals on Wheels, a traveling petting zoo and pony rides. My name is John Phillips.
We have horses, miniature horses. We have miniature llamas and alpacas, chickens, ducks.
We have bearded dragons. Our website is www.squealsonwheels.us. Iguanas naturally live in a rain forest. What
they eat is only vegetation, leafy green vegetable matter, and some fruits and flowers. While
they’re in captivity, we give them the green leafy substances of vegetables like romaine
lettuce, kale, and other green leafy vegetables with chopped up and diced fruits and some
vegetables. We usually feed them one time a day, but for the youngsters under two years
of age, they like to be fed about twice a day.
When we prepare the vegetables and fruits, chop them up, dice them up into small pieces,
and then sprinkle them with a calcium powder and vitamin supplement that is prepared specially
for the reptiles. They do need a calcium supplement for their food, and it’s a very important
requirement that you actually put that calcium powder and vitamin supplement on their food
when they eat. Additionally, they like to have their food misted and sprayed, so it’s
nice and wet and moist, and while you’re doing that, you can also spray and mist the iguana,
they do like that, and it seems to bring them back into the rainforest habitat in which
they used to live.

Comments (2)

  1. Actually one of the best foods for green iguanas is collard greens. Kale and romaine lettuce should be fed only occasionally.. Dandelion greens can be fed daily. Include Swiss or red chard and/or rappini, (i.e. choc boy) leaves regularly, but not every day. Variety is key, but collards can be fed daily. Do not feed iguanas spinach except very, very occasionally.. Calcium and vitamin supplements should be once or twice a week, not every day.

  2. How to feed iguana small pets?????

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