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(Last Updated On: 25/10/2017)

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Iguanas are herbivorous lizards belonging to Reptile class. These beautiful lizards are available in different colors and size and two most famous species of Iguanas are Green Iguanas and Lesser Antillean Iguana. The Green Iguanas is kept as a pet widely among reptile lovers, however Lesser Antillean Iguana is not recommended to keep in captivity as their breeding is hard. They lay eggs but they are often infertile making these beautiful creatures rare. Green Iguanas are also known as common iguanas which can be an excellent captivity reptile pet because of its bright colors, calm deposition and easily handling.

Physical description:

An iguana length can range from one ft.  to 20 inches along with its tail and they have a row of spines from their neck to their tail. Behind their neck are a set of tiny scales which resembles Spocks however they are not visible from far away, closer look can make them visible. Iguana have 3 eyes; one eye is located on the top of its head known as parietal eye which has glands in it. Iguana are known for their excellent vision, they can navigate easily through the crowded bushy forest, find their food, and easily locate where danger is. In order to reproduce, male iguanas have three hemipenis is located in their lower body area.

Iguanas Behavior:

When it comes to Iguana's behavior, they are very gentle in nature and they get very well along adults and children. When you notice an angry and annoyed or ready to attack position, its first option will be to hide in its captivity or to flee from the scene. If it has nowhere to run or hide, it will warn first. When it comes to show aggression, the behavior will change and its body will become stiff and puffed, the dewlap under the neck will extend, and it will bob its head in an aggressive manner and will make a hissing sound. An Iguana attacks by biting, hitting with its powerful tail or even clawing.

Relax and calm behavior can be a very welcoming sight. When Iguana is relaxed and calm, it will move smoothly and gently around. It will lick things in the way and may also lick your fingers to show that it’s your friend. Iguana and can also be trained well for different tricks and to reward it should be fed with a fruit only, and this very same way the behavior can also be improved of the Iguanas.


Originally posted 2013-05-05 21:21:12.

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