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05-16-2014 01:38 PM
HarleyTheGSD I made a list of things I'll need for an adult iguana. I figure, I'd need about 4 different bulbs; a CHE, a UVA, UVB, and a night bulb? Does that sound right? What wattage do all of them have to be? 100 watts? For all bulbs? Or 100 on two and maybe 60 watts on two?
And I am getting a heat and humidity gage.
05-12-2014 03:41 PM
HarleyTheGSD
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It's been many years since she passed but back then my reptile vet felt it was necessary for juvenile iguanas. It was somewhat of a debate but I can say my girl lived to 18 yrs, and bred successfully by accident with a foster from the SPCA. She was beautiful, full size which most captive don't achieve and not once sick. I fed her 2 pinkies weekly when young along with crickets and meal worms. I don't remember when I stopped feeding them.
That's interesting, good for her!
Thank you for your information.
05-12-2014 02:24 PM
Saphire
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If I decide to go with a ferret cage, I would put plywood on three sides, to help with keeping the heat/humidity in.
I did look on multiple iguana websites/forums, and I read that they are herbivores. Are they wrong? I am planning on getting an adult, maybe 1-3 years old. I did see that calcium supplements and vitamins are important.
It's been many years since she passed but back then my reptile vet felt it was necessary for juvenile iguanas. It was somewhat of a debate but I can say my girl lived to 18 yrs, and bred successfully by accident with a foster from the SPCA. She was beautiful, full size which most captive don't achieve and not once sick. I fed her 2 pinkies weekly when young along with crickets and meal worms. I don't remember when I stopped feeding them.
05-12-2014 01:57 PM
HarleyTheGSD
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I had an iguana for many years. She grew to be 6 feet so please note the ferret cage will be short lived as proper diet and nutrition will promote full adult growth. You will need adequate lighting/heat. Basking heat should be low 90 ' s F. Ambient temp no lower than 80F. Ferret cage may make that difficult.

I had my spare room setup just for her with large branches/trees, water source for swimming etc. Temp was easy to maintain and lighting install very easy.

My girl ate pinkies while young and growing quickly. Feeding is more in depth than you may think. Variety of fruits and vegetables plus added vitamins and calcium.
If I decide to go with a ferret cage, I would put plywood on three sides, to help with keeping the heat/humidity in.
I did look on multiple iguana websites/forums, and I read that they are herbivores. Are they wrong? I am planning on getting an adult, maybe 1-3 years old. I did see that calcium supplements and vitamins are important.
05-12-2014 01:45 PM
Saphire
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Thank you this was helpful.
I have read that they are expensive. As in light fixtures. They have to have a UVB and a UVA bulb, as well as a 100 watt bulb for heat, and a night bulb. But everything else is fairly cheap. They are herbivores, so grabbing stuff from the fridge would do, and it's cheap! I'm either going to make my own enclosure out of plywood, 2'x2's, and plexiglass or I may find a cheap enclosure on Craigslist. Possibly a ferret cage.
I had an iguana for many years. She grew to be 6 feet so please note the ferret cage will be short lived as proper diet and nutrition will promote full adult growth. You will need adequate lighting/heat. Basking heat should be low 90 ' s F. Ambient temp no lower than 80F. Ferret cage may make that difficult.

I had my spare room setup just for her with large branches/trees, water source for swimming etc. Temp was easy to maintain and lighting install very easy.

My girl ate pinkies while young and growing quickly. Feeding is more in depth than you may think. Variety of fruits and vegetables plus added vitamins and calcium.
05-12-2014 12:26 PM
HarleyTheGSD
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My cousin had a green iguana and while I'm not a fan of reptiles he was seriously awesome. She got him as a baby and raised him herself, he was smart and calm, he loved being handled and would contently sit on your shoulder. But man was he fast! One moment he'd be motionless and the next he'd be across the room in a flash! He was very easy to care for and she really loved him

Sorry that's all I know
Thank you this was helpful.
I have read that they are expensive. As in light fixtures. They have to have a UVB and a UVA bulb, as well as a 100 watt bulb for heat, and a night bulb. But everything else is fairly cheap. They are herbivores, so grabbing stuff from the fridge would do, and it's cheap! I'm either going to make my own enclosure out of plywood, 2'x2's, and plexiglass or I may find a cheap enclosure on Craigslist. Possibly a ferret cage.
05-12-2014 09:44 AM
Shade My cousin had a green iguana and while I'm not a fan of reptiles he was seriously awesome. She got him as a baby and raised him herself, he was smart and calm, he loved being handled and would contently sit on your shoulder. But man was he fast! One moment he'd be motionless and the next he'd be across the room in a flash! He was very easy to care for and she really loved him

Sorry that's all I know
05-12-2014 12:42 AM
Ellimaybel I looked it up too, I think that's pretty clever. Looks like it would be easier and he can still climb all he want
05-11-2014 10:51 PM
HarleyTheGSD I may consider a large ferret nation cage... What are your thoughts? Am I being ridiculous? I typed in "iguana cage" in Google images and found a photo of an iguana in a large ferret cage. It gave me the idea.

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05-11-2014 04:54 PM
Ellimaybel Yeah they love to climb.
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