Am I Ready For An Iguana?
Becoming the owner of an iguana carries significant responsibility in providing a long and happy life for that ig. Before aquiring an iguana, it is a good idea to investigate the husbandry, environment, caging, diet, preventative health care, and other special requirements iguanas need. The following questions may be useful to consider.
Do I choose to spend my money for the initial cost of the iguana, and its maintenance and supplies?
Yes | No
Am I willing to spend
sufficient time with this iguana (in addition to feeding and cleaning)
to provide for its well-being?
Does my job schedule
and other activitied allow the time needed for taming, training, affection,
and socialization of this iguana?
Am I willing to provide
the proper sanitation of its habitat for health care maintenance?
Am I aware of how
much space this animal will need for proper exercise, rest, and security,
and can I provide it? (An adult iguana will need a cage at least 6' tall,
5' long, and 3' deep)
Do I have the environment
available to provide the proper light, heat, humidity, and ventilation?
Am I comfortable handling
and restraining a large reptile that may become aggressive seasonally?
If there are young
children in the family, would you be able to protect the iguana and children
from each other?
Do I have a qualified
reptile veterinarian nearby?
Do I have someone
willing to care for my iguana should I need to be away for any reason?
Do my state and local
laws permit the ownership of large reptiles, and if so are there any special
Am I prepares to own
by learning about all of this animal's requirements BEFORE
All things considered,
does this species fill my companion animal needs and can I fulfill this
pet's life needs adequately?
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