the woman next door had a amer. mastiff and would drag her over to me every time i would be in the yard when she was going for a walk. really loved that dog, friendly dog. my wifes only complaint was when she was around the dog he would shake his head and it would wet her down. hee hee
I had an iguana as a pet for a while along with other reptiles. They are great apartment pets as they make no noise, don't piddle on the carpet and are for the most part just fun to have. Reptiles can be a great ice breaker for a shy person (like me) when walking in the park and seeing a pretty girl that I would like to talk to. Iguanas eat soft fruits flowers.
what do you do with an Iguana as a pet? don't get me wrong. I think it's kinda of cool. can you breed them. what do you feed them? living in the north east (ct) winter may not be there cup of tea.
Eh...not too much.
Mine either roams the house, or is in his own walk in closet.
I potty trained him to a litter box, believe it or not.
You can take them out with you on warm days if they're pretty tame.
Like what was said above, they're always a good conversation piece.
And they're pretty easy maintenance once they get a bit older.
But you have to take time with them when they're young.
Don't think that you can leave them in their cages while you go on about your life, and then one day take them out, and they're gonna just chill on your shoulder...lol. It doesn't work like that.
Iguanas, when they're small, need to be kept in a pretty controlled environment.
(a warm tank that can be controlled and monitored)
As they get bigger, you don't have to worry about it quite as much,
but they still need the warmth of a heat rock and or lamp, sunny spot. ect.
The north east in the summer would be pretty nice for them.
It gets pretty warm and muggy out that way. (kinda like the jungle)
But the winters would be pretty hard on them if you didn't take care of them right.
They eat fruits and veggies.
Not all kinds of course.
Some are good and bad for them, just like any other pet.
Some Iguanas will actually eat live stuff. Bugs and what not.
I think that's rare though. Mine doesn't.
To be honest with ya though...I like my dog better.
I think Iguanas are pretty cool as pets, especially when they are tame enough to be taken out. A lot of people really like seeing them and, if they get the chance, touching them, because they're still a pretty uncommon sight. I can see how it's a great ice breaker with people - someone will always ask about them if you're walking around with an Iguana on your shoulder!
My friend Laura has two Iguanas in her house, she got both from other people who didn't want them anymore. The one is very friendly, but the other one was never handled much and really can't be handled a whole lot. The friendly one is really a lot of fun and you can tell he really enjoys getting "petted" and carried around.
I'm more for things with fur (cats, dogs, etc.) since they're cuddlier, but Iguanas are pretty cool. Snakes, too!
Yeah, if they're not handled often when they're growing up, or if they don't have the right demeanor to begin with, they can be very problematic when they're older.
Don't think for a second that they can't rip your nose or ear off if they want to.
And the claws can tear you worse than a cat's, if those aren't maintained.
nothing beats a good dog,
in my opinion.
My brother had an Iguana for 19 years. They don't stop growing so it was quite long. Most of them have the end of the tail come off but she had hers intact. It only went potty when it was given a bath in the tub. That was once a week. It had lights on timers to simulate sunrise, noon time heat and sunset. It ate fresh greens and other veggies. They don't do too much. It did like to climb upstairs. It liked to sit on the closet shelf upstairs. It lived in the Northeast. No trouble with the weather since it stayed inside most of the time. Its a great pet for someone with allergies to fur.
thanks for all the info on the Iguana's life style. seems to be a good pet, with attention great pet. I don't see one at present because my golden gets most of my attention and an Iguana would look like we were bring in a toy to play with. thanks for the education.
i wish i had a picture of what he did when i left him in the kitchen while i went two class one night! i thought it was a good idea but he lived up to the lab reputation! dont get me wrong, toby's an awsome dog! just dont leave it up to him to find something for entertainment!