Post by wheresromeo on Mar 8, 2011 10:16:46 GMT -8
Hey Everyone! My name is Jess, I live in Gettysburg PA! for the last few months now I've been considering getting an iguana, the reason I'd like to get one is because I always have loved reptiles, snakes and amphibians of all sorts, When I was younger I had a Florida Green Grass Snake, but she was hard to keep she didn't seem to want to eat anything though she ate some, after about a year she passed away.
I've always LOVED big reptiles, I considered getting a large snake but realized that I just didn't have the heart to feed it mice and rats so I never went through with it. Iguanas seem to be content with crickets and other vegetation (that's just what I've heard) I'm seriously considered getting one but because they are high maintenance I want to do my homework first, so I can decide if it would be a good match for me!
I'm eager to start learning and I hope to hear from everyone soon! ;D
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Oct 2, 2012 8:56:11 GMT -8
I know this is a very old post but I feel bad because no one responded to it - so I will.
You're correct that anyone considering a reptile/amphibian has homework to do one part of your post that stuck out to me was that you mentioned feeding an iguana cricket and that is a HUGE misconception. Iguanas live on a vegan diet of only plants; mainly leafy greens and vegetables along with some fruit. Collards, mustard greens, turnip greens, acorn squash, and butternut squash are all a good starting point
I considered various reptiles before deciding upon an iguana for the same reason you are considering an iguana; they don't eat meat and they get pretty big I hope you have done more research before getting one of these guys - they can be a real handful when they go through their "teenage years."
If only I had something to eat. . . . . mmmm pumpkin flowers