Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Sept 16, 2011 8:56:20 GMT -8
From what I have read, they should be peeled, but I'm not sure why - I think they say that because its hard. I chop up butternut and acorn squash for my iguana with the rind but I pay close attention that the pieces with rind are very very small. Honestly I think it would be ok so long as the pieces are small.
*edit* I no longer feed the rind, I peel it before feeding it to her.
Hi everyone, I need your help. I have recently bought an iguana, but I'm not really experienced in taking care of such animals. I've read few books, read some reviews (http://www.pissedconsumer.com/consumer-reviews/veterinary.html), but still have some questions. I wanted to ask what foods are the best for iguanas. What products I should never give to my pet?
Some common errors people make when feeding iguanas is giving them lettuce, crickets, meal worms, lots of carrots, or store bought pellets (as a primary food source). Their main diet should be leafy greens like Collards and Mustard greens with vegetables like acorn squash or butternut squash and maybe some fruit like watermelon, bananas, and strawberries. There are A LOT of options out there and as long as the diet is balanced you can add a lot more types of greens, vegetables, and fruits (small amount). Generally 70-80 % of the diet should be greens, 20-30 % of the diet should be veggies, and about 10% of the diet can be fruits.
I would also suggest checking out the housing and lighting sections of the website - your (presumably young iguana) little guy will be a giant in a few years
p.s. Just so you know you can start a brand new thread by entering into a section (such as Housing, Behavior, or Diet) from the main page and then the new thread button is on the right above the "Last Post" heading.
If only I had something to eat. . . . . mmmm pumpkin flowers