I am Al from the Philippines. I'm taking care of a green Iguana. I noticed that my Iguana have laid eggs just now and I am curious on how I could take care of them. I have been surfing the net looking at pictures of iguana eggs and mine is just different. The eggs of my iguana are elongated oval not like the ones I am seeing in the internet. I guess my iguana is just different. I have made a beautiful cage but I still need to install a lighting that give UV light.
How much time will it take until the eggs hatch? What important things should I do if these eggs hatch?
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Mar 28, 2012 10:30:28 GMT -8
Hello Al All female iguanas have the capability of laying eggs every year even if they haven't been fertilized so if your iguana hasn't mated then those eggs won't hatch. What kind of iguana is that? its green but I don't think it's under the species "green iguana". I'm not sure what kind of species she is but if she just laid eggs then she will start putting her wait back on (they can get very skinny after egg laying) and the UVB light will be very important for her to absorb the nutrients. UVB is the important part of the light that she needs, UVA light is just the visible light we can see. If you can bring her outside in the sunshine for a couple hours a day until you are able to get a UVB light that would help her recover Don't worry about the eggs being oval and elongated, that's normal. I don't know if you have taken the eggs out of her enclosure yet but iguanas don't care for their young so when ever she lays eggs just take them out when she will let you near them.
I believe that is a fiji band iguana a very very rare species. Look the specifics on this that is 90% sure guess. Also I know this may sound inhuman but if she has been in contact with any males and you do not wish for little iggy's then I would either boil them or freeze them. If there are no males they make a great addition to a compost heap or this is a delicacy.(Just saying)