To date, iguanas have become quite common among pets. Many reptile lovers breed iguanas, but do not delve into their biology and content. Do not ask yourself what to feed the iguana, until the animal is ill. It is necessary to clearly know what the iguana feeds in order for it to be healthy and comfortable.
What the iguana eats: choose a diet
Despite its appalling appearance, because they are something like a dragon, these reptiles are full-fledged vegetarians. Young green iguanas prefer soft and delicate leaves of young plants, like dandelions, which they can easily swallow. However, for normal growth and development, they do not need to give larvae of insects or pieces of fresh meat no more often than once in seven to eight days. To exceed this norm is not recommended, as when switching to a meat diet, the iguana becomes inactive and later becomes ill.
Adult lizards do not eat animal food at all and eat only plants, fruits and vegetables. Based on common concepts, each owner in the course of further content, he understands what to feed his iguana, because each of them (like any other pet) has its own preferences and wishes in the diet.
How to feed the iguana?
The process of feeding an iguana should not be frequent: since it is a reptile, the food digests for a very long time. The normal regime of feeding an adult iguana is two days later, while the pet does not feel any discomfort. Young individuals eat more often, babies need to be fed every day, and one-year-olds and older ones every other day. Eating iguana at home also depends on the constant temperature in the terrarium. The higher it is, the better will be the process of digestion of the pet and the frequency of food intake increases.