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Pet Reptiles - Iguanas
Pet Iguana

Big mouth with saw-like teeth, eyelids, long tails, dorsal crests, dewlaps, and clawed feet on four sprawling legs used to swim or climb trees commonly characterize different species of Iguanas. Varying in color (green, brown, and yellows), these native to deserts and North and South America seas live about 15-20 years. Mainly herbivores, Iguanas supplement their diets with insects, worms, etc. This popular lizard pet has fairly strict feeding and housing requirement.

The Green Iguana (Iguana Iguana) is a large, arboreal herbivorous species of lizard of the genus iguana native to Central and South America. The Green Iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay to as for north as Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, and in the United States as feral populations in South Florida, the Florida Keys, Hawaii, and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. The Green Iguana is a reptile commonly found in captivity as a pet and grows to 1.5 meters in length from head to tail, although a few specimens have grown more than 2 meters (6 feet) and can weigh over 20 pounds (10 kg).

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