Unusual Pets: Iguana common
Thinking about Pets in the first place, remember the cats and dogs. It is of course. It is cats and dogs are the most common Pets among Russians and citizens of other countries. Of course, there are those who prefer to have cute hamsters and parrots. Watch the slowly floating fish in the aquarium, many Russians prefer. But, there are also other animals that people in our country attempt to tame and to settle next to him. For example, there are those who instead of hamsters, taking on a rat, not those that run through the basements, and more well-groomed and good-looking. Turtles and snakes also can be found in the apartments of our vast country.
I think some have already noticed, the Russians walking on a leash are not dogs, and even cats and ferrets. Recently, our country started a new trend to such lovely creatures as Fenech. This Fox is small, but so cute that people like to keep her at home, instead of dogs or cats.
Won’t argue that it’s fun, but at the same time, quite difficult. While dogs and cats for so many centuries they live near people, but still there are cases of attack on their people. What can we say about the wild creatures, unaccustomed to see people.
About the same as and Fenech,Russian pet lovers, began to pay attention to reptiles, particularly iguanas. In the right conditions, the iguana can live outside of the will more than fifteen years. Do not think that to achieve this so easy. To keep the iguana is very difficult, in spite of the assurances given by sellers in pet stores. In addition, for the proper maintenance of reptiles, we have to pay a lot of money about, don’t immediately think everyone who likes animals. People want to have such an unusual creature, and about how it came about, not think. After all, even for keeping dogs, people must understand that she will need. And iguana, unlike dogs has its own biological features. Very in many cases, the owners of iguanas did not immediately notice that .. something is happening, do not see their illness. Addressing to the vets, being in most cases not treatable.
Before buying an iguana, people should learn that the establishment of the iguana. Need to know about the biology of iguanas, nutrition and content. The problem is that there is quite little literature saying exactly how it is best to keep the reptile. Which in turn leads to mistakes, and eventually to the death of the iguana.
We can distinguish two reasons that I must remember that everyone who decided to buy an iguana: you must know how to properly feed the iguana and know what the temperature needed for them to exist.
Iguanas are creatures that live in tropical countries, which means they need heat and humidity. Just like that, the apartment to dwell in, they will not. Most often, they are placed in the terrarium, with certain conditions. Take into account the fact that an adult iguana can reach a length of over two meters, and therefore, the terrarium should be very spacious for them. Lamp, sanctifying branch of the terrarium, should give a temperature 31-35° C, and in other parts of the terrarium 25-26 °C. in Addition, you must install and normal bulbs for the consecration.
Iguana, which managed to tame, tranquil character. These iguanas will climb on the human’s hands climb on his shoulders and head. When harassment, iguana will resist, but not aggressive.
Iguana, not tamed, will try to get away from the man, maybe even hit the tail. Or try to bite. Wild iguana should be kept in the hands very carefully. What would the lizard not to damage myself too.
There is a sign, which indicates that the iguana is not very healthy. For example, she begins to escape from the hands, in this case, for lack of a lot of energy, quickly stops trying. Closes his eyes and freezes.
It should be noted that iguanas grow very fast. In three years, iguana increases in weight by about 6 times. But, in order that the iguana would grow correctly, it needs certain substances in food. So, in their food or supplements thereto, must contain a lot of calcium. Only when a sufficient amount of calcium, the iguana will grow well. And the bones will not be bent, which is particularly well visible on the tail. At low calcium, the bones are subject to frequent fractures. But, it is worth noting that in the absence of vitamin D3, namely ultraviolet radiation (sun), calcium, even in large numbers won’t digest.
Iguanas are herbivorous reptiles, which means they need to feed it such food. It is believed that generally, they are fed vegetables and greens. Slightly smaller percentage of the diet are fruits, and some cereals. But, this does not mean that you can feed them a carrot or a cabbage, no. It is best if vegetables and fruits are the most diverse, not the same. Of course, what to feed the iguana needs to be fed every day, as much as she wants. But watch the quality of the food, don’t place food directly lots, so as not to bother every day to give fresh carrots. Because you will not have chopped the Apple, lying on the table for the second day, right?
Do not forget about the water. If without food, they can do a few days (adults), without water they will be bad. Drinker at best, should be large where the iguana can not only quench thirst, but also to soak in water. In this case, water should be changed every day.
Iguanas molt, like all reptiles. But unlike some others, they molt does not occur simultaneously, but gradually, which may take a month.
A terrarium is a place of residence of the iguana, and the necessary conditions. As mentioned earlier, the terrarium should be spacious. Best with a small pool for drinking and bathing reptiles. In addition, the iguana of the new branch, large, that they would support the weight of the reptile.
When dealing with an iguana, you should be careful. Because these reptiles can discard the tail. In adults, it is unlikely to grow new, while the young will be able to get another. So, carefully take the reptile on your hands. Over time, it will start to get used to the people and, therefore, will not resist and tail will not hurt.
Yes, to keep such animal is not so easy and cheap. Better from the beginning, to buy an animal to weigh your possibilities, not to kill the iguana.