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We are hoping to get an Iguana shortly. I have cared for an Iguana at college in the past as part of my care of exotics diploma and had experience caring for my cousins when she was away. Ive read up alot about over the years and understand there extensive needs.
Ive checked that we have a good herp vet local too.
What I would like to know is..

How much do you spend on food for your Iguana weekly?

We would plan to have him as a part roamer, meaning he would be in his enclosure in the day and then free to roam in the afternoon through to when we go to bed so he is supervised at all times.

What size enclosure did you use for your Iguana from birth up to full size adult, did you change vivs as they grew or have the same viv from the start?
Do you take them for regualer checks at the vets? and how much a year do you spend on this?

I hear male Iguanas are not keen on woman, have you found this to be true?

We would like to get our Iguana from a baby, I wouldnt mind a rescue but have noticed many rescue homes dont adopt Iguanas.

The price in our local rep shop for a baby green Iguana is 28.00, does this sound about right?

Thanks for taking the time to read my questions
H
 

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i havant myself ever kept an iggy but i was told a true story about a male iggy who tried to "mate" with a female women when it was her time of the month it resulted in her having alot of stitches on her neck. i dont no if thats with all male iggys or just that one
sorry i cant help anymore
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How much do you spend on food for your Iguana weekly?

Difficult to say as we have a fair few omnivorous and veggie animals here but probably in the region of £10 - £12 a week, sometimes less sometimes more

We would plan to have him as a part roamer, meaning he would be in his enclosure in the day and then free to roam in the afternoon through to when we go to bed so he is supervised at all times.

What size enclosure did you use for your Iguana from birth up to full size adult, did you change vivs as they grew or have the same viv from the start?

Only had adult rescues so can't answer the first part but used to keep Gibbers (my first iguana) in a 7ft x 6ft x 4ft viv. Friends who have smaller iguanas have changed their vivs as their iguana has grown.

Do you take them for regualer checks at the vets? and how much a year do you spend on this?

Per Iguana? A couple of hundred I reckon, fecals, x-rays, general health check up.

I hear male Iguanas are not keen on woman, have you found this to be true?

Depends on the iguana in question, some get more funny than others around breeding time and around the womans menstrual cycle.

We would like to get our Iguana from a baby, I wouldnt mind a rescue but have noticed many rescue homes dont adopt Iguanas.

The price in our local rep shop for a baby green Iguana is 28.00, does this sound about right?


Loads and loads of iguanas looking for homes all over the place, try the ARK rehoming website for one.

Thanks for taking the time to read my questions
H


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How much do you spend on food for your Iguana weekly?
probably about a fiver a week. all his food comes from asda/tescos

What size enclosure did you use for your Iguana from birth up to full size adult, did you change vivs as they grew or have the same viv from the start?
he started off in approx 3' wide x 1.5' deep x 4' tall (can't remember exactly, but Blazey's got it now :)), now he has 6'6" wide x 4' deep x 8' high - see http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=13327 for pics

Do you take them for regualer checks at the vets? and how much a year do you spend on this?
he's not been to the vet

I hear male Iguanas are not keen on woman, have you found this to be true?
i hear its during womens time of the month, but clydes only just coming into maturity so time will tell on that one

We would like to get our Iguana from a baby, I wouldnt mind a rescue but have noticed many rescue homes dont adopt Iguanas.
as fixx mentions, the ark usually has loads of iggys for rehoming - http://www.arkreptilegroup.com/

The price in our local rep shop for a baby green Iguana is 28.00, does this sound about right?
that sounds dirt cheap for a shop iggy. usual prices (that i have seen!) range from £45 upwards

Thanks for taking the time to read my questions
H

good luck! :)
 

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Thanks for your help.
We discussed last night and decided it was a sensible idea to wait untill we move house as we are planning on moving in the next 2 years and dont fancy taking apart sopmthing thats going to take us weeks/months to build (viv).
Thanks again for taking the time to answar my questions
Hx
 
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