Green Iguanas for Sale

The Green Iguana comes in different colors, whether it is bright green, red, dark green, or blue.  These lizards can grow up to 4-6’ in length and can live over 15 years if cared for properly.  Sometimes the Green Iguana may bob its head up and down as a way to communicate with you.  Don’t be surprised when your iguana sneezes!  This is a technique they use to expel excess salt from their bodies.  A happy, healthy Green Iguana is active, generally alert, attentive and intrigued by human action, has crystal clear eyes, a rounded, full tail and body, healthy-looking skin, a clean vent and nose, and is a regular eater. . Please call ahead to the store location you are planning on visiting to confirm that Green Iguanas for sale will be available. 

Green Iguana Diet

Green Iguanas eat once a day and need a well-balanced diet of mostly leafy, dark greens like fresh turnip greens or collard greens, some other vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, and carrots, and a few fruits like bananas, strawberries, and grapes.  These all should be chopped or torn up to a small enough size for the lizard to eat.  They also will eat commercial pellet iguana food.  Fresh, de-chlorinated water should be always be accessible.  Calcium and vitamin supplements help keep the Iguana healthy, as well.  

Green Iguana Habitat

The habitat for a Green Iguana should have a very secure lid or cover and be large enough for it to move freely and turn around.  As the Iguana grows, the habitat may have to be replaced with larger ones.  A hiding place and basking branches are a must.  Humidity should be kept at around 72-90% with daily misting.  Meanwhile, the temperature for the warmest end of the enclosure should stay around 95-100°F and the cooler end should be about 68-70°F.  An incandescent light or ceramic heater should be the chief source of heat for this lizard.  UV lights can also be used 10 to 12 hours daily along with the incandescent light for basking during the day.  At night or day, ceramic heaters or black/red incandescent lights may be used, as well.  All iguanas should be housed separately from other iguanas and other reptile species.  They do shed their skin, too, so making sure that humidity allows for the shedding process to take place and providing a shedding container for the iguana to immerse itself in can be important.  Sometimes this lizard may even need a nail trim. 

Are Green Iguanas Right for Me?

With regular, daily handling this reptile can become rather tame and nonchalant about human interaction.  Sometimes the Green Iguana may bob its head up and down as a way to communicate with you!  Although they are generally friendly and calm, some males may show signs of being territorial, though.  If you are looking for a long-term relationship with a pet that, though it may require quite a bit of maintenance and care, is very rewarding and provides a unique pet parenting experience especially for a reptile, then this pet may be just right for you!

At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Green Iguanas for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure! 


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