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Keeping Iguanas as Pets

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A large, green iguana is standing across the top of a chair that is covered in a blanket.

Lasagna the iguana

Close up front side view - A bright green Iguana is standing on a pillow looking up.

"This is Kalango, a green iguana. He lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. I rescued him and his brother from an animal dealer, but unfortunately his brother died one day later. Kalango had serious nutritional problems (bone disease) and he weighed 16 grams. I really don't know how old he is, but he is young!! Today Kalanogo has his own place (a home with me) and he weighs 54 grams (.5 ounces). His tail is growing 4 cm (1.5 inches) a month (he eats a lot). And he has a real bad humor for such a cute animal!!"

Close up side view - A bright green Iguana is laying across a log sleeping.

Kalango the green iguana

Close up head shot - A bright green iguana's face. It has brown eyes.

Kalango the green iguana (is that face cute or what?!)

Close up head shot - The side of a green Iguana that is looking up and to the right.

"This is Kalango at 1.3 years old and weighing 635 grams. He still eats a lot but his humor... well...I guess he is learning what it is to be loved because he left his bad humor in the past and his becoming a very wonderful pet."

Close up - An brown iguana standing on leaves looking to the right under a heat lamp.

Lasagna the iguana

A browm iguana is standing on the second level of its cage under a heat lamp.

Lasagna the iguana

An iguana off of the third level of its cage on to the second one under a heat lamp.

Lasagna the iguana

Close up - A green iguana holding on to a person's arm. That person is wearing a black glove.

Lasagna the iguana

An iguana is laying across a cage looking to the left under a heat lamp.

Lasagna the iguana looking mighty happy and content

Close up front side view - An iguana is laying across the top of a couch and it looks like it is smiling.

Lasagna the iguana smiling

An iguana is laying on top of a tan blanket that is covering its cage.

Lasagna the iguana

An iguana is laying in sunlight on top of a straw roof.

A wild iguana sunbathing in Mexico

An iguana is standing on a hardwood floor overtop of a fallen bowl of dog food.

This is Peaches, a 5-year-old iguana. She decided that her ”normal” diet of dark leafy greens was boring, so she set her sights on the family dog's food...

An iguana is laying across a tree and it is looking to the right.

This is a 3-year-old iguana named Haimish.

A bright green Iguana is laying across the hand of a person overtop of the Iguanas enclosure.

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