Mites and ticks are common in iguanas and, in fact, all reptiles. They are external parasites which can cause infection and, if left untreated, they can even cause death. Iguana mites treatment, therefore, is essential in case that your iguana faces these nasty creatures.
Proper heating, lighting and humidifying, is vital for well-being of your iguana. Unfortunately, these conditions are too often overlooked, which leads to serious diseases and painful deaths for these poor reptiles. For example, a lot of people keep their iguanas with no UV light, they don’t think they need it, as long as they’re warm. That can cause a lot of different problems, and one of the biggest is metabolic bone disease, which is sad, but common, with iguanas and other reptiles. Irony is, that it can be completely avoided with a simple light.
Sometimes people get freaked out because their baby iguanas haven’t eaten any food, but have in mind that iguana hatchling absorb the yolk sac up to two weeks after they’ve been born. So, after that period you can start to give them a little bit of food.
Iguana diet. So, what do iguanas eat (and, what don’t)? This is a simple, and complete, healthy feeding guide (with food chart and list) for your iguana. Most of these foods need to be given occasionally but also moderately and no overfeeding (I think we can’t stress this enough).
Proper iguana feeding is a critical factor to grow a healthy iguana. Your iguana can contract the disease when the nutrient is insufficient – causing your iguana to suffer silently over the years.