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Monday, September 8, 2014

September 8: Iguana Awareness Day

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General information about iguanas:
  • Iguanas are a species of lizard with a row of spines running down their back to their tail.
  • They can grow to as long as 4-6 feet in length and reach 10-15 pounds in weight.
  • In captivity, they average a lifespan of 12-15 years.
  • While they are popular as pets, they can be difficult to tame and may become aggressive.


  1. Contact your local pet store. Can they send someone to your site to talk about iguanas? Can they bring some?
  2. Check out Wikipedia for general information about iguanas.
  3. Check out and to learn about the care and feeding of iguanas and other exotic animals. The latter offers several more links.

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1 comment:

  1. Iguanas are typically sold as small juveniles which are easy to handle but as they get larger they become stronger and can be more difficult if they have not been trained. Iguanas will learn to recognize their caretakers and can be like puppies following them around. Having iguana must have also a exotic pet vet so you can get a guideline from them. here are the details...

    Westminster Veterinary Group
    6512 Westminster Blvd.,
    Westminster, CA 92683
    714- 899-1100 or


    Thank you!