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Iguanas are one of the most popular lizards to be kept as pets.
Often iguanas are presented to the veterinarian weeks after the onset of anorexia, poor color, lethargy or other symptoms of illness.
Iguanas live in close association to water in the wild and clean, fresh water for drinking and bathing is important at all times.
www.healthypet.com /library_view.aspx?ID=90&sid=3   (684 words)

  The Green Iguana
A hatchling iguana should be purchased from a reputable pet retailer or breeder.
A hatchling iguana may be adequately housed in a 20 gallon aquarium, but since it is going to grow very rapidly during the first year, it is better to start out with the largest cage that it is possible to provide.
I have known pet iguanas that were happy to share a bowl of popcorn with their owners, others that would sneak into the kitchen to eat cat or dog food, and one patient of mine was very fond of chicken hot dogs.
www.exoticpetvet.net /reptile/greeniguana.html   (2585 words)

 Green Iguana - The Ultimate Owner's Manual
Iguanas come from exotic tropical lands, and as such they require very specific housing, food, light, and other care requirements to thrive in captivity.
Sexually mature male iguanas can be grumpy, rambunctious, or even mean during breeding season.
Iguanas are pets for adults and older children.
www.iguana.com   (472 words)

 Care and Feeding of Iguanas
Iguanas obtain most of their water intake through the plant matter they consume, however, some iguanas enjoy drinking out of water dishes, or lapping water off leaves or wood in the cage.
Iguanas should be fed on a daily basis, after their lights have been turned on and the iguana has had a chance to warm up.
Iguanas are cold blooded and do not possess the ability to regulate internal temperatures, so they rely on their environment.
drexotic.com /care_iguanas.htm   (1340 words)

 IGUANAS ON THE MOVE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The animals are taken from cays with large, but threatened, populations of iguanas and translocated to cays that have good iguana habitat, are free of feral mammals and are protected from development.
Each iguana also carries a passive integrated transmitter, or PIT tag, which identifies it with a unique number in case the bead tag is lost.
In early 2002, the iguanas were moved on the project's research vessel (aptly named Cyclura, the genus for all rock iguanas) to their new homes.
www.timespub.tc /Features/Archive/Spring2003/iguanamove.htm   (1187 words)

 Galapagos Marine Iguana
Marine iguanas are vegetarians, feeding primarily on sea weed in the intertidal zone.
Iguanas in general have considerable swimming abilities, which are improved upon in the marine iguana.
are long and sharp by comparison to the land iguana, to enable them to cling to rocks along the shore, and resist being pulled away by heavy waves.
www.rit.edu /~rhrsbi/GalapagosPages/MarineIguana.html   (1003 words)

 Green Iguana
The coloring of the skin helps camoulflage the green iguana, which means that they blend in easily to their surroundings to remain undetected by predators.
Male iguanas can raise their dewlap to appear bigger than they really are, either to intimidate predators, or to impressive females.
Tony Garel, at the Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center, is woking on one such project to conserve the iguanas and educate local communities Tony has used captive breeding techniques to increase green iguana populations, and has released some of these iguanas into the wild.
www.thewildones.org /Animals/iguana.html   (877 words)

Iguanas that have become "lettuce junkies" (consume lettuce to the exclusion of other foods) must be encouraged to accept and feed on more nutritionally complete food items.
Iguanas tend to push and rub their noses against the walls of their enclosures as they repeatedly pace back and forth.
Iguanas weakened by malnutrition and chronic bacterial infections are particularly susceptible to the detrimental effects of parasites.
www.ahc.umn.edu /rar/MNAALAS/Iguana.html   (3360 words)

 The Iguanas, MP3 Music Download at eMusic
New Orleans, Louisiana's Iguanas reflected the diversity of musical styles found in their home state by fusing blues, classic R&B, zydeco, cajun, Tex-Mex and roots rock & roll.
The Iguanas recorded their self-titled 1993 debut -- a pastiche of New Orleans funk ("Late at Night"), Latin music ("Para Donde Vas") and Mexican polka ("Take Your Pictures, Your Letters and Your Ring") -- for Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville label.
Following the release of 1999's Sugartown for the Koch label, the Iguanas signed with Yep Roc, reunited with producer Justin Niebank and released Plastic Silver 9-Volt Heart in 2003.
www.emusic.com /artist/11573/11573682.html   (431 words)

 Iguanas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Older and larger iguanas are kept in larger commercial enclosures made of vinyl-covered wire, furniture grade wood frames with wire or plexiglas fronts, or custom home made cages.
Keep in mind iguanas need to climb, so the enclosure should be as tall as possible (floor to ceiling) with several branches to bask, eat, and hide.
Iguanas frequently will bask in one place for extended periods of time which can lead to burns if the heat source is inside the cage (including hot rocks which are the leading cause of burns).
www.vetcarepc.com /iguanas.htm   (1618 words)

 West Indian Rock Iguanas
A more accurate assessment of the state of the iguanas is their classification under the new International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) categories; IUCN has recently classified all but four taxa as either critical or endangered.
Though the Rock Iguana SSP will be concerned with managing captive populations of these two threatened lizards as a hedge against extinction, the primary focus will be to utilize these zoo-based programs to generate support for in situ conservation and recovery programs.
Feared extinct for nearly half a century, this iguana was rediscovered in 1990 when a pig hunter's dog captured an adult specimen in a rugged region of southeastern Jamaica, known as Hellshire Hills.
www.umich.edu /~esupdate/library/96.07-08/hudson.html   (1637 words)

Your iguana came from one of many countries in Central and South America, and was either caught in the wild or hatched in captivity from an egg laid by a wild-caught or captive pregnant female.
The older iguanas are all preowned - other people owned them, couldn't deal with their normal (untamed) behavior, or didn't want to deal with the daily grind of cleaning and feeding, or the iguana was sick and they didn't want to have to pay the necessary vet bills.
Iguanas are alert, curious and interested in their surroundings, eager to explore new spaces and find great places to bask, sleep and, at least initially, hide.
www.drkreger.com /iguanas.html   (14191 words)

 San Diego Zoo's Animal Bytes: Iguana
In contrast, the green iguana is at home high in the trees of the tropical rain forest, while other species of iguanas have adaptations that allow them to live successfully in the dry, hot desert.
Habitat loss, the introduction of exotic animals that prey on iguanas, capture for the pet trade, and poaching are some of the threats to wild iguana populations.
There are several measures that can help iguanas survive, such as captive propagation in zoos, hunting and collecting restrictions, and education programs for people living in or near iguana habitats.
www.sandiegozoo.org /animalbytes/t-iguana.html   (915 words)

 Land Iguanas
Land iguanas live in the drier areas of islands and in the morning are found sprawled beneath the hot equatorial sun.
Land iguanas are very flexible in their diet but generally depend on low-growing plants and shrubs, as well as the fallen fruits and pads of catcus trees.
In the 1980's, adult iguanas that had been moved from Baltra to North Seymour in the 1930's were added to the breeding stock.
www.worldwander.com /Galapagos/land.htm   (741 words)

 The Iguanas MP3 Downloads - The Iguanas Music Downloads - The Iguanas Music Videos
The Iguanas earned their place in rock and roll history as the launching pad for a teenaged drummer named Jim Osterberg, better known today as the influential punk pioneer Iggy Pop.
Formed in Ann Arbor, MI in 1963, the Iguanas originally comprised Osterberg and guitarist Jim McLaughlin, who together made their public debut at a junior high school talent show; upon entering high school that fall, they recruited saxophonist Sam Swisher, soon after landing their first paid gig at a local school dance.
In the spring of 1965, the Iguanas entered Detroit's United Sound Recording Studio to cut three more tracks, among them a cover of Bo Diddley's "Mona" (issued as a single on the group's own Forte label) and "Again and Again" (the first-ever Osterberg original).
www.mp3.com /the-iguanas/artists/165834/biography.html   (359 words)

 Galapagos Land Iguanas and their protection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In 1980 several pairs of iguanas was transferred from North Seymour to the Breeding Center on Santa Cruz with the purpose of recovering the Baltra population.
Currently the larger juvenile iguanas are removed from Venecia every other year and repatriated to the original iguana areas of their native Santa Cruz.
Since 1980, over 700 adult and juvenile iguanas have been released back to their native island populations and have become the stock for the naturally increasing numbers we observe with our monitoring programs.
www.darwinfoundation.org /terrest/iguana.html   (764 words)

Iguana Busters is a private company which is live-trapping the iguanas and has them available for adoption / rescue / sale right now as an alternative to euthanasia by freezing.
Iguana Busters does not want to kill the iguanas if there is another option.
Iguana Busters was considering bidding on the county contract but they are not interested in the whole-scale killing of the iguanas.
www.care2.com /c2c/share/detail/210659   (1353 words)

 Who Killed the Iguanas?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The respondents were unanimous: although some recalled taking shots at sharks and rays in Itabaca Channel, as for the iguanas, all denied anything more sinister than occasionally picking one up by the tail, trying to stage iguana races (unsuccessful) and iguana fights (ditto).
At risk of stating the obvious, it would seem that the very existence of an iguana carcass in 1954 is sufficient evidence that the American troops have been the victims of an ungenerous press.
As for the last iguana, whether it died in competition with a goat, in the jaws of a feral dog now also gone, or because of reproductive failure is not yet known.
www.galapagos.to /TEXTS/NOT-50.HTM   (2993 words)

In what is certain to be the key reference on iguanas for years to come, some of the world's leading experts offer a clear and accessible account of the latest research on the evolution, behavioral ecology, and conservation of these highly visible and increasingly endangered creatures, much loved by professional herpetologists and hobbyists alike.
In the second section, contributors address the behavior and ecology of iguanas and provide compelling evidence that both may be far more complex than previously appreciated.
The third and final section, highlighting the threats facing iguana populations today, describes the broad array of innovative conservation strategies that will be needed to help ensure their survival.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/9970.html   (902 words)

 Iguanas in the Wild
Owners of pet iguanas must be responsible for their pets, and make a conscious effort to prevent them from entering the wild in areas where they are not native.
In their native habitats, green iguanas are found mostly in the rainforests, although some do live in drier, costal areas.
My iguanas get visibly sleepy at about 7:00 PM in the fall/winter months (when it starts getting dark outside) and are zonked out cold by 8:30 PM, whether their cage lights are still on or not.
www.greenigsociety.org /inthewild.htm   (1553 words)

 Iguanas News and Info
Catch The Iguanas on the first Sunday [April 24] of the 2005 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
To find a station that carries the show, click here (if you don't have a local station that carries the show, this is a good place to locate a station that streams the show on the internet).
On Saturday, June 19th, The Iguanas visited XM Satellite Radio's high-tech Washington, DC studios to record a live set to be aired on the XM 12 channel on a show called "X Country" hosted by Jessie Scott.
www.iguanas.com /news.htm   (1462 words)

 All About Iguana Care
How to tell whether your iguana is male or female.
One thing I get from your reports, they are extensive because of the amount of info needed to take care of Iguanas.
You could unsubscribe from the "Iguana Tips" email newsletter to which you may unsubscribe at any time.
www.iguanasecrets.com   (413 words)

 Riverdeep.net: Teaching the News: Iguanas Fit Their Shrinking Food Supply
The Galapagos marine iguanas prefer to eat green and red algae, which are abundant during La Niña years.
The iguanas that survive do so by eating brown algae that are difficult for them to digest.
Usually adaptation happens over many generations, due to "survival of the fittest." In the case of the iguana, adaptation is occurring within the lifetime of individual iguanas, which can grow and shrink repeatedly.
www.riverdeep.net /current/2000/01/front.250100.iguanas.jhtml   (686 words)

 Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems by Francisco Alarcon
A family frolic in the snow reminds the poet of the iguanas playing by his grandmother's house in Mexico.
We see a city where people are bridges to each other and children sing poetry in two languages; a family frolic in the snow reminds the poet of the iguanas playing by his grandmother's house in Mexico.
We are dazzled by the promise of the seedling redwoods -- like all children -- destined to be the ancestors of tomorrow.
www.childrensbookpress.org /ob/iguanas.html   (562 words)

 ABC News: Fla. Island Residents Besieged by Iguanas
Last month, Lee County commissioners agreed to create a special tax for Boca Grande to cover costs of studying the infestation on the barrier island of Gasparilla, where scientists estimate there are up to 12,000 iguanas on the loose, more than 10 for every year-round resident.
Kevin Enge, an exotic species expert with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said he believes the iguana was introduced to Boca Grande in the 1970s by a boat captain who brought a few from Mexico for his kids but released them when they grew too large.
Their population exploded because each female iguana can lay up to 75 eggs a year.
abcnews.go.com /US/wireStory?id=1841819   (487 words)

 The Iguanas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For Iggy Pop's band, see The Iguanas (Ann Arbor).
For the New Orleans band, see The Iguanas (New Orleans).
For the lizard species popular as pets, see Green iguana.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Iguanas   (92 words)

 The Effect of Chaotic Collards on Organically Cute Iguanas
Collards might be great for lizards, but I prefer "iguana a la king." They served it every day at our mess hall in Panama.
For proprieties sake, they called it "chicken a la king." However, I never saw a single chicken when I was in in Panama.
For apart from informing me about Collards (what ever they are) and iguanas, I can see that my deadlines can be met in many ways.
www.suite101.com /discussion.cfm/caring_soul/107833   (454 words)

 Iguanas, Pets and Animals Message Forum index
Pets and Animals Message Forum, Iguanas message index.
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board.pets-buynow.com /Iguanas   (345 words)

 NPR : Days of the Iguana in the Florida Keys
The green iguana puts away plenty of foliage as it grows to a length of six feet or more.
All Things Considered, August 27, 2005 · Parts of the Florida Keys are being overrun by green iguanas.
They nibble foliage and are a nuisance on the roads.
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=4818692   (157 words)

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