>Someone posted local notice today about the sale of his/her
>4-year old iguana. It stated:
> He or she is a vegetarian, costs about two to
> four dollars a month to feed, and can be hand fed.
>I don't know about most iguana owners, but I'd say that I put
>at least $10-20 a month into feeding my iguana, who is, I'm
>estimating, about 1.5 years old. I could proably cut this to
>I assume that my costs will increase as the ig matures into
>***hood. My question: How much food does your *** iguana
>eat and what is the monthly cost?
person is feeding it for $4 a month. For my three iguanas I easily
spend $6-$7 a week. One is a 47" male that easily cleans out a large
dog food bowl before the end of the day. I may have to start feeding
him twice a day and buying food twice a week soon! I have two smaller
females that eat about 1/3 as much as the male. I hope someone will
buy this iguana - take it out of the hands of an obvious neophyte
who doesn't feel the need to find out the nutritional requirements of
Doesn't it***you off when people buy a pet and don't bother
to do any research on what they need for food/environment first -
or even after? Jeez, that annoys the hell out of me...
I recently had the distinct pleasure of helping a budding
iguana keeper with the setup and purchase of an iguana. His mother
brought him over and I went over all of the information that I could
think of to get him started. His mother called me this morning - I
guess I am now his god ;) and he won't listen to anything his mother
says about getting his tank and heat lamps set up. Highly amusing.
I expect more calls - the kid talked my ear off last time...
Oops.... another one of those rambling on posts....
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Friends don't let friends type drunk..." - me