Avocado should never be offered to iguanas. A substance in avocados known as persin is harmful to several reptiles and birds, and lizards can become ill and even die just hours after consuming avocado.
Additionally, avocados contain a lot of oxalic acid, which is known to combine with vitamins and minerals to generate oxalates, which are difficult for reptiles to expell from their system. This could result in the development of kidney stones, have a detrimental impact on your pet’s capacity to absorb calcium, and ultimately cause metabolic bone disease.
Therefore, iguanas should never consume avocados, every part of this fruit is to be considered toxic to reptiles.
|Folates||81µg (very high)|
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