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Can iguanas eat avocado?

Iguana and avocado
Iguana vs Avocado

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.

NutrientAmount
Calories160
Fat14.66
Carbohydrates8g
Calcium12mg
Phosphorus52mg
Folates81µg (very high)
Nutrient content for avocados

[Iguana Food & Diet]

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