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What foods can iguanas eat and which should they avoid? Diet requirements and feeding information for iguanas.

Iguana Food and Diet

Iguana Food & Diet

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Iguanas are strictly herbiroves which means consume exclusively plant material. In the wild, green iguanas feed on leaves, flowers, and some fruits. A balanced diet of greens, vegetables, fruits, and other items can help to guarantee that your pet iguana is content and healthy. Make sure to provide your pet a wide choice of foods. This ensures a balanced diet and gives your pet the opportunity to try new, exciting… Read More »Iguana Food & Diet

Can iguanas eat avocado?

Can iguanas eat avocado?

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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… Read More »Can iguanas eat avocado?

Can iguanas eat spinach?

Can iguanas eat spinach?

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Spinach is a controversial topic when it comes to lizards in general and iguanas specifically. Spinach is generally considered healthy but unfortunately it can be harmful for reptiles in large amounts so you should only feed it to your iguana in small amounts or avoid it altogether to be on the safe side. Despite being a dark leafy green packed with nutrition, spinach has an extremely high content of oxalates… Read More »Can iguanas eat spinach?

Can iguanas eat tomatoes?

Can iguanas eat tomatoes?

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Iguanas are herbivorous and eat all sorts of greens, vegetables and fruits, including tomatoes. While it is generally okay to feed tomatoes to your iguana every now and then, this food should not be a stable in their diet because they can potentially lead to health complications in large amounts. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, A, antioxidants and fiber, but they lack calcium, they are very acidic and somewhat… Read More »Can iguanas eat tomatoes?

Can iguanas eat cucumbers?

Can iguanas eat cucumber?

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Yes, iguanas can eat cucumbers as they are herbivores who strictly feed on plants and vegetables. Cucumbers are not unhealthy, but they contain mostly water (around 96%) and a little fiber, so they are not the most highly nutritious food out there for your lizard. Still, you can feed it as part of a varied diet that includes other more nutrient-packed greens such as collard, beet, mustard and turnip greens,… Read More »Can iguanas eat cucumber?