Easily one of the big kings of reptile keeping, an Iguana can be a bit of a challenge, but with some help from Swell Reptiles iguana supplies at low prices you could find yourself living comfortably with one of these beautiful giants in your own home!
Iguanas are actually a pretty varied set, with different species having evolved to live in a huge range of climates, even in the sea in the case of some Galapagos species, but the chances are here in the UK, you are likely to be aiming for a green iguana, or an 'Iggy' as they are often affectionately known as.
Heralding from the warm tropics of central America, green iguanas are jungle reptiles, and therefore need a warm and generally quite humid habitat to live in, but with plenty of ventilation too.
But before you grab that beautiful baby iggy from the shop, you really have to consider their adult size - up to 7 feet long and with a 20 year lifespan! This huge growth means that iguanas are some of the most readily rehoused and abandoned reptiles by people who simply failed to consider this fundamental factor, and could not accommodate the needs of the fully grown reptile.
The space requirements of an adult iggy alone are enough to make many keepers think twice, and we recommend a Reptibreeze Iguanarium as minimum, with many being kept in avery type habitats to give them the space they need.