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Chancey

Green Iguana

Overall satisfaction

0.5/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: N/A

Appearance

2/5

Health

4/5

ActivityLevel

1/5

Temperament

1/5

Easy to provide habitat

1/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Visibility

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Easy to Feed

3/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

2/5

A boring pet, exotic, but boring

By

Kentucky, United States

Posted May 16, 2016

I was so happy when I first got Chancey the Iguana. I loved how bright green she was, and how she felt when I loved on her petting her back etc. For the first year it went amazing with her, I could get her out of her tank and play and love on her, let her roam around, and she loved being handled. Owning an iguana is really simple, feeding is easy as well, you can buy the food at a pet shop or Wal*Mart. You can even treat your friend to some strawberries which my iguana loved at the time. You have to provide a heat lamp for an iguana which can be a pain to find the bulbs in short notice. After a year went by me loving on the iguana and laughing at my cousin when she came around and I brought Chancey out to scare out things started going downhill. Out of nowhere she became hateful, I couldn’t handle her hardly at all, she always tried to bite and hiss at me, did the classic head bob, and tail whipped me a lot. Eventually she did not even want her special treat of strawberries. I increased the time I spent with her to try to get her back to being her carefree loveable self but after several months she was clearly not going to calm down and become more like she used to be. I ended up giving her to my aunt, which the last I heard Chancey was still hateful but they still loved her and just let her do whatever she wanted. Here are the pros and cons of an Iguana.

Pros:
-Closest a person will ever get to owning a dragon
-Can be toilet trained and are very intelligent
-Very quiet
-Can live up to 20 years, so it is a huge commitment
-Very exotic

Cons:
-Needs a lot of room to roam and live in, they can grow up to 7 feet long
-Can live up to 20 years, so it is a huge commitment
-When they bite, they really bite and can leave an awful scar
-Require a special diet
-Can be extremely aggressive and dangerous (bad tempers)

ChrissaGabbard

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