Iguanas For Dummies

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Wiley, Aug 15, 2000 - Pets - 384 pages
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Big, green, scaly, and surprisingly cuddly, a well-adjusted iguana is like a cross between large, friendly dog and an independent cat. On the other hand, a poorly trained iguana can be a living nightmare. With his muscular, three-to-four-foot-long tail and 116-120 razor-sharp teeth, a nasty iguana can be a genuine danger to life, limb and property.  Iguanas require a constant 90-degree Fahrenheit environment and lots of room to range around in.

Iguanas For Dummies lets you take a long, well-informed look before leaping into the exotic world of iguanas. Written by one of the most respected experts on the care and feeding of iguanas, this fun, entertaining book fills you in on everything you need to know to successfully adopt, nurture, live with and love an iguana. You’ll discover how to:

  • Decide if an iguana is right for you
  • Feed and house your iguana properly
  • Keep your iguana healthy
  • Bond with your scaly friend
  • Integrate your green amigo into your life
  • Socialize and train your mini-dinosaur

Ideal for first-time and veteran iguana owners alike, Iguanas For Dummies is a gold mine of advice, guidance and tested-in-the-trenches tips on:

  • Iguanas 101: history, anatomy, physiology and different species
  • What you should know and what to look for when shopping for an iguana
  • Housing your iguana—includes tips on buying or building an enclosure and how to create a safe environment for a free-roaming iguana
  • How to feed your iguana and how often
  • Health issues, concerns and treatments
  • Breeding iguanas for fun and profit

Whether you’re thinking about getting an iguana, or you already have a whole herd of big green herbivores, this fun, friendly guide will answer all your questions.

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A better title for this book would be "The Iguana Owner's BIBLE". This book has everything you've ever wanted to know about iguanas and more. The only other book on iguanas that can even hold a candle to this is "Green Iguana - The Ultimate Owner's Manual" by James Hetfield.
Most people don't understand what a difficult species green iguanas can be to care for and as a result a lot of igs end up in bad health or dead because of it. Melissa Kaplan sure knows her stuff when it comes to igs. She covers all the basic care requirements and more.
I adopted my ig and when I got him he was in very bad shape and already had MBD. Of course you can't cure damage already done by MBD but her iguana salad recipe really helped me put him back on the right track and eliminate the progression of the disease. Sure the vet helped with what he could but without this book I would have been lost.
 

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Excellent book! A musthave for all people owned by an iguana. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Melissa Kaplan is an educator and wildlife rehabilitator. She has worked with reptiles for nearly a decade and has written extensively on reptile care and health.

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