Wet Pet Reptile Center Iguana Essex

Iguana iguana

Distribution: Central and South America
Invasive: Florida, Texas, and Hawaii


Daytime: Low 80’s (°F)
Basking Spot: 85°F – 95°F
Nighttime: 74°F – 78°F

UVB Lighting 5.0


Iguanas should be fed every day.  They should not be fed any animal meat!

Feed any of a mixture of collard greens, yellow wax beans, turnip greens, mustard greens, dandelion leaves/flowers, okra, kale (on occasion), parsley, swiss chard, romaine lettuce, watercress, bok choi, leeks, sweet potatoes, eggplant, pumpkin, apples, pears, bananas (on occasion), strawberries, squash, green beans, zucchini, asparagus, tomatoes, cactus fruit, clover, corn, beets, carrots, mango, kiwi, ripe fig (no pits), papaya, melons, watermelon, bell pepper, peas, radish sprouts & radish, cucumber, seedless grapes.


We use and recommend cage carpet or cypress mulch.


Please call or email with questions about availability, housing, husbandry, or general care.