Hey group. I have read that tofu is recommended to include in an iguana diet. What is the professional opinion of this? And which kind specifically?
I was also wondering about recommended enclosure dimensions. I was thinking about PVC tubing this time instead of wood. PVC tubes and pieces/parts are dirt cheap.
PS...I found that an electric coffee grinder works very well for turning alfalfa tablets into powder to sprinkle on their food.
Hi Dave
1- We don't use it for our igs. For a source of protein we stick with alfalfa
2- Dimensions: We've built several terraria: one was 8 feet tall, 6 feet wide and 3 feet deep; another was 3 feet by 3 feet by 7 feet tall; a third was 6 feet tall, 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep (that one we have found too small)
3- electric coffee grinders do work well. Be careful, though. We've had blades (or parts of blades) break off, and have gone through 3 grinders in the past 2 years.
PS
Depending upon your location, you might want to reconsider screen for a few reasons:
1- you don't hold in humidity with hardware cloth. 2- we tried hardware cloth for shelving as well, and found it abraded the belly of our big ig. We've switched over to a much heaver guage plastic mesh that not only does not abrade, but also lets the poop through when he decides to bomb through...
Hi Justin, Thanx for the info. It is very dry here in Denver and I think I will be using some kind of clear plastic(plexi-glass, etc). I never liked the idea of using mesh for ramps and shelves, I am afraid of toe or leg injuries. I do use a humidifier and a squirt bottle currently. With filtered water aswell.
On my first enclosure I did use the half inch plastic mesh and a wood frame. But it's becoming too small. I will save it for another smaller reptile as I did put a lot of work into it.
The Acu-Rite digital thermometer with hygrometer has worked very well aswell. I can put the detachable 'probe' in various places for better measurements.
DaveJr