Please help me with a question in regards to my Iguana, I just found an Iguana in the middle of the street dodging traffic.Poor guy almost got wiped out by a SUV, anyway I am keeping him, has a nice big cage.but he doesn't seem to be eating. How long can they go before starving to death? I've been giving him strawberries, acorn squash, cilantro,mango, etc. How big of an appetite do they have? I'm feeding him like he is an eight foot crock.Emotion: smile I also have a heat lamp for him.

I live in Florida so he is outside, at night I cover the cage up with a tarp. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! I named him MOZART. and I don't want him to die due to my lack of knowledge about him. Please help. And NO this is not a little kid playing around on the computer I am 54years old.
Thanks for any information you can give me.
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Go to the free access and free use website: www.anapsid.org

Click on that underlined line above and it will take you directly to that Iguana website which is an excellent website and IMO the best herp website online as far as the quality and coverage of keeping all varieties of herps in captivity. Peace.
Lizard~King
Please help me with a question in regards to my Iguana, I just found an Iguana in the middle of ... a little kid playing around on the computer I am 54years old. Thanks for any information you can give me.

Reptiles have slower metobolisims then mammals, so they can go quite some time without eating. Keep an eye on his tail and hips, if he starts looking thin there then you may have a problem. Has he been pooping? If so try to get a fresh sample to the vet for a fecal to make sure he isn't carrying a heavey parasite load, which can cause problems. The diet sounds fine, although when he starts eating I would limit the amount of fruits. Dandilion greens and mustard greens are good too. Keeping him outside is a good move, you get to save on UVB lighting. The only thing I would do is have an emergency cage inside for bad weather.
Gloria
Please help me with a question in regards to my Iguana, I just found an Iguana in the middle of ... a little kid playing around on the computer I am 54years old. Thanks for any information you can give me.

I would suggest taking him to a Vet first and having him fully checked out. Good job on saving the little guy, hope it all works out for the best!
Please help me with a question in regards to my Iguana, I just found an Iguana in the middle of ... be eating. How long can they go before starving to death? I've been giving him strawberries, acorn squash, cilantro,mango, etc.

Feed him GREENS, man. Collards, mustards, dandelions, thistles. No spinach or lettuce. Carrots, sweet potatoes, green beans, squashes..search care sheets, there are lots of recipes out there. I've been harvesting my dandelions and thistles for mine. Keep him warm enough and give him sunlight or get a good UVA/UVB bulb.
Cindy
Please help me with a question in regards to my Iguana, I just found an Iguana in the middle of ... a little kid playing around on the computer I am 54years old. Thanks for any information you can give me.

From what I remember of having iguanas as a youngster, I think they prefer more vege than fruit, as the fruit generally contains a lot more sugar than they can process or really need. Also, iguanas are nothing compared to eight-foot crocks. Maybe you're just overdoing it.
Please help me with a question in regards to my ... 54years old. Thanks for any information you can give me.

Just visited the green iguana care section. Encyclopedic, and more than a little daunting. Sheesh, did I know that much about caring for mine when I was 15 or so? I don't remember having to know that much.