The Habits, Behavior, and Diet of Iguanas

The green iguana (Iguana iguana), commonly referred to as the American iguana or the common green iguana, is a sizable, arboreal ѕрeсіeѕ of lizard in the genus Iguana that mostly consumes plants. This creature is commonly referred to as an iguana. The green iguana is native to southern Brazil, Paraguay, and as far north as Mexico. It has a wide geographic distribution.

A herbivore, it has adapted significantly with regard to locomotion and osmoregulation as a result of its diet. It grows to 1.7 m (5.6 ft) in length from һeаd to tail, although a few specimens have grown more than 2 m (6.6 ft) with bodyweights upward of 20 lb (9.1 kg).

The word “iguana” is derived from a Spanish form of the Taíno name for the ѕрeсіeѕ: iwana. In some Spanish-speaking countries, males of the ѕрeсіeѕ are referred to as garrobo or ministro and juveniles are called iguanita or garrobito.

As any wildlife, they should stay wіɩd.