EnRICHing the iguana/keeper relationship through accurate care information and compassionate re-homing.
IGUANAS GET BIG!
If you bought a cute, bright green iguana at the pet store, be prepared to house a lizard that can grow up to 5-6 feet long, and weigh up to ten pounds or more. That adorable little lizard is really a hatchling barely six months old. An adult iguana will require an enclosure that measures approximately six feet tall, three to four feet wide, and eight feet long. Even an 8'x8' room isn't too big.
Please do not accept the myth that iguanas only grow to the size of the enclosure. If your iguana doesn't have the right sized habitat, it will still continue to grow. Eventually, your iguana will become stunted which can lead to health problems down the road. Also, it will become aggressive as it becomes more and more frustrated with not having enough room. The can lead to behavioral problems that will make your iguana a most unpleasant pet. This is one of the major reasons iguanas are surrendered to rescues.
As with any exotic animal, think very carefully before buying or adopting. Always research it's husbandry requirements. By educating yourself first, you will have a happier and healthier pet. Not to mention your own personal statisfaction of raising an incredibly intelligent and beautiful lizard as the iguana.