Tuesday, November 29

Facts about Iguanas

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Who is ready to learn something cool?

Iguanas are one of the largest lizards in the world. Have you ever seen an Iguana before? Maybe you have held one or had one as a pet? Which ever it may be; keep on reading to learn some cool facts about Iguanas. Did you know that Iguanas have really sharp teeth? It makes ripping apart plants easier for them to eat.


What is your favorite type of reptile?


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Facts about iguanas:

1. Iguanas are large lizards. They are cold blooded reptiles. There are about 30 species of different types of iguanas. Here is a list of some of them:

  • Cuban iguanas
  • Desert iguanas
  • Gau iguanas
  • Green iguanas
  • Rhinoceros iguanas
  • Spiny-Tailed Iguanas

2. Iguanas are herbivores. They eat mostly leaves, flowers, and some fruits.

3. The Green iguanas are the largest species of the iguanas. They can grow up to seven foot (7) long. They can weigh as much as 20 pounds maybe more depending on the gender of the iguana.

4. The blue iguana is one of the rarest type of iguanas. They can get up to about five feet to six feet long and weigh up to 30 pounds maybe more or less depending on the gender.

5. Iguanas are diurnal. Diurnal means they are mostly active during the day time hours.

6. Most iguanas are arboreal. Arboreal means they live in trees or bushes with branches.

7. Iguanas come from warm tropical places like South America, Central America, and some parts of the Caribbeans.

8. Depending on the type of iguana they can live up to 25 years or more in the wild. The oldest living iguana is at the Australia zoo (the Steve Irwin Family). His name is Rhino and he is forty-two (42) years old.


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Books about iguanas:

1. Facts About the Iguana by Lisa Strattin

2. Unbelievable Pictures and Facts About Iguanas by Olivia Greenwood

3. Iguana Coloring Book For Kids by Swim Book House

4. Let's Look at Iguanas by Judith Jango-Cohen


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Short story alert:

Once upon a time there was a baby iguana named Spikey. He was a Spiny-Tailed iguana. He loved the sun and the heat from the sun that warmed his body. Spikey was a cold-blooded reptile. Spikey loved to crawl on the floor of the forest where he lived and he blended in well with the rocks. One day Spikey decided to be a little more adventurous, so he climbed up a tree. He spotted a flower off in the distance to eat. He slowly made his way to the flower and ate it all up. He has never climbed up a tree before. When he tried to get back down the tree to the ground, he got a little nervous. He was not sure how to do it at first. He tried to go straight down. He tried to back down the tree, but everything he tried he just couldn’t seem to get down the tree. Spikey’s Mom and Dad were watching their son from the ground. They let him try to get down the tree for a little while by himself. Spikey’s father soon went up the tree and showed his son how to get back down to the ground. Spikey watched his father go up and down the tree and before you know it Spikey made his way back down the tree to the ground. Spikey never forgot the lesson his dad taught him that day. Spikey’s motto is to live and learn! THE END!


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