Tuesday, November 29

Facts about Iguanas


Iguanas are one of the largest lizards in the world. Have you ever seen an Iguana before? Maybe you held one or had one as a pet. Whatever it may be, keep 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.


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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 primarily leaves, flowers, and some fruits.

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

4. The blue iguana is one of the rarest types of iguana. It can grow 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 daytime 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 Caribbean.

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 crawling on the forest floor where he lived, blending in well with the rocks. Spikey decided to be a little more adventurous one day, 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. He got a little nervous when he tried to get back down the tree to the ground. 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 knew 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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