Since I was a little girl I rescued tons of Iguanas, specially in the Barlovento city, in Venezuela, there's a river in the city so it was completely normal for locals to see everywhere sloths and iguanas, some people hunts the iguanas and that for me have been always heartbreaking, and every time I could I stopped every hunting I could while my visits in Barlovento.
There's this story about me, when I was 6 years old and I was walking close the river I saw a dead snake or I think it was... I knew there were no venom snakes there so I was confident and I thought the least I could do for her was given her a ceremony in her beloved memory... cute I know, or creepy. So, I was looking for my dad to show my snake to him and look for his help to bury her... Suddenly the snake somehow comes to life and starts moving, my dad's face was hilarious he panicked and told me to drop the snake and I was like no, now it's my pet and she needs to eat I'm going to take her to river and feed her. Of course, as an innocent child when I put down the snake to feed her.... she left me.... it was a happy and sad moment at the same time because she was after all healthy but she left my side.
Here's some information and pictures of my Aruba's vacation, it was marvelous we had a wonderful time there and the resort was full of iguana's. I fed them, took pictures of them and enjoyed their company while I took a sunbathing.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The green iguana (Iguana iguana), also known as common iguana or American iguana, is a large, arboreal, mostly herbivorous species oflizard of the genus Iguana native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean. Usually, this animal is simply called the iguana. The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands. They have been introduced from South America to Puerto Rico and are very common throughout the island, where they are colloquially known as "Gallina de palo" and considered an invasive species; in the United States feral populations also exist in South Florida (including the Florida Keys), Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
An herbivore, it has adapted significantly with regard to locomotion and osmoregulation as a result of its diet. It grows to 1.5 meters (4.9 ft) in length from head to tail, although a few specimens have grown more than 2 metres (6.6 ft) with bodyweights upward of 20 pounds (9.1 kg).
Commonly found in captivity as a pet due to its calm disposition and bright colors, it can be very demanding to care for properly. Space requirements and the need for special lighting and heat can prove challenging to an amateur hobbyist. This is a very high responsibility due to the fact of their size.
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