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An Iguanas Diet


Green Iguana Photo - Zilla

Green Iguana Photo - Zilla


Green iguanas are herbivores. Despite the popular belief that juvenile iguanas can be fed crickets as their primary food source, vegetables are the healthiest way to go.

There is a great deal of discussion amongst the reptile community as to whether or not pet iguanas should get animal protein in their diets but regardless of the arguments on either side, it is still best to stick with the dark leafy greens as the majority of your iguanas diet.

Also, remember to always offer a variety of vegetables to your iguana and rotate what you offer on a daily or weekly basis.

Veggies To Feed Regularly

  • Collard greens - Very high in calcium
  • Turnip greens - High in calcium
  • Dandelion greens - High in calcium
  • Mustard greens - High in calcium
  • Escarole/Chicory Greens
  • Watercress
  • Acorn Squash - Discard rind and shred, high in fiber
  • Alfalfa
  • Butternut Squash - Peel, chop or shred, high in fiber
  • Prickly Pear Cactus Leaves - High in calcium, chop or shred
  • Endive - High in calcium
  • Green Beans/Snap Beans - Chop or shred
  • Kabocha Squash - Discard rind, chop or shred
  • Mango - Peeled, pitted, and crushed
  • Okra - Chop or shred
  • Papaya - Peel, remove seeds and chop, high in fiber
  • Parsnip - Peel and chop, high in fiber and carbohydrates
  • Yucca Root - Peel, boil, and mash - do not give raw
  • Snap Peas - Chop
  • Remember, the majority of the staple diet should be dark, leafy greens. Regular, but small amounts of fruits can be given alongside the greens and other things offered as treats as listed on the following page.

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