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Iguana Nests: Important Bits of Information

The breeding of the iguanas which are taken captive has risen to several
controversies. This is said to actually limit the existing demands for
iguanas which are still imported from the iguana farms of the Central and
South America. Why not? The iguana pet owners will certainly provide the
iguana nests and initiate the breeding of the reptiles. But then, the
iguana pet owners have seen the brighter side of the matter. They are in
truth making money out of the iguana nests! The adult iguanas are being
bred while the iguana babies are sold. Today, the iguanas are sold in a
very cheap price therefore giving the impression that the iguanas are
disposable pets.

There are the pros and cons too of having iguana nests and breeding the
reptiles. For one, the breeding of the iguanas is such a wonderful thing
to enjoy and experience. The mother iguana tries its best to be
resourceful enough to find a good place to lay its eggs and wait until
they get hatched. With the natural or artificial iguana nests, the mother
iguanas settle their babies. As a con to the breeding of an iguana, as
the reptiles increase in number, the more space the owner needs to house
them. Feeding them likewise becomes a problem. The control of the iguanas
tends to be hard to be maneuvered especially that they are already too
many. Those who are only given proper attention and nutrition are likely
to stay healthy, fit and able to survive.

Preparing the Iguana Nest

So as to ensure that the reproduction will go on smoothly, it is
advisable to place iguanas of the opposite sex together especially during
the breeding season. It is right to group the iguanas according to the
size and ratio. There should be one male and one or more fem ales. The
male iguanas are typically smaller than the female iguanas because if the
opposite thing happens, the latter may end up killing the male during the
mating.

You can likewise try out some media for the iguana nest you are creating.
You can try out the 100% potting soil wherein the eggs can be buried, the
50% play sand and 50 % potting soil, or the 100% play sand which is much
easier for the female iguana to dig into and thus making it possible for
the pit formation to settle the eggs into. Also put in your mind that the
iguana nest must be safe for your pests. The environment of the iguana
nest should make the reptiles safe against the possible abrasions,
scratches, and other injuries.

The nesting box must be durable enough to hold up to 200 pounds of the
soil or sand that you will include in the iguana nest. You can add up
some tray planter with the other end cut off so that there will be some
sort of tunnel for the iguana to play on. If you would like to use some
cheaper alternatives, the wooden boxes or plastic trash may do. Just
ensure again the safety of the reptiles.
It is important that you monitor the laying of the eggs of your pet. At
times not all eggs are laid which may result to some problem on the
female iguana’s part. Do not interrupt when the female iguanas guard
their nests. It is some sort of mother’s instinct too.

				
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