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How to Set Up an Iguana Cage

Learn how to set up an iguana cage from the animal experts at traveling petting zoo Squeals on Wheels in this Howcast video.


Hello, my name is Jill Phillips, and I'm co-owner of Squeals on Wheels, a traveling petting zoo and pony rides. My name is John Phillips. We have horses, miniature horses. We have miniature llamas and alpacas, chickens, ducks. We have bearded dragons. Our website is

Okay, for an iguana habitat, you need to realize that the iguana is going to grow. They can grow up to over six feet long, and they can weigh up to eleven pounds. You have to provide a big enough habitat for them to survive efficiently. It's best to have a multi-level area where they can climb up a ladder in order to get to the different levels. It reminds them of the rain forest.

For the floor of the cage, you would need a litter box. They can be litter box trained. We cover our litter box with a couple of layers of newspaper, and it will go there every time.

Another requirement for the iguana — it's actually very expensive — is a UVB light to mimic the rays of the sun. We have a special cage outside that we carry out iguana outside during the day to help, but the UVB lights are expensive, they also need a basking light where they can keep warm.

Another addition to the iguana cage is a sturdy, wide-based food and water bowl located away from their poop tray.

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