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    A good topic about the leash for an iguana. Unfortunately, the photos disappeared, but there is a video. http://reptile-parrots.com/forums/sh...h-for-Reptiles
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    He is five foot and weights 10 lbs at five years. what should a male his age weight?

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    He is not very big for his age. But the size is not important. Under the right conditions, very often iguanas begin to grow actively if the iguana is still young.
    Look at these topics for comparison. Our Boris grew very well. http://reptile-parrots.com/forums/sh...ris%27s+weight
    Here is a photo for comparison. http://reptile-parrots.com/forums/sh...ris%27s+weight

    We also have an iguana Вoy, whom we took at an older age. And this iguana does not grow. Because probably he's too grown up. Its weight fluctuates about 4 - 4.5 kg. He gained only 1 kg in weight. In the breeding season, his weight is less. But never more than 4.5 kg.
    My name is Irina. Sorry my mistakes in English.

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    He should be around 10 - 15 lbs but he is clearly underweight so I would go with the 15. It is an average because each iguana is built different but by looking at him he is too thin in the belly.
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    so do i feed him anything special? I saw him eat some mustard greens and collard greens on his own yesterday. the previous owner feed him way too much melons, pears and such not greens. He seems to enjoy squash. So i guess I will offer fresh food all day.

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    It is a good idea. Iguanas will eat throughout the day and will stop when they are full.
    There really is no fear of overfeeding them.
    My advise -and what I do with mine- is to offer fresh greens in the morning and replenish his dish when he is done. So there is always food available. But take it away 2-3 hours before his bed time.
    Especially in his first years, when he is gaining mass rapidly, it is important to always have food.

    You can see the difference of one month in baby Loki (posts #50 and #51).
    http://reptile-parrots.com/forums/sh...-Hello!!/page6

    Your guy has some catching up to do, so now with your care he will start growing.
    Hello all my name is Mariana, mother to the green iguana Johnny

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccookrem View Post
    so do i feed him anything special? I saw him eat some mustard greens and collard greens on his own yesterday. the previous owner feed him way too much melons, pears and such not greens. He seems to enjoy squash. So i guess I will offer fresh food all day.
    Proper nutrition of the iguana is at least 70% green (various plants, salads). Vegetables and fruits are used as an additive to the basic diet. We have a lot of topics on nutrition of iguanas.
    My name is Irina. Sorry my mistakes in English.

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    I agree with what the girls have told you. I would stick with greens and vegetables which is what he needs, feeding through the day. Use his favorite fruits as treats than you give by hand to help with your bonding.
    Saving the world, one reptile at a time. They make me want to be a better person. My name is Ann.

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