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    Blue Iguana

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    Ok so I work at Petco... yes, where the pets go. My boss told me that he's ordering red and blue iguanas. I found red iguanas online and they get the same size as green. However I found different types of blue iguanas. We call it an "Aqua Blue-Iguana," that's how it's listed. So I found little information online about "Aqua Blue Iguanas," therefore I was hoping I could have any and every details about care of the aqua blue iguanas. I read somewhere females 22" and males 30" I was hoping people can clarify this






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    Re: Blue Iguana

    It's the exact same thing as a green iguana. They are just bred for color. Usually they lose the color once they are adults and just turn into your run of the mill green iguana.
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    Re: Blue Iguana

    Aqua blue iguana, huh? Just another fancy name to try to market a common green iguana.
    They are both still the same thing as a common green iguana, just from different geographical areas which allow for slight color variations. Everything else is the same.
    And as adults they are virtually indistinguishable.
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    Re: Blue Iguana

    I am glad you want to know how to take care of them while they are in your care...please read the caresheets.

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    Re: Blue Iguana

    Thanks y'all. I'm a little upset now. I was hoping I could get one without needing an extra bed room lol

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    The only iguana not to grow 6+' that I know of would be the Dipsosaurus Dorsalis (Dipsosaurus means Thristy Lizard lol) it grows to about 16" if I remember correctly. they are north americas third largest lizard (the gila monster and chuckawala being larger) and have huge heat requirements (they prefer 110-115f to eat but can't digest below 92f) they are native to california, utah, nevada and arizona. however those states have laws and restrictions as to the collection, importation, purchase and transportation of them. There is also a wonderful article about them in July 2011 Reptiles magazine (^_^). You can also check out the following links.

    Desert Iguana Collection and Keeping Laws
    Desert iguana- Wikipedia
    Desert Iguana References (references Reptiles used for the July 2011 Article about the Dipsosaurus entitled A Desert Dweller in Need of Heat.

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    Btw, this is my next reptile purchase lol, still looking for reliable breeders.

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    Re: Blue Iguana

    Thanks for that information. I really want a tropical lizard I can hold that doesn't get HUGE. But the only thing I can find is a neon tree dragon. But they're very rare and hard to find info on. My boss at Petco can order the neons so getting them isn't hard, it's finding out how to care for it

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    I really want a tropical lizard I can hold that doesnt get HUGE
    Check out blue tongued skinks.
    the only thing I can find is a neon tree dragon. but they're very rare and hard to find info on
    The tree dragons are also wild caught and usually in pretty rough shape.
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    Re: Blue Iguana

    You could always go get a Chinese water dragon.

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