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Discussion in 'Tropical Plants' started by IGGYOWNER, Nov 15, 2006.

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    IGGYOWNER Elite Member

    Are cacti good to use in a green iguana enclosure? i am worried that he might hurt himself on it. are these safe and edible for them?

    BRIZZY Banned User

    I don't know much about iguanas but i don't believe that it's good for them.
  3. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    Any type of live plants would be demolished or it usually isnt suggested for an iguana wishes
  4. Colleen

    Colleen Elite Member

    I second Lyn, comments.
  5. UroTamer

    UroTamer Active Member


    It's a good thought but Cacti aren't probably a good idea for nearly any reptile at least not in their enclosure though there are some exceptions. With Iggys unless they have their own LARGE room they would be mulch in no time. If you would like to feed it cacti you could buy de-spined pads to cut up for it. Some will eat them some won't, like any kid LOL. I'm doing that for my Uros.

    IGGYOWNER Elite Member

    i've been trying to find some cacti leaves to feed him but no food stores here carry them.
  7. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Chris what area are you in?
    Check the produce sections of larger stores and farmers markets, particualrly those areas with an hispanic population.
  8. UroTamer

    UroTamer Active Member

    Re: cacti 'leaves'

    The best place I found pricewise so far for buying the cacti pads (leaves) is of all places E-bay. Just got to then do a search for "cactus pads" in quotation marks. Some deals are better one time not the next. So far I've had good luck ordering there. Locally, forget it!! Especially in the winter. Besides you'd have to either go to a specialty food store or buy a cactus with leaves as big as you want... and they are not cheap.

  9. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Or if your climate allows grow your own.
    They grow wild around here.
  10. UroTamer

    UroTamer Active Member


    I wish they could grow wild around here. Maybe I need to plant a bunch? They grow wild in SD so in IN it shouldn't be too much different temperature wise anyway. Humidity may be a factor as well as soil. Maybe I'll try it.
  11. MoogleBass

    MoogleBass Kittes are so nice! Premium Member

    all that grows in IN is corn and soybeans lol. Check where merlin said spainsh places carry them

    IGGYOWNER Elite Member

    thanks for the advice i will try oh and merlin i live in central alberta.
  13. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    LOL No I don't suppose you would have a lot of cactus growing up there!
  14. UroTamer

    UroTamer Active Member


    I'll try a spanish store around here too and see what kind of prices they have if they have them. I'll probably try to grow them too. Who knows maybe cactus will grow as well as the corn and soy beans. LOL
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