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Carnivorous Plants In Iguana Cage

Discussion in 'Tropical Plants' started by UromastyxBoy, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. UromastyxBoy

    UromastyxBoy Elite Member

    I went to Lowe's the other day and bought some Purple Pitcher Plants, Pitcher Plants, a Sundew and some Venus fly traps, i created a tiny bog-like pond within his cage and they just look fabulous! They're growing great too! I actually found out these grow in the southern American area around rain forests, so they look great. I wanna add some more regular tropical plants, any suggestions?
  2. LovetheBaruu

    LovetheBaruu Subscribed User Premium Member

    Did you clean all of the plants really well and wash away the soil prior to planting them in organic soil? I hope so, the chemicals are deadly.
  3. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Your iguana is going to crush those plants.
  4. LLoydene

    LLoydene Elite Member

    Yep, yep!!
  5. Rich

    Rich Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    That was also my immediate thought. Those plants will not survive very long with an iguana. He will trample them at some point.
  6. TitoAndKatt

    TitoAndKatt Elite Member

    Would they be bad if he tried to eat them?
  7. LLoydene

    LLoydene Elite Member

    I would think so!
    I know for sure the Venus Fly trap is toxic to Iguanas, so it would be my guess [can't be for sure] that all Carnivorous plants may be.

    To be on the safe side, I would stay away from them.
    Couldn't find anything on the other two. Maybe the names just aren't quite right for the search mode.
    Anyway, I think I would just stay away from them.
  8. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    You could always set up a separate terrarium for the plants...

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