Looking For An Iguana? Here Are 6 Great Places To Look
Congratulations on choosing a new iguana as your new pet. You have decided that it's time to add an iguana to your family.
You have armed yourself with proper knowledge and know-how by reading books about them and talking to iguana owners. You have completed the habitat and is functioning properly and you have the right food properly prepared.
Where do you go now?
Nowadays, your search for a green iguana is not just limited to going to a local pet store. There are many legitimate places for you to go to get your “perfect” pet.
Below is a list of sources for green iguanas:
1. Newspaper ads: Looking through the classified ads under the pet section is a great way to find an iguana. This is especially true if you live in a big city where you have a wider selection to choose from. Here you'll have a chance to meet and talk with the iguana owners and see the iguana before making your purchase.
2. Herp society: Being a member of a herp society gives you the advantage of getting an inexpensive iguana or maybe even a free one. Joining a herp society also gives you the opportunity to interact with other iguana owners, share your experience, and even get tips and suggestions on how to better improve your relationship with your reptile.
Check the phone book to find a herp society near you or go online to find a list of herp societies in other cities and states.
3. Humane society: You probably think that only dogs and cats are the only animals that you can find at the animal shelter. However, you'll be surprised at how many different varieties of animals actually end up there. There is a good chance that your local shelter will have an iguana waiting for a good home.
In some cases, the shelter will give you the iguana for free if you can prove that you know how to properly take care of it.
4. Iguana Rescue group: Iguana lovers from all over the country are also taking part to ensure the safety and survival of this species. They have set-up clearing houses for abandoned or injured iguanas. Check your local vet or the herp society to find an Iguana Rescue group near you.
5. Specialized reptile store: The more selection of iguanas for you to choose from, the better your chances are of finding one suitable for you. Some pet stores carry only reptiles and amphibians and will more likely have a wide selection of iguanas.
In addition, a store that specializes in reptile is more likely to have a staff that knows a lot more about reptiles and can answer any questions you might have regarding the species.
6. Mail order: Some companies have an exclusive deal with captive-raised or farm-raised iguanas. You may look online or to the national herpetological magazine to obtain more information.
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