I am one of those people who loves all types of animals. While most of my time is dedicated to my dogs, it does not mean I have lost my passion for other animals. As a matter of fact, I am still a proud pet-parent to 2 guinea pigs, 1 rabbit, 3 cats, 8 sheep, and around 30 chickens! The only thing missing at this point are reptiles.
As a child, I had a pet Iguana named Iggy. We were incredibly bonded. So much so that Iggy would snuggle up with me at night in bed. She was potty trained, and incredibly friendly.
For years now, I had been talking about getting another Iguana, but I was hesitant to make the leap. Iguanas can live 15 to 20 years and grow to be over 5 feet in length! To be a responsible reptile owner of an Iguana, I needed to be sure that I had the resources available to provide the best possible care for my new family members. Could I provide adequate reptile care?
As I was debating whether or not I had the necessary resources to properly care for an iguana, I received an email about the new Reptile Care Center on petMD®. This informative website can be used as a resource to set reptile owners up for success! All of the content is written and/or approved by Veterinarians.
After spending time researching Iguanas on the Reptile Care Center on petMD® and speaking with my exotic veterinarian, I compiled a list of materials I would need to purchase to care for my new Iguanas. Not all of the supplies are available in stores, but I could easily find everything online at the Reptile Purchase Center on PetSmart.com! Not to mention, many of the supplies were on sale and qualified for free shipping as a part of the Reptile Mega Month at PetSmart®!
I am now prepared for a new pet iguana, and am looking forward to sharing my journey as a reptile owner with you over this summer. If you have missed any part in this series, I will be posting all the links on my Iguanas as Pets Page.