Hey Herpers!  Today’s blog is all about our 3 EXTRA special Iguanas!  I’m sure most of us are very familiar with the typical Green Iguana.  Some can be seen on a leash being walked by the beach, found up in a random tree (escape artist trick) or RIGHT HERE at The Reptile Zoo!  But there’s so many other kinds of super cool iguana’s you can see or own, so let me introduce you to some. :)

Say Hello to Rusty, the Red Iguana.  Red Iguanas are some of the largest and rarest types of Iguanas found in the species.  Red iguana is mostly found in eastern and southern parts of Africa and like other types of iguana; they also need special attention and care for proper growth.  The bulk of their needy diet must have green leafy vegetables such as mustard greens, escarole, kale, and spinach.  As you can see, Rusty here is about to enjoy a big serving of YUM!


This giant beauty is Mrs. Spot, the Rhino Iguana.  The Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta) is a threatened species and has an average growth size of 2-4 ½ feet in length!  Their name originates from the bony-plated ‘horn’ like outgrowth which resembles the horn of a rhinoceros on the iguana's snout.  Ranging throughout Hispaniola, Haiti and the Dominican Republic; they are found mostly in scrub woodland, forests characterized by extreme dryness and rocky habitats of eroded limestone in coastal walkways in a variety habitat types.  Luckily, we have the experience, knowledge, care and love needed to house such a magnificent creature.

 Mrs. Spot

Finally, we bring you our one and only Albino Iguana, Sonny!  Iguanas are sensitive beings; most of them rely on their environment for survival. Having an Albino Iguana as your pet gives you the responsibility to properly care for it and make sure that it survives under your care.  Just like with us, make sure to feed your iguana every day and the ideal time for feeding your iguana is early in the morning. Never feed your iguana huge amounts of food before sleeping time, this gives it time to properly digest food before sleeping. In addition, the morning temperature will give your iguana the right environment to properly digest its food.  Think you’ve seen the cutest, most majestic or funny iguanas out there?  Well… you haven’t met SONNY!  Stop on in The Reptile Zoo and say hello to all 3!

 David hold Sonny as they both strike a curious pose ;P

Until next time herpers!


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Beauty is in the eye of the snake holder…

Beauty is in the eye of the snake holder…

Soooooooooo, I’ve been noticing that in the blog lots of pictures I post are of the same animals and I know why, it’s because they are the ones I like the most. And I’m thinking that’s not really fair to you guys, so today I’m going to try my best to focus on some of the animals that aren’t my personal favorites, and not for any particular reason, but may be your favorites. Some of the animals that I think are the prettiest or most interesting might not appeal to you, so I wanna be fair to everyone who reads and checks this thing out, and please feel free to let me know that if you want a picture of something specific I can try and do that too! Just send me a comment! BRB… here goes!


Example 1.... I dont like iguanas personally, but lots of people do, so... here ya go! An albino iguana named Sonny!

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