5 Interesting Facts About Green Iguanas

This is a green iguana showing off his climbing skills

This is a green iguana showing off his climbing skills

Green iguanas are a really iconic lizard, so I want to write about them today.

Here are five interesting facts about them:

  1. They are a very big lizard, growing up to 2 metres long.
  2. They often live near water so that they can swim away from predators.
  3. Despite how scary they look, they only eat plants, including fruit, flowers and leaves and are very docile, so people often keep them as pets.
  4. Young green iguanas will often eat the poo of grown up iguanas to get the necessary bacteria required to digest their food.
  5. They are a very common species, and are found in Central and South America and many Caribbean islands.  They have also been introduced to parts of the United States.

I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.

Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about green iguanas?

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