How to Feed Your Albino iguana
Albino iguanas are sensitive creatures; most of them rely on their environment for survival. Having an Albino iguana as your pet gives you the obligation to properly care for it and make sure that it survives under your captivity.
One of the most crucial factors in an Albino iguana’s survival is food. So being the owner, you must appropriately feed it with the right food.
Albino iguanas are scientifically classified as herbivores so green leafy plants must not be in its main diet. Though some people still recommend on feeding albino iguanas with insects and other animal protein based food.
You may have seen albino iguanas eating insects on televisions and magazines but research studies shows that this thing occurs only by accident. Like for example, when an insect is on a piece of plant. An albino iguana slowly creeps over to eat it. Then leaf and insect are simultaneously consumed by the reptile.
Experts and veterinarians recommend more vegetables to be fed to your pet and lesser animal protein or insects. This will eventually lead to better physical health.
Albino iguanas also need water, so make sure to provide them with this. Albino iguanas usually dip their head on the water when drinking, so also make sure to have a tall glass that is full of fresh water. Sometimes they also lick off small water droplets from plants to quench their thirst.
Water must always be available for your albino iguana and make certain that they are fresh. Never feed your albino iguana with left over vegetables because this may cause disorders in its digestive system. It will then lead to sickness or even death.
It is highly recommended to feed your albino iguana every day and regularly. The ideal time for feeding your albino iguana is early in the morning usually an hour after it is awake. Succeeding feeding all through out the day can also be done but only in small quantity. Never feed your albino iguana immense amounts of food before sleeping time.
Feeding your Albino iguana in the morning gives it time to properly digest food before sleeping. In addition, the morning temperature will give your albino iguana the right environment to properly digest its food.
The amount of food to be given literally depends on the size and bulkiness of your albino iguana. The main rule in here is to feed your albino iguana as long as it wants to. This kind of technique will allow you to note how much your albino iguana can take over one feeding.
Food for your Albino iguana must be on a shallow bowl which must be made of ceramic, glass or plastic and must be regularly cleaned. The bowl to be used must be sturdy enough to hold your albino iguana and must not be tipped easily.
Variety of food is also important to make your albino iguana feel healthy and at home. Albino iguanas are known to eat a large variety of fruits and flowers in the wild so it is a good idea to also feed them this way while they are in your captivity.
Aside from proper food your albino iguana must also have the proper lighting and sunshine. Albino iguanas usually get calcium from the sun rays to help them properly digest their food.
So if you want your Albino iguana to stay healthy and have a longer life span feed them with the right amount of food and the right kind of food.