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Question by Linda
Submitted on 4/18/2004
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My son wants a lizard but I have said no because I cannot bear the thought of buying and feeding the lizard with live crickets or anything else living. I did think that a newt might be a good idea but the ones I have seen as being suitable for pets also seem to be carnivore. Is there any truely vegetarian small creature that would suit my son?

Any ideas?



Answer by Marsha
Submitted on 9/10/2004
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You should get a green iguana. They are basically herbivores, although mine will eat meat if I offer it to her. Just remember that the bulk of the iguana's diet is green, leafy vegetables. I feed mine mostly turnip greens and kale. (Lettuce has no nutritional value to a iguana.) I'd say 60% greens, 30% fiber (such as zucchinis or yellow squash) and 10% fruit (mine loves bananas.). Also, the fiber and the fruit must be cut up fairly small as the green iguana doesn't chew it's food. (They swallow almost everything whole.)


Answer by beast
Submitted on 3/11/2007
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iguana lizard are vegetarian. and are cute..... but is best to start of with a baby one...so u can train it well. because some out there dont give a crap about them..... mines well handled. and eats ever day..


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