>> Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Since I don't even want to think of my stupid exam today, but I do need to teach (yes need... it's a compulsion) something, we are gonna talk about the pretty little guy (or girl?) that was in my post last time, the green iguana.
Like I previously mentioned, the scientific name is Iguana iguana and these guys are super common in the Caribbean and Central and South America. I am also pleased to announce that this guy holds the current record for being the largest lizard in the US.
Now I know these guys are really prehistoric looking and have GIANT CLAWS... but they won't bite you or eat bugs or any other protein (unless you feed it to them). They are herbivorous... you know, made to eat vegetation. They love bananas, old mangoes, and hibiscus flowers. This guy here is going after my papayas (right).
They love hanging out in high branches and soak up some sun. They are exothermic, meaning they can't regulate their own body heat like us so they love to bask. I don't blame them... the sun here is perfect for basking in!
Now this is all the information I am gonna give you because when I get enough footage for my iguana video, I do not want you to be bored! HAHA! That is what you call a free sample! I think I may be a bit manic today....
Iguana Make You Crazy! by Marizela Moya is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.