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Questions on Iguana iguana exhibition

Discussion in 'General Zoo Discussion' started by MPvandenBurg, 8 Feb 2020.

  1. MPvandenBurg

    MPvandenBurg New Member

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    Dear members,

    During a recent study of the wild presence of Iguana iguana in Thailand and Singapore we noticed that green iguanas are being exhibited in ways that don't prevent their escape. Link to a free copy of the preprint manuscript: https://www.researchgate.net/public...tated_by_the_pet_trade_and_recreational_parks

    I was wondering whether there are guidelines when it comes to exhibiting iguanas, if not, perhaps guidelines for any lizard species? Also, I would like to ask for opinions about exhibition practices for this species, especially from people working with this species in tropical countries (given it is warm enough to keep them outside). How would you keep the species if you want their outside exhibition to be as natural and open as possible?

    Likely I will have more questions after some answers :) so I will keep it at this for now. Thank you in advance for your time.

    Best, Thijs
     
  2. animal_expert01

    animal_expert01 Well-Known Member

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    While I’m not very knowledgeable about keeping green iguanas in captivity Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary has an absolutely fantastic Iguana enclosure, by far the best I have ever seen

    Here’s a photo: Green Iguana Enclosure - ZooChat
     
  3. MPvandenBurg

    MPvandenBurg New Member

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    Thanks for your reply! And I agree, that is a good looking enclosure.
     
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