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Ana Johnson - 2011-07-31
First of all, green igs are hard to care for. And second they can NOT have any animal protein what-so-ever. and by the way, my green igs crawling all over the top of my computor right now. Now he (assuming it's a he) just jumped and is crawling all on ME now.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-01
    Gee my bird eats my computer keys.
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DJ - 2008-11-20
I had a green anole and he was scared of me in a weird way. I was cleaning the tank and picked him up the way it old me to, and he jus grabbed my finger and bit me, am I gonna get poisoned or something, besides that he was a cutie.

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  • Anonymous - 2010-06-04
    No, you won't be poisoned, he just doesn't trust you yet. If you do find a way to gently pick him up, I suggest rubbing his underbelly. Apply slight pressure, making sure he doesn't feel crushed. After a few days of this, he will look forward to your approach!
  • Gianna - 2010-06-13
    No you will not get poisoned, but you should disinfect your hand because Green Anoles or "American Chameleons" carry a Salmonella Disease. Wash your hands before and after you touch your pet. Good Luck!
  • christian - 2010-07-14
    No you won't get poisoned but wash your hands.
  • Ann - 2010-10-27
    No, unless it was a gila monster or a Mexican beaded lizard, you don't have to worry. Just wash the cut in warm water and apply some antibacterial cream to it. Apply a band-aid and you'll be on the mend.
  • Matthew Kolva - 2011-04-28
    You wont get poisoned as there are only two poisonous (I think that's the right word). Any how there are only two lizards, the gila monster and the mexican beaded lizard. You should wash the wound if there is any and if he bites again dont try to pull him off you can break his jaw because he will try to hold and he's a tiny thing so your gonna break his jaw. Just stay calm. Animals pick up on fear and let him release his jaw. I've had anoles before and be careful not to spook him next time
  • chris N. - 2011-06-15
    No way you're not piosioned I got bit by rex ( my green anole ) and I'm still alive
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Becca - 2011-04-29
First of all, Green Iguanas are not easy to care for. They require large, custom built enclosures, lighting, very high humidity (which is hard) and a very specialized diet of greens, fruits, and vegetables. A cage for an adult iguana should not be smaller than 5 feet High X 5 feet wide X 4 feet deep. Another thing to look at is where the closest vet that specializes in reptiles is located. Even if a vet says that they will see an iguana doesnt mean that they know what they are doing.
Second of all, they can be hard to handle. They have very very sharp claws that can tear your skin just by walking on you. You can clip or file them to make them easier to handle but they must be tame to do it. During breeding season, males especially can become very agressive and attack.
Don't get me wrong, if you are dedicated to them, they make great pets but they do take a LOT of work.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-04-30
    People do not realize how large these fellas get. I am amazed at how they feel.
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Blaze - 2010-11-22
I currently have a male American green anole & he isn't shy at all. In fact when I try to put him in his tank he clings to my finger and refuses to go back in. However I think he may be sick because he hasn't touched his crickets/mealworms or drank in 3 days so I'll have to take him to my local reptile pet clinic later today.

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Theresa Tipp - 2011-02-27
I find your website very informative but one question I have is, my iguana is laying eggs and I want to know can I leave them in the sand and will they hatch?

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VYAS - 2011-02-09
I have seen a green iguana flying straight in the air from one tree from one side of a main road to another tree on the other side of the road, a distance of about 30 feet. It was incredible it looks like a small dinosaur and around his neck there was a spikes and during his travel it sounds like a small helicopter.

I wish to get more details.

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Emma - 2010-10-13
Hello, I have 2 rescued Black spiney tailed madagascan iguanas and have no idea what to feed them and so on, please help!

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Cary H. - 2009-12-05
I live in northwest Indiana, while working on a machine in our fab shop a small lizard ran out from under the machine. I quickly caught it and have him at home. I didn't think Green Anole's were from this area.

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joleen - 2009-12-03
I had 4 green anoles, but one that I had for 5 years past away today. Their names are mothra (the one that died), nubby (his taill fell off), scrawny (shes so tiny), and scabbers(a little fellow who likes to bite). Nubbys real name was godzilla but one day when I took him out of the tank to put him in the feeding cage his tail fell off. He now has an inch long tail but he's so cute, he always manages to get out of the tank and sit in the window.

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Noel - 2009-04-19
My cat, Buddy-Boy, went out this morning and some way smuggled a Green Anole into the house and I found it this afternoon, between my two cats minus a tale barely breathing. I took it outside, but it grabbed onto my finger and wouldn't let go. I sat on the steps and held my finger on a plant leaf. I attempted to give it (he or she) H2O and finely it opened it's mouth wide, enabling me to give it a drop and let go of my finger, and put it on a leaf. Well, it was still having great difficulty breathing, but at least it was trying. It finally fell off the plant leaf onto my front steps, so I have put it in a plastic container with grass, some H2O and other outdoor things - out of harms way. I hope it will make it.

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  • Steven - 2010-04-10
    It's happening to me but I caught mine wild in South Carolina and I've had it about a year but it was fully grown when I caught it but it's barely breathing and won't drink any water.
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