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Where You Can Buy an Iguana Habitat

By John Simmons TEXT SIZE Minus Plus

You can build your habitat. There is no doubt that this is a great way to go. Or, you can buy a pre-made habitat for your pet. Take that one step further and you can have someone else make a habitat for you and then buy it from them. In any case, what you have to determine is the correct way to build or buy one.

The largest drawback of purchasing your own, pre-made habitat is cost. They are by far expensive homes to purchase for your pet. Sometimes, they are well designed to provide for most of the iguana's needs. But, most of the time, they aren't. In fact, most of what you will find in your local pet store is far too small for your iguana. Sure, it's a great habitat until they grow to their full adult size!

There are a number of great locations online that can help you to design your own custom made iguana habitat. Purchasing one is not a bad idea, but it will have to be done with a full understanding of what you need that habitat to provide for your pet. Don't underestimate the size of your iguana!

If you purchase a habitat for your iguana, get a habitat, not a cage. Look at the unit.

Does it provide for enough room for your full grown iguana? Does it provide for enough room so that your iguana can crawl, climb and move comfortably? Or, if the habitat is small, will it be a permanent or temporary home for him? You'll need to replace it if you do purchase smaller units.

Sometimes, people allow their iguana's to be free roaming. That means that he doesn't stay in his habitat all of the time. When this is the case, you may want to purchase a smaller habitat. Still, the iguana needs to be able to move around within it and still be able to climb to his basking place.

In most cases, though, a habitat is necessary for full time occupation. For that reason, we recommend that you invest the time now in purchasing a large, comfortable and well designed iguana habitat before you purchase anything else. If you purchase a cage for $100 you'll have to replace it. Over and over again, you'll end up paying the same amount if not more and get all the headaches that come with adjusting your pet to their new cage.

In other words, just go the easy route now, spend a little more money now and don't worry about it!

Another important note to mention is that more than likely, you won't be able to find a habitat that is large enough for an adult iguana, as we've described here. Most that are located in pet stores do not take into consideration the size of a full grow iguana and therefore just don't provide them in the proper size.

For that reason, we recommend that you build your own habitat or have someone custom build one for you. Don't worry; it's a lot less expensive!

A pre-made habitat can cost you thousands of dollars if it is well designed and well set up. What's more is that you will have limited size and color choices available. But, if you purchase your own raw materials and do the building yourself, you'll find the process to be much more suitable to both your wallet and your specific needs in size, color, materials and more.

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