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Posted by Alisha on March 19, 2001 at 14:41:02:
In Reply to: Re: Raising humidity level for Iguana posted by Arioco on March 19, 2001 at 04:21:45:
Thanks for the reply.
From what I have read the high end temp for Iguanas should be up to about 95 and their basking area 98-100. The high end therm. is 1/2 way between the top and the bottom of the cage. I need to move it to the bottom and get a seperate one for the basking area. My Iguana spends a great deal of the time at the high temp end, I figured if it was too warm she would spend more time at the low temp. end but I do need to get another therm. for more accurate readings. Melissa Kaplan's site is where I have did most of my research, I don't remember seeing anywhere about the night time temps staying below 84 but only that they shouldn't fall below 68 for an adult and I believe 70 for a baby. Ours stay at about 95 in the high end and 78 in the low end. The Iguana sleeps in the high end under leaves. We use green cage lining stuff in the bottom of the aquarium (looks like outdoor carpet), there is no live plants. From what I have read they say not to waste your time with live plants because Iguanas will destroy them and eat them. I was hoping I could use live plants because fake plastic ones just aren't the same. She has a large fake branch to climb on to get up to her basking area (it branches out several ways) and a smaller wooden branch to climb. The bottom of the cage is almost covered with vining leaves for her to hide in. She has the wading pool and waterfall. I haven't seen her in the pool but she has gotten on the waterfall several times. I will check into the night temps some more to see if I can find more info and probably will have to use a humidifier until we can figure something else out.