Care instructions for the ring-headed iguana Acanthosaura lepidogaster

Pasningsvejledning for Kanthovedeleguan Acanthosaura lepidogaster

Scientific name: Acanthosaura lepidogaster

Danish name: Edge-headed iguana

Life expectancy:

Distribution: Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and China

Legislation:

Toxicity:

Appearance
Both male and female ring-headed iguanas grow between 19-38 cm long.

Biology
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Keep in terrarium
The terrarium must be at least L: 120, D: 60 and H: 120 for an adult pair. The bottom layer can be reptile bark, as it retains moisture well. The animals need a planted terrarium and good hiding places so they can feel safe. It needs a lot of good sturdy branches it can climb on. It must have a water bowl where the whole animal can be.

The animals thrive best at a high humidity of 60-70% during the day and up to 90-100% at night. It requires showering several times a day. In the heating area in the terrarium, the temperature must rise to 32-35 degrees, and in the cold end 22-26 degrees. UVB must also be installed as it is important so they can digest their food.

Feed
This iguana is 100% insect eater. The feed must not be too large as this would cause problems during digestion. If the iguana gets a piece that is too big, it may refuse to eat. Adults are fed on crickets, grasshoppers, mealworms, giant mealworms, spiders, earthworms, wax moth larvae, rose beetle larvae etc.

The feed should be shaken in vitamin powder and mineral powder.

Signs of illness
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Other things
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Breeding
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Hatching of eggs
4 months after mating, the female lays her eggs. The eggs are taken out of the terrarium and hatched in an incubator, the eggs must be placed in vermiculite at a humidity of 70-80% and incubated for 175 days.

Babysitting
Chicks are fed crickets, mealworms, spiders and small earthworms.

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