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    live plants in iguana cage?

    i was thinking about putting some live plants in my iguanas cage but wasnt sure if its a good idea.
    Will they live in the cage? i was planning on maybe putting ferns in it. and will the iguana eat them??

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    I'm not sure about ferns but you can use pothos, they are safe for reptiles, and grow huge if you don't trim them. They also look pretty cool.

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    well i googled and ferns seem to be toxic to most animals/reptiles so thts out of the question. now i am just wondering what plants can survive inside in the cage and that isnt toxic to my Grizz.

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    yeah most house plants are poisonous thats why you should go with the pothos

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    If he doesn't eat them, he will kill them off by crawling all over them!
    Iguana 0:2:0
    Russian Tortoise 1:1:0
    Tree Frog 0:1:0
    Chinese Water Dragon 0:1:0

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    dee do use any live plants at all in your iguana enclosures? I'm new and just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycatmojo150 View Post
    dee do use any live plants at all in your iguana enclosures? I'm new and just wondering.
    No.. no live ones. They wouldn't be alive for very long. When my girls are out, I have to watch to make sure they stay off my Ficus Tree because of the damage they do too it climbing around. I also have 1 floor plant that I have to watch them around as the young one likes to walk by and grab a leaf here and there from and I have one up on a short table that is toxic to them and they would [as they have tried] climb up on it if allowed. So to say the least, they are well supervised when on the roam.
    I have a window shelf for them when out and the ficus resides in the same spot, so I have to pull it out far enough away so they don't jump from shelf to tree!
    Some day's these 2 are worse than 2 year olds..
    Iguana 0:2:0
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    Tree Frog 0:1:0
    Chinese Water Dragon 0:1:0

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    Hey Copengrizz, I noticed you signed up to my forum and I have replied with a list of suitible live plants, but be warned, they tend to not last very long and it is a messy business with iguanas lol.

    I will be going alot more indepth into this so watch that space in the next few months, I have emailed a few "high regarded" people in the feild including Kaplan and Vosjoli, and also Adam Britton.
    It will be interesting to get there views on this and how it can be approached in the safest possible way.

    The problem is even safe plants can be toxic if they are used without you knowing what has been placed on them (fertilisers, pesticides etc)
    the reason you won't find good scouces of this is for that reason, and not one person would like to be held responsible because it can then be taken as inaccurate information.

    Either way, artificial decor as you mentioned is probibly a better option.

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