A healthy iguana is alert and may be quite active, although usually most of its day will be spent resting. It will eat and drink readily, and enjoy being misted. Green iguanas naturally excrete salt from their nose, and a small amount of white crusting around the nostrils is normal. The abdomen of a healthy iguana appears plump, not empty and not bloated. Its stools are dark and formed. The urine may be clear in part. White chalky deposits in urine are termed urates and are normal.
Food intakes will be less than optimal when animals are cold, sick or stressed. Low food intake is unhealthy for your iguana and will increase its susceptibility to serious disease. Ensure that the humidity and temperature of the cage are appropriate and observe for stressful conditions. Factors that may stress your iguana include a cage that is too small or too cold, and intimidation by a cage mate. If low foodntake persists, consult your veterinarian.
Rep-Cal has long been the industry leader in reptile nutrition, and no other company backs their products with as much research and expertise. In addition to being nutritionally sound, Rep-Cal diets avoid the problems associated with most commercial diets.
Problems with meal or mash diets:
- Dustiness irritates a reptile's respiratory tract
- Tendency to become trapped in crevices of the mouth and or teeth, which may lead to oral health problems
Problems with compressed-pellet (alfalfa "semi-moist") diets
- Low-temperature binding fails to improve digestibility
- Decreased palatability associated with low temperature binding
Problems with table food diets
- Notoriously deficient in protein, fiber and calcium
Rep-Cal Foods are nutritionally complete, with the needs of individual species carefully researched and tested. Our ingredients are gently cooked by a process called extrusion to improve taste and digestibility. The extrusion process also heats the food to kill bacteria, and allows for the formation of a pellet that isn't dusty.
In addition to nutritional quality, Rep-Cal has given careful attention to the appeal and palatability of our foods. Our multi-colored foods mimic food which reptiles enjoy in the wild and contain a natural blend of ingredients including papaya, mango, strawberry and apple fiber. We tested several recipes on our animals in order to create foods which even the pickiest eater will love.
The Most Researched And Tested Food Available
No other reptile food has this much research behind it. Guaranteed. Rep-Cal Foods are formulated by leading reptile veterinarians and nutritionists. Each diet has been tested for nutritional quality on our animals by means of complete physical examinations, growth measurements, and blood analyses. Rep-Cal is continuing with long-term feeding trials, as well as research in reptile nutrition, to ensure that our products always provide the best possible nutrition for growth, reproduction and health. We are confident that Rep-Cal Foods provide the highest quality of nutritional care available.
Energy And Nutrient Levels For The Rep-Cal Foods Line
|Crude Fiber |
|Crude Protein |
|Crude Fat |
|Adult Iguana ||3.0 ||18 ||16 ||1 |
|Juvenile Iguana ||3.0 ||16 ||24 ||1 |
|Adult Bearded Dragon ||3.0 ||13 ||24 ||2 |
|Juvenile Bearded Dragon ||3.0 ||12 ||29 ||2 |
|Aquatic Turtle ||3.5 ||8 ||33 ||6 |
|Box Turtle ||3.0 ||12 ||28 ||2 |
|Tortoise ||3.0 ||18 ||19 ||1 |
|Cricket ||3.1 ||10 ||20 || 2 |