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Iguana iguana

Green Iguana

Scientific Name: Iguana iguana

Best substrate for a Green iguana Iguana iguana ReptiChip

What Makes ReptiChip The Best Green Iguana Bedding


Green Iguanas, scientifically known as Iguana iguana, are one of the most recognizable and popular reptiles in the pet trade, native to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. These large, arboreal lizards can grow up to 6 feet in length, with their long tails accounting for over half their body length. Green Iguanas are primarily herbivorous, feeding on a diet of leaves, flowers, and fruit. In the wild, they play a crucial role in their ecosystems by aiding in seed dispersal through their consumption of various plant materials. Their bright green coloration, which can sometimes include shades of blue, orange, or red, provides effective camouflage among the lush foliage of their habitat.

One of the most fascinating aspects of Green Iguanas is their remarkable adaptability and complex social behaviors. These reptiles are excellent climbers, using their sharp claws and strong limbs to navigate through the treetops. They also possess a dewlap, a flap of skin under their chin, which they use for communication and thermoregulation. Males display their dewlap and perform head bobs to establish territory or attract females. Additionally, Green Iguanas have a parietal eye, also known as a "third eye," on the top of their heads, which can detect changes in light and shadow, helping them evade predators. Despite their relatively calm demeanor in captivity, Green Iguanas can be quite territorial and aggressive during the breeding season. Their ability to adapt to various environments, combined with their striking appearance and behaviors, makes them both fascinating pets and important subjects of study in the wild.

Why ReptiChip?


ReptiChip is made by green iguana lovers, for green iguana lovers. It’s what the pros use, and it’s what you can use, too.

Our product line includes BabiChip, RediChip, ReptiChunk, MicroChip, and more, so you can be sure to find the perfect green iguana bedding for your pet.

Ready to switch to the ultimate green iguana bedding? Check out ReptiChip today.

Not Convinced?

Common Green Iguana Reptichip Questions

ReptiChip provides an ideal environment for your green iguana by balancing cleanliness, comfort, and humidity. It's excellent for moisture retention, which is crucial for the well-being of many reptiles and amphibians. The substrate is also low in sodium and potassium, reducing the risk of mineral buildup that could harm your green iguana.

Absolutely! While ReptiChip offers premium quality, it's priced affordably to be consumer-friendly. The substrate's durability and ease of maintenance also mean that you'll need to replace it less frequently, making it a cost-effective long-term choice for your green iguana.

ReptiChip is known for its low tannin content, which means it won't stain your enclosure or your green iguana. It's also excellent at odor absorption, keeping your living space fresh. This makes it one of the easiest substrates to maintain, allowing you more quality time with your green iguana.