Green Iguana

Green Iguana

It inhabits in low altitude areas, mainly distributed in Mexico and South America, living in the forest edge and shrub forest of Hilly and mountainous areas, undertree roots, stone cracks and other quiet places. The American green iguana is the most well-known lizard in the world. The body color of the young iguana is bright green mixed with blue patterns. After adulthood, the body color will become dim. The tail of American green iguana is quite long, which is very important for their survival. It can be used to push the body when swimming and as a defensive weapon. In case of attack, he will break his tail and escape. Soon after the tail was broken, a new tail grew out of the wound. Male green iguanas are very territorial. When two males meet, they will make some threatening moves to scare away each other. They swing their heads exaggerated, shake the drooping flesh of their throats, and face their opponents with the side of their bodies. If the other party doesn’t shrink back, they will try to stand higher to make themselves look stronger. Two green iguanas keep seizing the commanding heights, crawling around and shaking their heads in an area, but they don’t fight, because in the end, one green iguana will walk away under this threat. It is mainly herbivorous, and insects are the staple food of larvae and sub adults.

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