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- 1 Recent Vandalism
- 2 Removed references to iguanas from other geni
- 3 more info on pet inguana
- 4 Gasparilla
- 5 Rewrite or merge
- 6 Iguana as food
- 7 my iguana's head is turning white...
- 8 Pets
- 9 My iguana is sick
- 10 Automatic reverting system?
- 11 Iguanas beards
- 12 Iguana Iguana
- 13 Green color
- 14 Catalog of Iguanidae at the bottom of this article doesn't seem to belong here.
- 15 How about the Iguanas in northern Brazil?
- 16 Anatomy/Physiology Update
- 17 External links modified
There was recent vandalism of the page with an user writing nonsense and posting an image of an young man (probably himself). I'd be glad if someone would take measures against that user.
--GeorgeTopouria 12:18, 10 November 2006 (UTC)
If no one objects, I will revert to 18:37, 16 May 2007 Paxse (tidied up a little). Don
Please explain how long they live and how to tell a male from a female.
- I wouldn't deem this to be a very discussable subject, but you can try checking out, "Iguanas for Dummies," by Melissa Kaplan. Her book is very informative and helpful! :D I hope it helps you!
Removed references to iguanas from other geni
the rhinoceros iguana, marine iguana and the greater Fijian crested iguana belong all belong respectively to different geni than the gren and lesser Antilles iguana. *Ria777* 17:46, 14 December 2005 (UTC)
more info on pet inguana
we need to expand this to cover pet iguana stuff too Cinco555 03:28, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
- nope: that stuff needs a seperate lemma if any Lycaon 20:52, 18 October 2006 (UTC)
there are several typos in this article and there is not citing of references. please correct this, i would but i am not sure of exactly what the author meant. it seems incoherent in places.
The Gasparilla iguanas are not of the genus iguana.
Rewrite or merge
I merged the bulk of this article with the Green Iguana article where it belongs, I think the rest could be merged with iguanidae or renamed as a new one on iguaninae.--Mike Searson 17:35, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
Iguana as food
It is rather common in Central America, such as in Costa Rica and Panamá, and other places in Latin America as well to eat the iguana's meat, often called "Gallina de palo" ('Tree hen' or 'Tree chicken') Not exactly a staple food of the regional cuisine, but rather a specialty in some regions of Latin American countries . I don't have a lot of facts about it myself, but as a costarican citizen I've heard the term "gallina de palo" way too often not only from costaricans but also from Central and South American immigrants there. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 00:15, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
- See the article on Green Iguana. This article is about the Genus iguana of which there are two members: the Green Iguana and the Lesser Antillean Iguana; it's a shame more people don't read it before they jump in and start posting. As the Lesser Antillean Iguana is critically endangered any yo-yo caught eating one would probably end up at the graybar hotel. The Spinytail iguanas are also eaten by people in your neck of the woods, they have their own articles, too. I've never understood why some third world countries will allow people to eat their wildlife, but not allow the same species be exported so the animals can be bred in captivity and protected from extinction.--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 14:03, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
my iguana's head is turning white...
Many households have adopted Green Iguanas as exotic pets. Pet stores will generally sell them at very affordable prices neglecting to explain many of the Iguana's needs. When an Iguana reaches full adult size, many owners are forced to give them up.
In many cases owners will construct enclosures themselves as Iguanas need a large space to live. Other owners let Iguanas roam free in there home. Heat and UV lamps are set up in favourite perching areas. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 16:03, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
My iguana is sick
My iguana mouth is swollen. I already had one iguana past away this week we are trying to keep this one alive. We only feed them green plants and right now we are hand feeding our iguana puree foods and fruits. Please help us out —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 18:57, 18 June 2009 (UTC)
Automatic reverting system?
So if someone puts in that iguanas have two penises, a robot automatically reverts it? Really? That's Wikipedia now? Not, like, looking it up somewhere to see if it's true? A lot of reptiles do..
I know nothing of Iguanas, but this photo here is probably one of the nicest I've seen. My eye is for color, clarity, composition. If you can use this photo, I just was given permission to upload it, so you haven't seen it yet. Feel free. It is CC-BY-SA. --Leahtwosaints (talk) 07:20, 24 January 2010 (UTC)
I changed a comment in the article that stated that their green color allowed them to blend into their surroundings.
I changed it because not every Iguana is green in color, and I felt it was limiting the statement to the Green Iguana.
Since the Iguana article is supposed to describe only the two species of the genus Iguana, it would seem that the the catalog of extant genera and species of family Iguanidae at the bottom of this article should be removed. 07:15, 8 February 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by CountMacula (talk • contribs)
- I answered you on your talkpage. Are you new to wiki? Have you never seen a portal or a template before?--Mike - Μολὼν λαβέ 07:31, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
How about the Iguanas in northern Brazil?
This article says the green iguana is only found in Central America and central portions of Mexico. That's not true. The whole extension of Amazonas, Amapá, Pará and Roraima (northern states) of Brazil have plenty of green iguanas in the rainforest and surrounding the cities. Not only that, it took me by surprise that the green iguana reported here, with pictures and everything, looked so different from what's considered an actual green iguana around here. I started wondering if they're actually the same species. I'd love it if someone was able to help me understand if they're the same thing or not.
Here's a picture of the common Brazilian green iguana found mostly in Pará and Amazonas region: The link here. I don't know how to host images on Wikimedia.
I think that discussing the anatomy of the iguana - in particular the skeletal system and skull, would be important. The iguana differs from other reptiles in the sense that they are herbivores and have the ability to whip their tail and aim. Some articles that would be good when discussing this topic: 1) www.seer.ufu.br/index.php/biosciencejournal/article/download/30045/17769 2)http://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1746-6148-8-53 Ayersmm (talk) 03:18, 11 March 2017 (UTC)
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