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Rep-Cal Adult Iguana Food (10 oz)

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Most iguanas purchased from pet stores are juveniles. Juvenile iguanas grow rapidly and need a nutrient-enriched diet to support the development and growth of tissue and bone. Rep-Cal Juvenile Iguana Diet contains appropriate levels of high quality protein and calcium as well as other nutrients. Adult Iguanas require a diet which is higher in fiber for the maintenance of size and health. Rep-Cal Adult Iguana Food meets this need as well.

Determining the exact age of an iguana is usually difficult because hatch dates are unknown and size may have been affected by poor diet, faulty management, or previous ill health. Because of these uncertainties, an iguana's snout-to-vent length (tip of nose to base of tail) is generally used as a measure of maturity. The snout-to-vent length for hatchlings ranges from four to six inches, for juveniles from six to twelve inches, and for adults the snout-to-vent length will be over twelve inches. We recommend Rep-Cal Juvenile Iguana Food for hatchlings and juveniles, and Rep-Cal Adult Iguana Food for all adult iguanas.

Rep-Cal Iguana Foods contain papaya, mango and strawberries creating an excellent tasting food.

Rep-Cal Adult Iguana Food is formulated to ensure proper growth and health by providing complete and balanced nutrition. It is a veterinarian recommended food containing natural plant and fruit ingredients iguanas love and provides the 100% complete daily nutrition they need. Rep-Cal Adult Iguana Food has been tested successfully for adult iguanas (more than 12" long from nose to base of tail) by reptile veterinarians. It is fortified with optimal levels of vitamins and minerals like calcium and vitamin D3 so no other food or supplements are required.

Rep-Cal Juvenile Iguana Food is formulated to ensure proper growth and health by providing complete and balanced nutrition. It is veterinarian recommended food containing natural plant and fruit ingredients iguanas love and provides the 100% complete daily nutrition they need. Rep-Cal Juvenile Iguana Food has been tested successfully for juvenile iguanas (less than 12" long from nose to base of tail) by reptile veterinarians. It is fortified with optimal levels of vitamins and minerals like calcium and vitamin D3 so no other food or supplements are required.

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Important: Follow the conversion method.

  • Feed every morning: Offer slightly more food than your iguana can eat in a day, and allow your pet access to its food for the entire daylight period. Be sure to empty and clean the dish at the end of each day.
  • Be aware of intimidation by cage-mates: If more than one iguana shares a cage, provide a separate feeding and drinking station for each animal.
  • Have water available at all times: Your iguana should have access at all times to a shallow bowl containing fresh, clean water.
  • Pellets can be moistened in water or fruit juice before feeding: Some iguanas find that the softer soaked pellets are easier to pick up.

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These quantities serve as initial estimates, since the amount of food eaten by your iguana will depend on its size, condition, and health, as well as the temperature of its environment.

Iguana Size
(Snout-Vent Length)
Rep-Cal Food
(Formula)
Amount of Food/Day
(Volume)
under 6" Juvenile 1/3 cup
6" - 8" Juvenile 1/2 cup
8" - 10" Juvenile 2/3 cup
10" - 12" Juvenile 1 cup
12" - 14" Adult 3/4 cup
14" - 16" Adult 1 cup
over 16" Adult 1 1/2 cups



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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.

Veterinarian-Tested, Reptile-Approved
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

Rep-Cal
Formula

Energy
(cal/g)
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


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