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Madagascar iguana

scientific name: Chalarodon madagascariensis

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Cites status: not proteceted
Geographical Extension: South and Southwest Madagascar
Habitat: dry areas with sandy ground. Diurnal
Size: approx. 18-25 cm
Life Expectancy: over 4 years
Reproduction: several clutches per year with 2 eggs each. Incubation period about 30-40 days.
Temperature: ground temperature between 28-32°C, local heat spots over 45°C. Night setback to 21-23°C.
Humidity: 50-70%
Lighting: Daylight fluorescent tubes, if necessary UV tubes (see "Sorry Link missing"). For sufficient UV radiation we recommend "Sorry Link missing" or "Sorry Link missing". "Sorry Link missing" for the creation of local heat spots. Species needs a strong illumination. If necessary the use of HQI lamps or T5 fluorescent tubes is recommended.
Substrate: "Sorry Link missing", possibly a sand-earth mix.
Cage Furniture: small, flat water bowl, hiding places, stones, roots, climbing facilities. Also recommended is a nature cork or rock structure background. Cage substrate should always be slightly wet in one spot.
food: Insects (e.g. cricktets, house crickets, grasshoppers, cockroaches, super mealworms, wax moths, etc.) also products from the "Sorry Link missing" or vegetables (blossoms, sweet fruit mash). Regular additions of "Sorry Link missing" and "Sorry Link missing" are necessary.
Comment: in spite of their small size a roomy terrarium. Males carve out territories. Males can be together with several females.
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