Wild: 8 years
Captivity: 20 years
Did You Know?
- Iguanas are popular as pets, but they are difficult to care for. Many pet iguanas are released, or escape, into the wild. They are considered an invasive species in some areas and interfere with native wildlife.
- Adult iguanas are mostly herbivorous and eat leafy plants and ripe fruit. However, young iguanas need high
amounts of protein to grow, so they will eat spiders and insects.