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June 16, 2004

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Syd, the Pet of the Day
Name: Syd
Age: One year old
Gender: Female
Kind: Green Iguana
Home: Eugene, Oregon, USA
   Syd is a very spunky young Iguana. She came into our care in February and has been learning to live with us ever since. She lives in a large home built enclosure and she spends most of her time basking under her heat and uvb lights. She loves to eat greens like collards, escarole, and mustard greens, garnished with mashed peas, beans, squash and parsnips. Her favorite treats are cooked pasta, mango and papaya, but she turns her nose at strawberries and bananas. Syd came from a place where she was fed crickets, so she's lucky now to have a clean bill of health from her vet. She's a rebellious little girl with an attitude, and isn't afraid to bite when she's upset. Although she is pan-trained to use newspaper, her favorite way to express her dissent is to go to the bathroom on us. She has fun exploring our apartment when she's allowed, too. We love watching her grow and change, and it's amazing how much knowledge we've acquired online about this awesome creature since taking her in.

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