||One year old|
||Fairfield, Iowa, USA|
the Iguana is a member of the household. She recognizes her family
people and doesn't much trust strangers. Iggy likes to be held if you
have warm hands. She has an aquarium with a light to keep her warm, but
there's no top on the aquarium and she climbs out onto the jade bush by
the window and gets warm in the sun. She eats lettuce, fruit and
vegetables and in the few months we've had her she's already grown three
inches. To drink she licks sprayed water off leaves of the jade plant.
I wanted an Iguana for a long time and finally convinced my parents that
a lizard would make a good pet, and she's been great. Now everybody
loves her. Sometimes she comes onto the table at dinner and we feed her
bits of salad. Sometimes the outdoor cat looks at her through the
window as she catches the warm rays of the sun.