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September 11, 2006

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Gijs, the Pet of the Day
Name: Gijs
Age: Nine years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Green Iguana
Home: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
   This is Gijs, my iguana iguana (also called a green iguana). Gijs is now nine years old and is around 120 cm long (almost four feet) including the tail, so thus she is quite a big lady. Iguanas in captivity can live till they are 25 years old, so we have still got plenty of more years to share with this wonderful lady.

    Gijs is very pretty. Her favorite food is grasshoppers of which she can easily eat 10-12 of at a time. She is a vegetarian, but enjoys a few bugs and a good piece of steak once in a while as a treat. She also loves endive, salad, chicory, cucumber, red bell pepper's etc. When I first met her, I found her rather scary, but now I think that she is a sweet heart and I am impressed by how cuddly that she actually is. So if you ever come to visit me, don't fear, she's a true angel!

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