Lily Pad Iguana Safe?

  1. AJE

    AJE Member Member

    I am putting a pond in my iguana area so are lily pads safe for them-should they decide to bite one?
     




  2. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    I don't really have an answer, not many people here keep iguanas that are living outside.
    You may find better results by asking on a reptile forum specifically made for this type of thing, that'll get you better answers than what you will get here.
    I would consider registering on one of them and asking there.
     




  3. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Member Member

    Thanks
    , do y’all know about bamboo, my pond is really a mini pool, it is indoor.
     




  4. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Member Member

    What plants could I put in the pond?
     




  5. WTFish?

    WTFish? Well Known Member Member

    I know most (if not all) lilies are toxic, not sure I’d chance it, my iguana use to try and taste everything. Bamboo is safe, I’d stick with that. I’d love see photos!
     
  6. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Member Member

    This is what I have done so far, I am going to put bamboo in, but I was wondering about safe floating plant.
     

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  7. WTFish?

    WTFish? Well Known Member Member

    Lo
    Lol, that’s funny, please update when you’re done and include the iguana! What a fun project...I agree, try finding a reptile forum.

    This forum seems active...
    Search Results - Reptile & Parrots Forum
     
  8. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Member Member

    Thanks

    Are you a member of this, I can’t figure out how to post.
     
  9. WTFish?

    WTFish? Well Known Member Member

    I’m not, sorry, just came across it while googling for ya.
     
  10. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Member Member

    I figured it out thanks.
    Ps. The site isn’t as fresh as this one
     
  11. WTFish?

    WTFish? Well Known Member Member

    Yeah most aren’t....good luck!
     
  12. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    For floating, why not stick with duckweed - or even azolla, which could become a human food source some time in the future?

    Stay away from lucky bamboo Imo, contains oxalates which is something you may want to avoid with iguanas.
     
  13. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Member Member

    Is duckweed iguana safe? What type of bamboo is good?
     
  14. CoComissy

    CoComissy Member Member

    All I know is that the pothos plant is poisonous to some species. You could try some ferns.
     
  15. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    Duckweed is safe... most animals will eat it if given no other choice- and many fish eat it if given other choices!

    Type of bamboo... idk, but the terrestrial varieties would be the best way to go IMO.
     
  16. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Member Member

    I know
    what to put around pond, I am asking about in.
     
  17. CoComissy

    CoComissy Member Member

    From my experience the bamboo from stores like Lowe’s will only lead to disaster. It killed 2 of my frogs. RIP

    The pathos plant can be kept in an aquarium/pond and outside as long as it has a few leaves above the surface.
     
  18. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    Pothos also contains oxalates...

    I know very little about iguanas, but it may be a potential risk?


    IMO, best I can think of is keeping fast growing species of plants. Things like floaters (duckweed, azolla, tentative to say, water lettuce or frogbit) and plants like ludwigia and bacopa, or potentially even swords?
     
  19. OP
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    AJE

    AJE Member Member

    Duc
    k weed looks very tangly, would the iguanas get stuck possibly?
     
  20. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

    Sure your looking at the right plant? At most, they less than half an inch in size.