I am putting a pond in my iguana area so are lily pads safe for them-should they decide to bite one?
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.
Thanks , do y’all know about bamboo, my pond is really a mini pool, it is indoor.
What plants could I put in the pond?
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!
This is what I have done so far, I am going to put bamboo in, but I was wondering about safe floating plant.
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
Thanks Are you a member of this, I can’t figure out how to post.
I’m not, sorry, just came across it while googling for ya.
I figured it out thanks. Ps. The site isn’t as fresh as this one
Yeah most aren’t....good luck!
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.
Is duckweed iguana safe? What type of bamboo is good?
All I know is that the pothos plant is poisonous to some species. You could try some ferns.
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.
I know what to put around pond, I am asking about in.
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.
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?
Duc k weed looks very tangly, would the iguanas get stuck possibly?
Sure your looking at the right plant? At most, they less than half an inch in size.
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