The Complete Food List For Pet Iguanas

 The Complete Food List For Pet Iguanas

What type of food do Iguanas eat?

Iguanas can eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. They also need supplements for calcium. Here is a master list of the foods they can definitely eat to grow big and strong.

Leafy Greens


Iguanas need to eat leafy greens every single day. Greens are high in fiber and iguanas need a lot of fiber to prevent gastrointestinal issues.


  1. Endive
  2. Alfalfa
  3. Dandelions
  4. Collard Greens
  5. Mustard Greens
  6. Kale 
  7. Spinach


Do not feed your iguana lettuce or cabbage because they have a very low nutritional value. 


Vitamins and Supplements


Vitamins or calcium powder should be sprinkled on your iguana’s food at least three times a week. The supplements will give your iguana extra nutrients and this will help prevent illnesses. 


The preferred supplementation for reptiles is any reptile calcium powder you can find in stores or online. ZooMed has their own brand of reptiles calcium that you can get in stores or online. 



Vegetables can provide a nice touch of color in an iguanas diet. Vegetables are also high in nutrients. 


  1. Butternut Squash
  2. Bell Peppers
  3. Pumpkin 
  4. Okra
  5. Hibiscus leaves
  6. Broccoli 
  7. Carrots
  8. Peas 
  9. Green Beans
  10. Brussel Sprouts


Iguanas should have vegetables added to their diet about twice a week.



Fruit is the smallest part of an iguanas diet. Fruits can be more like sweet treats for iguanas. Having fruit once a week is a good amount. 


  1. Berries
  2. Fig
  3. Dates
  4. Oranges
  5. Kiwi 
  6. Papaya
  7. Mangos
  8. Pineapple

Wrapping Up


Leafy greens and vitamins are the most important part of an iguana’s diet. Fruits and vegetables serve more as nice treats and can provide more variety in their diet. A small dish each day of leafy greens will prevent your iguana from over eating and live a long healthy life.

Brett Messieh

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