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Last updated January 23, 1998

My name is Casey and I have an iguana. His name is Elmo. My neighbor found him in his back yard. I learned lots about how to take care of him by reading sites dedicated to the care of iguanas. I have a home page already on AOL. It has information about me. To visit that page click on my picture below. I also have a collection of animated GIF's there. I will be adding more stuff to this page.
Oh yeah, one more thing...if you are female around the age of 13 I would love to hear from you!


Stuff About Me
I live in Southern California. I am in the 8th grade. I have played the clarinet since 4th grade and learned the bassoon last year. I play football. I enjoy science. I am trying to get better grades in school. I am trying to earn and save money to buy a car when I am older. I am a Christian and go to church every Sunday.
We have lots of pets at our house (if you count the goldfish). We have two dogs. Jake is an 8-year old Springer Spaniel. He loves to carry a tennis ball around with him. We've had him since he was a puppy. He chases birds and lizards. Bubba is a 4-year old Rottweiler/mix. We've only had him a few months. He was wandering the nighborhood. We tried to find his owner, but couldn't. My mom fell in love with him because he is so sweet (and isn't hyper like Jake). He is smart and is learning how to be a good dog from Jake. They had some big-time fights at first. They seem to be friends now. We also have a cat named Reeboks. He is a Siamese/mix. He has four white feet--that's how he got his name. He is a very nice cat. We have two goldfish in the house in a fishbowl. "Friends" is gold and silver. My mom thought of his name because of the song about keeping old friends while making new friends "one is silver and the other gold." The other one is named, "Schmuck." We have 24 goldfish outside in a 4-barrel waterfall my dad made. They don't have names, but they sure are friendly when it is time to feed them! Then, last but not least, there's Elmo.
I have two older brothers, J.J. and Jeremy. They have both moved out. They didn't just move out, they moved to different states in different time zones. They're not bad, as brothers go. It was nice of them to leave--I had my choice of bedrooms! :-)
I enjoy getting in teen chat rooms and meeting girls.
There is more stuff about me on my other page. (Click on my picture to go there.)

Stuff About Elmo
I don't know where he came from. He might have escaped from a cage. He might be the son of an escaped iguana. He may have flown in from a rainforest. He looks healthy except for a few scraped places on his back and a crooked toe. He is getting bigger. I think he is about twice the size he was when I got him! I am still working on training him not to be scared. He must think I will get really hungry one day and just eat him.
He is sure there is a way out of his glass and screen cage. He climbs under the towel on the bottom. It is funny to watch. He goes in upside down and pulls himself along. He travels under his food dish (a lightweight, plastic cat dish) and under his hiding place (a cardboard box with no bottom and a door cut out of the side) and pops up on the other side! He's kwazy!
I had to move to a different bedroom because my other one was too small. Actually, it will be too small after my dad builds a bigger home for Elmo. He is already beginning to be too big for his current home and I've only had him four months.
When you are furnishing a new iguana home be sure to check out the light fixtures at a HARDWARE STORE before you buy them at a pet shop. The UVB and heat lamps I bought at the pet store, but the fixtures to hold the bulbs I bought at a large hardware store. They may not look as beautiful as the ones at the pet store, but who cares? I saved $70.00!
I have thermometers in all corners of Elmo's home so I can make sure none of the areas are too hot or too cold. I have one thermometer between the heat lamp and the closest Elmo can get to the lamp to make sure it doesn't cook him. Warm is nice and healthy, cooked is dead. Ya know what I mean?
He is growing a lot. He sheds his skin when he gets too big for it, just like a snake does. He shed his skin twice in one week. I guess he is getting the foods he needs. We give him orange squash, lots of different kinds of greens that have vitamins A and C in them (no iceberg lettuce), rabbit pellets, carrots, and other vegetables that are in season, and I sprinkle powdered vitamins over it. I give him fresh food every morning. He is eating more and more. He is still trying to scare me away when I reach in to get him out. Guess he still has it in his mind that I want to eat him! Yuck! There's not enough meat on him to make a good meal!
I printed a lot of the best information I found on the internet and put it all in a notebook. My mom indexed it for me so I can look things up when I need to. There is a lot of stuff out there. Check out the sites I have listed.

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Green Iguana Care, Feeding, Health, Behavior and Resources
More good information!Right Arrow
The Complete Guide to Keeping Giant Green Iguanas in Captivity
Lots of good information
Wong's Green Iguana Heaven
Growth charts, size survey, pictures, and more
Tales of 4 Iguanas
Pictures, diary and growth charts, food needs, pictures of different types of iguanas
Iguana Sisters Homepage
Good invormation from a vet
Metabolic Bone Disease in Captive Iguanas
Diagram of a cage, food information, links
Hal's Iguana Haven
Good pictures and lists of poisonous and non-poisonous houseplants
The Iguana Den
Has "Ask the Vet" area as well as other information
The Pet Channel-Pet Health
Lots of information from the point-of-view of Dupree, the iguana
Dupree's tips for iguana happiness
Go see Dupree, the iguana
Live Iguana Cam
Basic information
Harwich Pet: Iguana
Information, pictures, articles, Q & A, etc.
Iguana Iguana Newsletter Home Page
Chat with other iguana owners as well as other information (from one of our Heartland neighbors)
The #IGUANAS Channel
Information presented in an interesting way
Just like it says, it's about Delilah
*** Delilah the iguana ***


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