Hi, my name is Yoshi. Thanks for visiting my home page. You can't come and see me, but please enjoy some pizza with my compliments.
Here are my vital statistics:
|Snout-vent length:||18 in|
|Overall length:||50 in|
|Birth date:||Feb 1993|
My full taxonomic name in the animal kingdom is: phylum CHORDATA, class REPTILIA, subclass LEPIDOSAUROMORPHA, order SQUAMATA, suborder Sauria, family Iguanidae, species Iguana iguana.
This picture was taken in 1995, when I was only about 38 inches long. I've grown a lot since then.
Currently, I live on top of a wooden cage that Neal built for me. Now that there is a dog in the house, I am afraid to come down off my cage. Fortunately, they shut the dog out of the room when I take my exercise, or that would be one sorry dog!
I support the International Iguana Society, and enjoyed attacking issues of the Society's magazine, The Iguana Times.
I let my owners type up a page about Iguana care because my claws were getting tired.
Yoshi's Iguana Care Tips (with anecdotes)
You can visit the page below to learn a little about my external anatomy. Hopefully my owners will finish the internal anatomy part someday. [Note: requires a Java-capable browser]
Yoshi's Iguana Anatomy Applet
Here are some of the foods I love to eat. The ones marked with a star are particular favorites that I don't get to have anywhere near as often as I would like. The picture on the right is me guarding my food dish.
|Yellow Squash||Blueberries *|
|Citrus fruit *||Cantaloupe|
I also occasionally get or steal various treats: red-leaf lettuce,
pizza, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, cat food, cat fur,
commercial iguana diet,
and even fingers!
Here are some Iguana-related sites that you may find interesting. You can also read about Iguanas and other reptiles in the rec.pets.herp newsgroup.
Melissa Kaplan's Giant Green Iguana Page
(Also available in a frames version. The old 'Care and Socialization Guide' is still available here.)
Iguana Iguana Newsletter - Neat newsletter in its 2nd year
Jennifer Swofford's The Complete Guide to Keeping Green Iguanas in Captivity.
The #Iguanas Channel - Iguana links, IRC channel info, mailing list
Custom Cages - Custom cages for iguanas and other reptiles.
The Famous IguanaCam at Iguana Images
International Iguana Society page at Tropical Marketplace
Iguanas at the Phoenix Zoo
Tales of 4 Iguanas - Great info and pictures by Kim Scott
The Pure Software mascot Igbert the Iguana Page
Iggy - The MIT Network Iguana
Iggy died of kidney failure, just like Yoshi, May 30 1998. R.I.P.
Jim Laird's Iguana Funpage [temporarily retired, but still supports the Iguana Story Exchange.]
Draco's Lair - cute and informative page by Draco the iguana
House of Galahad - great Iguana information collection
Iguana stamps in Anguilla - 1997 issue of beautiful stamps from the island nation of Anguilla.
Wong's Green Iguana Heaven - Great site, lots of pictures
WWW Virtual Library: Herpetology - dead?
AcmePet Pet Web - Your Guide to Pets on the Internet.
Jorg Hartmann's Herptology WebSite - also in German.
THE IGUANAS - Yoshi's Favorite Band?
Here are some individual iguanas that have web pages. Names in brackets seem to have gone into a dormant state, names in bold are new or updated.
|Pepper||Vega$||Caesar||Dennis Paul||Godzilla||Darby||Taz & Casper||Iggy & Loki|
|Erb, Calvin, & Shemp||Carmen||Gwar|
|Smirnoff||Zeus||Lizzy & Rex||Willard & Rocko|
That's all. Thanks for visiting, goodbye.
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This page written by Neal Ziring, last modified 6/16/98.