I'm not putting this under "WYR" because I'm debating and want input about both. DH and I both love iguanas and we've wanted one since before we got married (he had one when he was a kid). We both also like fish in general (I had fish growing up).
What's the average cost of keeping fish/an iguana (like food and that sort of thing)? For fish, we're not talking about a ton and/or a huge tank, just big enough for maybe 4 (pretty small) fish total.
If you've had both, which do you prefer and why?
Answer by mom2twobabes at 9:01 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:52 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:53 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
fish would be much cheaper to keep than an iguana. iguanas need a specific environment to thrive, and unless you're thinking of doing a tropical salt water tank, most fish are easy. you have to also think about what you will do with the iguana once it is full grown. do you want a huge tank in your house? i never had an iguana as a pet in my home, but when i was a zookeeper they had a full grown one that was part of my duties. i couldn't imagine having that huge habitat anywhere in my home lol. usually iguanas don't eat special foods, just fresh greens and fruits/veggies. you have to feed them new food every day (i only did it once a day), and fresh water of course. fish usually just eat the fish food lol.
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:54 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by notjustmom213 at 8:49 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by mommytoJames512 at 8:52 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Fish are easy and very low cost. They only take up as much room as the tank. If you truly give an iguana the room it needs, it needs a room that is its ecosystem. That could get costly.
Answer by dancinintherain at 8:58 PM on Mar. 21, 2011
Answer by mom2twobabes at 9:02 PM on Mar. 21, 2011