Green iguana

  • Panos Loukopoulos

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Description

    Captivity

    The American pet trade has put a great demand on the green iguana; 800,000 iguanas were imported into the U.S. in 1995 alone, primarily originating from captive farming operations based in their native countries (Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, and Panama).[35] However, these animals are demanding to care for properly over their lifetime, and many die within a few years of acquisition.[5][36]

    Ref 36

    Loukopoulos P, Komnenou A, Papadopoulos E, Psychas V (2007), "Lethal Ozolaimus megatyphlon infection in a green iguana (Iguana iguana rhinolopa)", Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 38 (1): 131–4, PMID 17469289, doi:10.1638/2006-0018r.1

    Period31 Jan 2011

    Media coverage

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    Media coverage

    • TitleGreen iguana
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletWikipedia
      Media typeWeb
      Date31/01/11
      DescriptionThe American pet trade has put a great demand on the green iguana; 800,000 iguanas were imported into the U.S. in 1995 alone, primarily originating from captive farming operations based in their native countries (Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, and Panama).[35] However, these animals are demanding to care for properly over their lifetime, and many die within a few years of acquisition.[5][36]
      [36]
      Loukopoulos P, Komnenou A, Papadopoulos E, Psychas V (2007), "Lethal Ozolaimus megatyphlon infection in a green iguana (Iguana iguana rhinolopa)", Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 38 (1): 131–4, PMID 17469289, doi:10.1638/2006-0018r.1
      URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_iguana
      PersonsPanos Loukopoulos