While young iguanas need their protein for proper growth, feeding a baby can be a chore at times. Get your iguana used to eating at the same time daily, like about an hour or two after the lights come on for starters. Then you can offer snacks later in the day.
A good variety of greens are readily available at your local grocer for feeding your iggy. These would include mustard, collard, and turnip greens, all of which are high in calcium. Iceburg lettuce should only serve as a treat for your pet, since there is nerely 0 nutritional value in it.It is merely a good source of water for your reptile. Fruits should be used sparingly, about 15-25 percent of the diet. Feed fruits around 2-3 times a week as supplement to the daily greens you feed. Some good fruits to feed would be -peaches, pears, kiwi, bananas, or maybe apples.(no seeds or heavy syrup style fruits suggested)Or maybe you could have some good luck feeding the products available at petstores made specifically for iguanas. Always remember to pre-chew or chop your iguanas food, like in a mini food processor. I find this to be the easiest way to ensure small bites. Your iguana will also eat a little more when it has an easier time swallowing its food. If supplemental vitamins are used, be sure you use ones that are for reptile consumption only. Calcium dusting on the greens a couple times a week should be done with a very light dusting only, never saturate the veggies. too much supplement can harm your iguana. Try to avoid feeding before the lights shut off, iguanas digest their food at a body temp around 90+ degrees. Night temps get to low for proper food absorption.