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Don't make the mistake of starting with an iguana enclosure that's too small - iguanas grow quickly. The following table shows you the minimum enclosure dimensions needed based on the average size in snout-vent length (SVL) and snout-tail length (STL) for the first seven years. So, unless your iguana is full grown, when its STL is more than two-thirds the enclosure width, it's time for a new enclosure.

SVL (in inches)) STL (in inches) Minimum Dimensions (in feet)
2.5–7 9–18 3 x 1 x 1.5
8–10 20–28 3.5 x 1 x 2.3
11–12 28–36 4.5 x 1.5 x 3
12–14 30–42 5.25 x 1.75 x 3.5
14–16 35–54 6.75 x 2.25 x 4.5
18–20 45–60 7.5 x 2.5 x 5
20–22 50–66 8.25 x 2.75 x 5.5
20–24 50–72 9 x 3 x 6

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Susan McCullough has written articles about dog care and training for Family Circle, The Washington Post, and AKC Family Dog, among others, and blogged about dog care and culture for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. McCullough is a six-time winner of the Dog Writers Association of America Maxwell Award for her work and has also won the Eukanuba Canine Health Award for outstanding writing about canine health.

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