#1 - VERY IMPORTANT!! You will need to add brewer's yeast after thawing and before feeding
this to your iguana (this is in addition to the regular calcium & vitamin supplements!). Freezing
destroys many of the B vitamins in the food & the brewer's yeast helps to replace them.
#2 - You will also need a large container reserved STRICTLY for Iguana food use ONLY!! (I used a
RubberMaid recycling size container which worked well for me.)
#3 - You will also need a lot of gallon size Ziploc type freezer bags.
Using this recipe has worked out very well for me... since I rarely had the time to chop things up on a
daily basis... so, I made a huge batch of food every few months & then I only needed to spend one
day cutting everything up.... then feeding time is simply a matter of breaking off a frozen chunk of
food, defrosting it & adding the supplements.
Other menu tips:
#1 - Make sure to chop everything up as small as possible - don't make it possible for your green
beast to only pick out it's favorites. My favorite appliance for this was is a Salad Shooter... it's a lot
neater than the food processor, everything comes out a uniform size & you don't need to keep
cleaning out that stupid little cup!
#2 - When packaging the food, make sure when you fill the bag you flatten it out to about a one inch
depth - any thicker & you'll need a sledgehammer or a chisel when it's feeding time! Flattening the
bag out also helps to conserve freezer space & keeps it all neatly stacked.
Okay... now that I've annoyed you enough with all the warnings & tips & junk..... here's the recipe!
All items marked with ** indicate frozen foods
Boxes refers to the standard size (about 8 or 10 ounces or so) found in the frozen food section)
Bags refers to the standard size also. Not super jumbo economy sizes.
** 2 bags of french cut green beans
** 2 boxes of baby lima beans
2 large bunches of escarole
** 6 boxes of mustard greens
** 6 boxes of collard greens
2 green peppers (seeded)
2 red peppers (seeded)
2 bunches of parsley
** 3 boxes of asparagus
** 2 boxes of baby peas
4 LARGE parsnips
3 plum tomatoes
1 pound of carrots
** 1 box of broccoli
** 2 boxes of okra
1 acorn squash
** 1 box of kale
** 2 bags of mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries & cherries)
** 2 bags of melon balls (cantaloupe & honeydew)
2 large cans of prepared pumpkin
(Get the prepared pumpkin for pumpkin pies - make absolutely sure that _nothing_ has been added
to it... no spices or sugars, just plain ol' pumpkin!)
** 2 bags of sliced peaches
** 2 bags of strawberries
5 large plums
3 bags of figs
About 2 pounds of alfalfa
Either 100% alfalfa (if you can find it!) or rabbit pellets where alfalfa is listed as the #1 ingredient.
BACK OF CAGE!
I KNOW THIS ISNT THE PRETTIEAT BACK OF A CAGE BUT YOU CAN PUT ANYTHING BACK THERE I PUT BAMBOO STUFF TO MAKE IT LOOKE JUNGLY I GUESS YOU COULD SAY...BUT DO WHAT YOU WANT WITH THE BACK
THIS IS WHAT THE SHELVES LOOK LIKE B4 YOU PUT BAMBOO ON THEM
IT DOESNT MATTER HOW MESSES UP IT GETS B4 YOU PUT THE BAMBOO ON IT...JUST MAKE SURE ITS STRONG ENOUGH TO HOLD YOUR IGUANA AND THEN PUT BAMBOO ON IT TO COVER THE MESS AND TO MAKE IT LOOK PRETTY
THE INSIDE WHEN FINISHED!
shelves when done.....inside pretty!!!
working on roof!!
with the roof cut it shiny side up!!@
one shlf b4 anything gets done
see the type of screen we are using....we call it mesh....if ou have littler iguana use littler mesh lol