ID#6104 Female Blue Cyclura Lewisi Iguana hatch 2021
(Updated 09/16/2023)

Animal: LH#6104
Family: Iguanas
Genus: Cyclura Lewisi Hybrids
Availability: Available
Size: 21 in.


Lewisi Cyclura Iguanas make great pets its a very long lived animals with individual living longer than 60 years then can become dog tame, learn their name and even be potty trained. Lewisi Cyclura Iguanas are a subspecies of the Cuban Rock Iguana, and are native to the island of Grand Cayman in the Caribbean. These large and impressive reptiles are known for their striking blue coloration and impressive size, with some individuals growing up to four feet in length and weighing over 20 pounds. Our iguanas are descendants of the original Lewisi Cyclura Iguanas that were brought to [location] in the early 2000s as part of a conservation effort to protect the species from habitat loss and overhunting. Since then, they have become beloved members of our family and have brought us so much joy. In this channel we we'll introduce you to some of our Lewisi Cyclura Iguanas and give you a glimpse into their daily lives. You'll see how we care for them, what they like to eat, and how they interact with us. We'll also share some interesting facts about their behavior and biology, and give you tips on how to care for them if you're thinking about getting one as a pet. The Lewisi iguana, scientifically known as Cyclura lewisi, is a critically endangered species endemic to the island of Grand Cayman in the Caribbean. It is renowned for its striking blue coloration and has been named after its discoverer, Charles Fredrick Lewis. Once abundant in the wild, the Lewisi iguana population suffered a significant decline during the 20th century due to various factors such as habitat loss, predation by introduced species, and illegal hunting. By the 1990s, the species was on the verge of extinction, with only a few individuals remaining. To combat this critical situation, the Blue Iguana Recovery Program was initiated in 2002. This comprehensive conservation program focused on essential aspects like habitat restoration, captive breeding, and subsequent reintroduction of the iguanas into protected areas. The program's primary objective was to ensure the survival and recovery of this endangered species. Over the years, dedicated conservationists and researchers have made significant strides in their efforts. Through intensive captive breeding initiatives, the Lewisi iguana population has experienced a gradual increase, bolstering hopes for its long-term survival. Several individuals have been successfully released back into protected areas on Grand Cayman, contributing to the species' gradual recovery. The conservation of the Lewisi iguana has garnered attention and support worldwide, highlighting the significance of preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species. The ongoing efforts to safeguard this unique reptile underscore the delicate balance of ecosystems and the importance of proactive conservation measures. The story of the Lewisi iguana serves as a powerful example of successful conservation strategies and the resilience of endangered species when dedicated conservationists and organizations work towards their preservation.