How Big Do Iguanas Get?

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According to Reptiles Magazine, the green iguana can reach lengths of over 6 feet and weigh approximately 11 pounds. The green iguana lives in rain forests covering northern Mexico, Central America and southern Brazil. It is also found on the islands of the Caribbean.

Iguanas are mostly herbivorous and eat leaves, flowers and fruit. Although they primarily live in trees, iguanas reside near water and are proficient swimmers. Iguanas are agile animals, able to run at high speeds and leap from branches to escape predators. Like many lizards, iguanas can detach their tails if caught by a predator. A new tail grows back with no lasting negative effects.