Re: "... a wild iguana lives for 30 to 45 years?? "
Posted by captbob on 5/6/2017, 1:28 pm, in reply to ""... a wild iguana lives for 30 to 45 years?? ""
"... a wild iguana lives for 30 to 45 years?? " |
Where did I say that? At least read all of the post.
okay... I'll play!
"I'm thinking about this because of the mystery of why the captive iguana life-span is 1/2 to 1/3 that of their wild relatives. Most well cared for wild animals live longer than the wild ones.
I know that lousy care drastically shortens igs lives. But even most very well cared for captive igs only live to fifteen years."
You wrote above that a well cared for captive iguana can live 15 years. (We have all seen them live longer, as you noted.)
Before that, you said that the lifespan of a captive iguana "is 1/2 to 1/3 that of their wild relatives".
Therefore, saying that 15 years is the lifespan of the captive iguana...
If 15 years is 1/2 the lifespan of a wild iguana, a wild ig would live 30 years.
If 15 years is 1/3 the lifespan of a wild ig iguana, a wild ig would 45 years.
Your words, my math. My reading comprehension is just fine, thank you.
Still kinda hoping Mr. Ted doesn't live to be 45. I'd be darn near 90!
Raise an iguana in an environment where it is in the low 60s at night.
Worse things have been done to iguanas in the name of research.
Still not thinkin' that a cold-blooded reptile would be too keen about that.
See how that air conditioning bill works out for ya.
I've been to Cologne, and I'm not surprised about the origin of the name.
Not sure that I'd spend any time arguing about such.
But, I have no idea whom Patric Steward is, nor his height.
If you meant (Sir) Patrick Stewart, Google has his height at 5'10" (not 5'6") - not that I care.
But now I'm just having fun with ya!