National Iguana Awareness Day - September 8
Fri, Sep 8, 2023

National Iguana Awareness Day

National Iguana Awareness Day is a holiday dedicated to reptiles which today often become pets. Despite the fact iguanas are often kept at home, many owners do not know how to properly care for them. September 8 is a great occasion to learn more about this reptile.


It is not known for certain who founded National Iguana Awareness Day, but it is obvious that this holiday has a meaning and a noble mission – to tell people about these pets, to show they can be affectionate, but also need care and attention. The natural habitat of iguanas is fundamentally different from the climate in America, so it is important to create special conditions for them. This is also the reason why you should learn more about reptiles – if you make them angry, you are guaranteed a rather tangible bite. If you took the iguana home with good intentions, provide it with decent care and good living conditions.

Interesting Facts

  • It is believed that the reptile came to America on cargo ships.
  • Iguanas have specific culinary needs – they are vegetarians, and eat fruits, plants, and flowers.
  • Did you know that an iguana can grow up to 6 feet long?
  • Reptiles have three eyes, the third is located on the top of their head and is only sensitive to changes in light.
  • Reptiles are social creatures and prefer to live together.
  • The worst thing is that iguanas can commit suicide if they feel the owner does not take care of them.

How to take part

This reptile is a wonderful family pet, so don’t hesitate to adopt an iguana but be sure to learn how to take care of your new family member. Post photos of your pet on social media. Use the hashtag #NationalIguanaAwarenessDay.

When is National Iguana Awareness Day in 2023?

National Iguana Awareness Day is observed on September 8 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Friday September 8 2023
Sunday September 8 2024
Monday September 8 2025
Tuesday September 8 2026