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Urist likes iguanas for their dewlaps.

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Iguana - Iguana man - Giant iguana


· Egglaying

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 400

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Not hunting/war trainable 

Birth: 15 cm3
Mid: 500 cm3
Max: 4,000 cm3
Food products
Eggs 40-50
Adult at: 1
Max age: 10-20
Butchering returns

(Value multiplier ×2)

Food items

Meat 6
Fat 6
Intestines 1

Raw materials

Bones 4
Skull 1
Skin Scales

Wikipedia article

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Note that some content may still need to be updated.

A relatively large arboreal lizard found in the tropical forests. Though it is a vegetarian, and mainly docile, it may whip with its extremely long tail when angered.

Iguanas are small exotic reptiles found in all tropical forests. They are relatively rare and are solitary, only spawning one at a time. Despite their description, they are carnivorous, but due to being roughly the size of cats, they rarely present any danger to a dwarf. Likewise, they cannot actually attack with their tails.

Iguanas possess a respectable pet value for a creature of their size, making them valuable pets. Additionally, they lay between 40 to 50 eggs at a time, being the second most egg-laying non-vermin creature found in the surface after the saltwater crocodile, which makes them excellent for egg production. Elven caravans may bring tame iguanas with them, which serves as an easy way of acquiring the creatures. In case you capture a pair of opposite sexes, be wary that breeding them will inevitably lead to an iguanasplosion which may be harmful to your FPS.

Some dwarves like iguanas for their dewlaps and their head bobs.

Admired for its dewlaps.