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Your Green Iguana – 5 Tips To Take Care Of It

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

The green iguana or the “Iguana Iguana” is the species of iguana that people refer to when they speak of getting a pet iguana. The green iguana is also the most common among the iguana family.

In recent years, it has become very popular among owners of pets in various locations such as Europe and the United States. It is found natively in Central America as well as in South America.

Its bright green color greatly helps it hide itself in the green forest vegetation and thus avoiding detection by its natural enemies. Its acute vision and rapid movements make it particularly hard to capture. Daytime is when the iguana is most active. The iguanas color changes from a bright green when young to a muted green as it ages.

A day in the life of an iguana consists of feeding, searching for sun bathed spots to lie upon and occasionally, evading predators.

However, this is different from the life of an iguana that is in captivity. Despite the absence of predators, an iguana needs to be taken care of well by its owner. Taking care of this popular pet is not an easy task.

When taking care of this animal, some of the following should be considered:
1. The iguana should be placed in an enclosed space, preferably a large one.

The length of an adult iguana could reach seven feet. Therefore, the iguana’s enclosure should be the owner’s main concern.

An iguana that is confined in a small space will become stressed and be restless. This often leads to sickness and may make the iguana vulnerable to diseases. This fact may not seem obvious as the iguana may seem at ease with a small enclosure, though this should not mislead you.

The length of the enclosure should be much longer than the length of the iguana either in width or in depth. Additionally, its height should be approximately twice its height or more as the iguana needs to climb and move about. The iguana should receive the freedom to roam inside the house after a while if the owner can ensure it won’t escape or eat important things.

2. the Pet’s enclosure should contain either synthetic structures or large branches.

The presence of these large branches, synthetic or real, will increase the visual appeal of the enclosure while also making it an improved dwelling for the iguana. The iguana’s psychological growth as well as its emotional one depends on two activities that it undertakes, these being basking and climbing. The large branches allow it to carry out these two activities.

Mulch may be used for the flooring of the interior of the pen. This is due to mulch’s composition which helps it prevent erosion of the earth, retain moisture and stop the growth of weeds. Alternatively newspaper sheets may be used for the floor.

3. The pen should be fitted with a high-quality device for heating.

An iguana that doesn’t receive adequate heat is unable to properly digest its food. Therefore, the installation of a heating device should not be overlooked.

UV light should be provided for the iguana. The temperature of the enclosure should not fall below 26°C. Additionally, a temperature reaching 36°C should be found in one part of the enclosure. This may be achieved by using a spotlight.

4. Darkness is as important as heating and lighting.
The iguana’s health is also dependant on it receiving darkness for at least six to ten hours every night. Shielding the enclosure from lights from appliances as well as street lights should be done at night.

5. Your pet iguana needs attention.

Owners should give their pet animal’s sufficient attention and care. The green iguana should receive care and love in a similar manner to that given to dogs and cats. Failure to give the iguana enough attention could result in the pet growing restless, ill and ultimately in its death.

The aforementioned tips are only some of the many that need consideration. However, a dependable veterinary doctor should be consulted for comprehensive tips and advice as this will ensure the long and healthy life of your green iguana.

Abhishek Agarwal
http://www.articlesbase.com/pets-articles/your-green-iguana-5-tips-to-take-care-of-it-753261.html

How to Live Green & Save our Precious Planet for the Children

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

We have been pretty wasteful where it concerns world resources in the last century and for this we should all get a smack over the head. To top it off we have been disgusting when it comes to pollution. We are all guilty as charged and only now people are starting to take note of the serious state the planet is in. Hopefully it is not too late. Having said that it is still a race against time and there is still hope for our children if we make necessary changes now and learn how to live green. We should all learn how to live green!

Don’t be too Smug yet if you think you already know how to live green!!

Perhaps you are proud to tell everyone how you do everything possible to recycle and also support certain organizations financially that is dedicated to the environment and nature conservation. Well done if you do your bit but do you really know how to live green?  Living green is not as easy as it sounds. It takes a small effort from a lot of people to make a HUGE difference. Recycling trash at your home and at work, being very energy conscious at home, and other things like saving gas while driving in your car are a great start to living green. Are you teaching your children well on how to live green? If you do all this KUDOS by the dozen to you.

 Saving Energy is Extremely important in your Effort to Live Green

Industries, cars, homes, and generating electricity are all the biggest factors contributing to global warming. Conserving energy starts with you at home. Is your home for a start well insulated? Are you electricity savings conscious? I will say that people that have really learnt how to live green are using natural energy sources. There are guides to creating your own electricity and you will be amazed at how simple this is. Experts will have you believe that it is complicated and expensive but the reality is that it is another money racket. Fortunately there are a lot of whistle blowers that have written guides on how to create your own natural electricity for less than a few hundred dollars. Imagine how much you can save in electricity and utility bills at home per year by generating enough energy for your home OFF THE GRID!  Look into this and you have taken another step forward in learning how to live green.

Make money by living green

Do you know that it is even possible by making money while living green? Big organizations have taken it on them selves by paying people to bringing them good to recycle. Some examples include cardboard and paper, glass, plastics and tins, metals and even ink cartridges. Have a look at a superb guide on how to live green that outlines some useful information on how to make money while living green

No doubt you will really consider investing in guides that can help you save money on your home utility bills and also at the same time earn you money. Is it then not worth starting now to do your bit for our planet? Everyone is going to suffer at the end of the day. Ignoring the warning signs from mother earth will result in more than just a smack on the head. It can even mean the death of us all!!

Richard Lifeswayz
http://www.articlesbase.com/environment-articles/how-to-live-green-save-our-precious-planet-for-the-children-691661.html

Why Buy A “GREEN” Home Or Condo?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Green homes are the trend these days. In a world where people are fast using up the earth’s natural resources and irreversibly so, green buildings have gained importance in the real estate industry. Green building techniques include the use of building materials that are renewable and locally available. Green homes protect the environment, control energy costs and may serve as affordable housing. Today more and more builders are focusing on building green homes as these structures are proving to be profitable investments.

Many people believe that building green homes is a social and environmental responsibility and should be promoted by not just governmental authorities, but also by builders, developers and real estate professionals. Green homes save money and maintenance and are healthier to live in.

Building a green home is not complicated as one would think. The National Association of Home Builders has listed guidelines for building green homes that are very useful for home builders. The guidelines include an easy-to-use checklist that builders can follow during the construction process. With local home building associations creating regionally appropriate green building programs, the concept of ‘green homes’ is taking off among home builders.

Some people believe that building green homes involves a lot of money, at least more than conventional homes do. On the contrary, experienced green home builders say that building a green home is not as expensive as it is hyped to be. Custom builders can build green properties at the same costs it takes to build conventional homes because green building materials are now readily available and cost efficient. Green products such as user-friendly insulation, chemically neutral paints and flooring, natural landscaping products, compact fluorescent bulbs, solar roof panels, etc. are all readily available. Because most green products are energy efficient, installing them helps the home owner save a lot of money that otherwise would go toward footing a home’s utility bills.

Environmental consultant David Johnson in his book “Building Green in a Black and White World” provides extensive survey information on home buyers’ preference of green homes. One national survey puts the percentage of the market that is open to and interested in green buildings at a whopping 50%. This is proof enough for the growing popularity and demand for green homes. Builders can join their local green building programs to take advantage of this growing market segment. Home buyers can opt for green homes, which are energy efficient, environmentally friendly, durable and cost efficient.

Rakesh Lall
http://www.articlesbase.com/real-estate-articles/why-buy-a-green-home-or-condo-85120.html

Power Your Home With Solar Energy and Wind

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Energy has been a main concern of our global leaders. We use up a lot of non-recyclable fuel to heat up our own homes. Of course, heating up our homes is a need. When the weather is cold, we all need heat to stay warm and comfortable. The problem is not with the heating. The problem is the use of non-recyclable fuels to power our heating. Here is an example.

Many homes are powered by heating systems that use oil or gas either directly or indirectly. Those that use oil or gas indirectly are systems that use electricity. And where does the electricity come from? That’s right, they come from power stations that are powered by oil.

As oil is a non-renewable resource, using of oil in huge quantities have been a growing concern among many nations. The question is, what happens when the oil runs out? Then what are we going to use to power our heating systems? As oil becomes more and more scarce, and demand continues to increase, there is only one way that the price will head – upwards. Then again, what happens if we can no longer afford to use oil to heat up our homes?

These are lingering questions at the back of everyone’s mind, one that has no simple solution. However, some people have already started to come up with innovative ideas to overcome these challenges.

Conceptually, the heating problem is a simple one. You need three components in the entire system. One, you need to have a way to convert a renewable energy source into electricity. Two, you need something to store the electricity in. And three, you need a system to convert the electricity into heat energy, which is then transferred throughout the house.

The last part is the easy part. It’s the first two components that most people can’t overcome.

For the first component, you can use solar panels or wind turbines to tap into natural sources of energy – the sun and the wind. Such energy sources are infinite and can go on forever and ever. Also, they are a free energy source. That means if you have a system that taps into these energy sources, you can save a lot on utilities bills.

To trap solar energy, you will need a few solar panels. How many you need depends on the amount of energy you want to tap. The same goes for wind turbines. The energy is then converted into electricity, and stored in batteries. Now you can use the electricity to help you heat up the home.

The entire system sounds really costly to setup because of the mention of solar panels and batteries. Also, some people think that the setting up is complicated, so they don’t even try. But there is help readily available for those who bother to look and try things out. You can always invest in a DIY guide on how to create power from the sun and the wind.

If you set up the system yourself, you save on installation costs. Once the system is up and running, you now have an environmentally friendly house that saves you money month after month.

Gen Wright
http://www.articlesbase.com/diy-articles/power-your-home-with-solar-energy-and-wind-698571.html

Greening Your Lawn

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Tips to make your lawn healthy, green and the envy of the neighbourhood.

Duration : 1 min 38 sec

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Glass Recycling

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Everyone talks about recycling plastic, but don't forget about recycling glass. Watch Real World Green for practical, green-living tips. Rate, favorite, comment and visit http://green-house.tv Brought to you by Primo Water – http://www.primowater.com Distributed by Tubemogul.

Duration : 2 min 30 sec

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San Jose Green Home

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Introduction of Tadas Narauskas, a Green Realtor in San Jose, Bay Area and his popular Green Living Blog: www.SanJoseGreenHome.com

Duration : 1 min 4 sec

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My DIY Homemade Wind Power Turbine Making Energy

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

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Duration : 2 min 15 sec

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The Green Bean – myinboxnews.com

Monday, June 14th, 2010

microwaves, what are microwaves, how does the microwave work, what happens to your food in a microwave, are microwaves safe?, reheating food, best way to reheat dinner, green tips, green living, the green bean, – www.myinboxnews.com

Duration : 1 min 37 sec

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The Green Critic

Monday, June 14th, 2010

In a busy office, one eco-smart person (you) can change the way a company works.

Duration : 53 sec

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