10 Types of Iguanas & Morphs

Below is a list of a few different types of iguanas and a few green iguana morphs that are available in today’s pet market. Iguanas are somewhat high maintenance, so make sure to do some reading on iguana care before getting one. For those of you who don’t like to read, I will tell you this… they get big, can sometimes be aggressive, can bite very hard, and need an enclosure bigger than what most people are willing to provide. But if you are a dedicated pet owner, you wont have anything to worry about, because with the right care, iguanas can make great pets.

 

Green Iguana

Green Iguana, photo by Tom Crutchfield

1. Green Iguana

The green iguana is the most common type of iguana being sold today. Throughout the past years, many breeders have come out with some sensational colored iguana morphs ranging from green, yellow, blue, red, and black. Some different colored morphs are listed below.

 

Price: $15 – $25

Albino Iguana

Albino Iguana, photo by Tom Crutchfield

2. Albino Iguana

The albino iguana is definitely a lizard to admire for its color. Being a very rare morph, they are priced quite high. They can develop pink, orange, and yellow markings with age. If you are into exotic colors and animals, the albino is the way to go.

 

Albino iguanas have one of the two genes that are needed to make a snow iguana (blizzard iguana).

 

Price: $3000 – $4000

Axanthic or Blue Iguana

Axanthic or Blue Iguana, photo by Florida & Iguana Breeders

3. Axanthic or Blue Iguana

Blue Iguanas are true beauties. Their blue color makes them stand out from distance. This lizard is a great add-on to any iguana breeder out there trying to develop some new iguana morphs.

 

True Blue Iguanas (Axanthic Iguanas) have the other gene needed to make a snow iguana (blizzard iguana).

 

Axanthic Iguana Price: $400 – $500

Blue Iguana Price: $350

Albino T-Neg Iguana

Albino T-Neg Iguana, photo by Florida & Iguana Breeders

4. Albino T-Neg Iguana

True t- albino iguanas are very rare to come across in the pet trade. The very few breeders that have them are working hard to breed them to produce more. True t- Albino Iguanas remain bright yellow with pink and peach highlights throughout their body.

 

Price: $10,000+

Red Iguana

Red Iguana, photo by Florida & Iguana Breeders

5. Red Iguana

There are two different types of red iguanas being sold in the pet market today. The first is a false red iguana with a green bottom which sells for about $50. The second is a true red ‘flame’ iguana which sells for hundreds. Do not get fooled into paying a bundle for a false red iguana.

 

Price: $400 – $500

Hypomelanistic

Hypomelanistic, photo by Florida & Iguana Breeders

6. Hypomelanistic

Hypomelanistic iguanas turn up in clutches from time to time. Their color is almost a lime green color. They are known to have a reduced melanin pigment, so it is very important that they are supplemented with vitamin D3 supplements. It has yet to be proven to be a genetic trait.

 

Price: $2,500

Cayman Brac Iguana

Cayman Brac Iguana, photo by Florida & Iguana Breeders

7. Cayman Brac Iguana

Cayman Brac Iguanas are big, silver, and gray. Their head is very unique compared to other lizards. Their head appears to have a long and flat angle shaped appearance.

 

Price: $895 (only found one price online) Please comment to let me know anything different.

Cuban Rock Iguana

Cuban Rock Iguana, photo by Florida & Iguana Breeders

8. Cuban Rock Iguana

Cuban iguanas (aka: cuban rock iguanas) get bulky and are one of the coolest cyclura species you can get. Being one of the longest living Iguanas (60 to 80 years), they require a lot of dedication. In my opinion, cuban iguanas are the tamest of the Cyclura Iguanas, so if you are looking for one, this might be a good choice.

 

Price: $200 – $300

Grand Cayman Iguana

Grand Cayman Iguana, photo by Florida & Iguana Breeders

9. Grand Cayman Iguana

This is the Grand Cayman’s largest native land animal. This iguana grows up to 5 feet long, and weighs roughly 25 – 30 lbs. Grand Cayman iguanas are also known as blue iguanas because of their blue color that they can show. Normally, they will only show their true blue colors when other animals are present, to show and establishment of territory.

 

Price: $1,500

Rhino Iguana

Rhino Iguana, photo by Florida & Iguana Breeders

10. Rhino Iguana

The rhino iguana is another type of iguana that people absolutely love. As a baby, you can tame them to be pretty docile. They are not sold as regularly as green iguanas, but there is still a good number of them out there. They are usually available year-long from most iguana breeders.

 

Price: $250 – $260

The type of iguana that you are looking for may or may not be on here. There are many more iguana species being sold at different locations. The prices also vary in different locations. The more rare the lizard is in your area, the more money it will cost you to get one. Sometimes, buying online will save you a lot of money.

 

And to sum it all up, here’s a variety of green iguana morphs. The type of iguana is listed from right to left…

(Green Iguana, Albino Iguana, Snow (Blizzard) Iguana, Blue Iguana)

Types of Iguanas

Types of Iguanas

Other Helpful Resources

Iguana Care 101 – View the different types of iguana here

US Iguana – View some projects going on now here

30 comments to 10 Types of Iguanas & Morphs

  • I have a orange iguana. body is all orange, spikes are orange. Tail is orange and black bands. Head is a beautiful kinda aqua grey, with 3 little spikes on the nose. Please help me identify, i cannot find anything on him.

  • James

    Through a photobucket link, or something like that? My reptiles album is public maybe that’ll work.

  • Hope this will work. Alot of pics in there i made one the album cover, but there are way more might just have to scroll through. We currently have 18 reptiles.
    https://www.facebook.com/haroldjames.akey/media_set?set=a.347256292064023.1073741826.100003389655627&type=1

  • rehan

    where I can buy these iguanas

    • Billy

      Hey Rehan,
      Most pet stores do not sell these types of iguanas regularly. You should try looking at the websites at the bottom of the article and asking the owners of those websites if they might be willing to sell you some that they offer on their website.

  • Alila

    James where did you get your orange iguana? It’s beautiful!!!

    • Thank you. I’m not sure where her came from, but I rescued him from a couple that had just too many iguanas. Blaze is his name, he has been beat up on by other iguanas and has the scars but we love him. I have been told he is a morph of the red iguana, he has no green on him at all. Thank you again he is a beauty.

  • so

    can you export them?

    • Billy

      Hello so,
      To be honest, I have no idea what the rules are on exporting them. You might have to check online for that answer. I am sorry.

  • n

    there is only one species of blue iguana – it is the Cayman blue iguana Cyclura lewisi. Those iguanas that are listed as red/albino/blue/snow/hypo etc are abnormal genetic MUTATIONS of the GREEN IGUANA Iguana iguana! There is NO SUCH THING as a SPECIES called the red/yellow/orange iguana etc, they are simply genetic mutations of Iguana iguana. The only species of iguana that is blue, is Cyclura lewisi! Only Green iguanas (Iguana iguana) have been shown to exhibit abnormal mutations – Cyclura lewisi is a naturally blue species.

  • Chris

    “Ture t- Albino Iguanas remain bright yellow with pink and peach highlights throughout their body.”
    I think the first word meant to be “True”.

    “Do not get fulled into paying a bundle for a false red iguana.”
    I assume “fulled” is “fooled”.

    Anyway, I was looking to get an iguana. Are the rhino iguana and the Cuban rock iguana both morphs of the green iguana or are they seperate? If they are a seperate type of iguana is one more docile than the other? Is one harder to keep up with?

  • mark

    Billy. Do you have an estimate of what a hypomelanistic iguana would sell for in today market?

    • Billy

      Hey Mark,
      I don’t have the slightest idea. But I know who might. Try reaching out to Sam on floridaiguana.com and asking him. They should be able to give you an estimate.

  • Emilio martin

    What are some iguanas that’s stay under 2 feet 3 at most

    • Billy

      Hello Emilio,
      Have you tried checking out chuckawallas and desert iguanas? They are similar in size to bearded dragons which are under 2 feet in length.

    • Look into baby spiny tail iguanas, i had one for many years, they get to about three feet. I have read some bad wraps on their personality, but mine was very tame and quite a character. Their not expensive, either, about $15 at a show, which i reccommend. Either that or a known breeder. Most pet stores couldn’t care less whether they live or die, and likely havent been taking proper care of them.

      The babies have some green on them, and you’ll need to be patient for a year or so (all iguanas) while they outgrow their “run and hide” phase. Good luck, have fun, and spend a lot of time reading Melissa Kaplan ,
      Shes one of the most knowledgable reptile people on the net, and has links to every kind of info you could possibly want. What ever you do, FIRST learn how to choose a healthy animal.

  • That’s just a red iguana.

  • rehan

    whether genetic iguana genetically the same as the snake? eg in the snake has a dominant and recessive genetic,

  • Abby

    Where is there more information about this false red iguana? Is there proof of really being such thing? I have tried multiple says of research and can’t seem to dig anything up about it. Thanks!

    • Billy

      Abby,
      The term false is something I threw in there to distinguish from a red iguana that sells for a very high price. The “false” iguana that I am speaking of may also know be known as a Christmas iguana. I know snakes at sunset sells them for about $40.

  • Shauna

    I have a blue iguana that has green iguana traits, the striped tail and the large cheek scale. Is it possible that he is a mixed breed?

    • Billy

      Hey Shauna,
      It is always possible that different morphs can in fact cross between one another. But do you have a picture? This is how new morphs arise!

  • Violet

    Curious to know what kind of iguana I have.

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