This species is not known to many people, but it is a specialty in restaurants, and pubs, and brings income to farmers.
The iguana is the earth dragon, the scientific name is Physignathus lesueurii, appearing in China and some Southeast Asian countries.
This species has a skin color ranging from green to dark blue almost black
iguana is a specialty in restaurants, priced at about $15/kg. However, this species in the wild is increasingly scarce, so many households have thought of commercial iguana farming and have succeeded.
The food of the iguana is very simple, only cheap vegetables and fruits
iguana grow fast, farm from 1-1.5 years can be sold
Males can grow up to 0.9 kg/head, females 0.25 kg/head. Males are large, strong, with fins on their backs, females of the same age are much smaller, smooth skin and no fins.
The period of spawning iguana from November to July of the next lunar year. Average 8-15 eggs/individual/batch (2 batches/year).
The current iguana market is very “hot”, there are not enough goods to sell because the iguana meat is sweet, chewy and fragrant
Mr. Dien (in Van Ninh district, Khanh Hoa province) said that he used to sell small quantities to pubs and restaurants in Van Ninh and Ninh Hoa areas. Now he sells a large amount to a purchasing agent in Ninh Hoa, averaging 100-150 kg/month
On average, every year Mr. Dien can earn hundreds of millions of dong from farming iguana
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