Green Iguana Climbing
What Eats Iguanas? Photo:Victor Burolia

What eats an iguana?

What do iguanas eat?

Iguanas might not look tasty to you, but they do have a few predators, or natural enemies.

Birds of prey, such as hawks and eagles, like to eat iguanas. So do such animals as foxes and rats. Marine iguanas are sometimes eaten by large fish such as sharks.

Many species, or types, of iguanas have spines on their backs to help keep predators from eating them.

As for what an iguana eats, iguanas eat a variety of leaves and other vegetation.

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Gordon Ramel

Gordon is an ecologist with two degrees from Exeter University. He's also a teacher, a poet and the owner of 1,152 books. Oh - and he wrote this website.