Fio is my grand-iguana. He arrived on Easter weekend, 2016 from the local reptile rescue. He was scrawny and pathetic, but he liked to eat.

His first home was an aquarium, followed by several repurposed cages which he rapidly outgrew. Currently he lives in a large greenhouse that takes up most of the downstairs den. There is room for lights and basking logs and tropical plants, with puppy pads on the floor. He is fond of sleeping in potted ferns.

He seems to grow more regal every day. Anyone who things the lion is the king of the jungle has never gazed upon a full-grown iguana.