126: Saving One Iguana At A Time: Nicole Spencer, Southern Reptile Saviors Rescue

Nicole Spencer is our rockin’ reptile-loving guest today. She is with Southern Reptile Saviors Rescue in North Carolina, and her current focus is twenty iguanas, along with many other animals, including tortoises which can live over 100 years! She is married with two kids.

Nicole reviews some important basics – vegetarian diet, lighting, and humidity. Iguanas require all three to survive and to thrive! She also discusses the importance of a veterinarian who specializes in reptiles, and expectations for potential iguana adopters.

Founded by Kim Alderman, Southern Reptile Saviors Rescue Inc is a registered 501c3 animal rescue located in coastal North Carolina. They consist of a group of volunteers who are passionate about saving the lives of homeless, unwanted, or injured reptiles. They foster, rehab, and rehome every type of reptile out there, from snakes to lizards and everything in between.

Other Important Information

  • Bruce Felker cares for many animals for Souther Reptile Saviors, from snakes to other lizards.
  • Iguanas are vegetarians! Do not feed iguanas meat, dog or cat food, as it can be very harmful to them.
  • The Sulcata Tortoise is the third-largest tortoise species in the world.

About Nancy and Harold Rhee

We have been married over 20 years, fostered over 60 dogs in the past four years, and we love animal rescue and the amazing people who dedicate their lives. And of course, the dogs and cats!

If you want to learn more about Nancy and Harold, go to our About Us page at http://thisispawprint.com/about or listen to our introductory podcast episode, “Fifty Puppies and a Podcast.” http://thisispawprint.com/000

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