well, i've been thinking, what u guys think about take my iggy for hides in my car, or take him to parks to take some sunshine or something, i mean, take him for diferent places???
Hes not used for new places, every mourning i take him out to my yard to take some sunshine, hes always in my sholder or in a small tree, the one that he is in the pics, but im afraid for new places, will it stress him so much?? he became realy tame i dont know how, but comparing to some people that i ve been talking, he act so diferent that them iggys, i think he feels confortable with me, but i dont know, what you all think?
Hi Rod. I take Zok out with me all the time. One thing I would suggest is to put him on a hip leash,...just in case.In an area with tall trees it would be very easy to lose him, no matter how tame you think he is. One thing to be aware of is things going overhead. Iguana predators are hawks and eagles so they get spooked by shadows from above. For example driving under bridges and overpasses tends to spook them as well as birds and airplanes. They must have tremedous distance vision as there are times when Zok will go on alert and it takes me a while to find the airplane that is so high up that its just a speck!
Rod, I think it's a great idea to take him out. as the others said, definately use a hip leash...that's the kind that goes around his belly directy in front of his back legs. There is a picture in the "Supply Images" section.
But before you go, promise me you will click the link below and read the thread of messages started by Mark. There is alot to think about before you take him outside around other people.
I have hours worth of stories about taking Bob outside this season, but I can't offer you any ideas on car rides. Mainly I walk around my neighborhood.
As Snoop knows you and knows that you are boss it should not be too much of a problem. Always use a leash but don't think that you will be able to walk him like a dog. The leash is just something to grab if/when you have to go chasing him.
Stay in quieter areas at first with light and slow traffic. You don't want to freak out the ig with a whole bunch of people and new sights -- including moving things -- the first time out.
Work on having him just sit on your shoulder. Bob naturally took to it and I think he feels safest on my shoulder. But don't let him wrap the leash around your neck then try to climb down. Seems that Bob is more stable when looking backwards with his tail hanging down the front of me -- it will be a lot easier to carry the small lizard though.
Be prepared to have everyone react and or pepper you with questions as you walk by. I don't go out with fewer than a half dozen care sheets now. Soon everyone will know you in that area though. Last night I was walking though the local grocer's and four people (different people at different times) greeted me with "Hey iguana man". Bob and I have almost caused 2 car accidents when the driver was looking at him and not the parked car in front of him. Many of the cars that pass slow way down as they pass me on the sidewalk and gawk as if they don't see a 52" lizard every day.
We take Iggi with us whenever possible, to the places where igs are not banned. We take her to the beach, and to parks. We have taken her on vacations to Daytona Beach, Orlando, and this year, we are going in October up to Chattanooga, TN. When vacationing with igs, look for pet friendly hotels.