We took him to my parent's place with us for the holidays. He has a room to himself, his heating lamp and everything is with him. Hes warm.
Hes frisky as usuall. He acts the same as he usually does when I put him warm water, pet him or interact with him in any way. Hes dominant of his special spot etc. Nothing different in his behaviour...
Other than the fact that I keep finding his food dish knocked onto the floor with food spilt all over the place and he tried to bite me a few days ago when I tried to take him out of his room. I give him fresh food and water every day.
Is there any possible way to get a very upset and stubborn iguana to eat when he hasn't eaten anything in about a week? Do I have to wait this out until we return back home where he will be comfortable? My vet said that stubborn iguanas can go several weeks without food if they wanted to, but they do eventually give in.
Your vet is right! Even though his behavior says normal - he can still be a little stressed. He's a healthy boy so it won't hurt him to go without for awhile. He';; dine in again when he's ready. Just keep offering him food if you're really worried about it - sprinkle the juice of a fav fruit over the top - such as grapes or watermelon...otherwise I just wouldn't worry right now...:-)