Factually...maybe not...BUT...this depends on several factors. Would they both be male? Since it's impossible to tell under the age of a year to a year and a half...your chances of two males is 50%. Males most likely WILL fight as they head towards sexual maturity. If you have one of each sex...many times the female can be just as aggressive towards a male iguana as a male to male can be. If you have two females...which is your best chance...yes...they can still fight.
Even if they DON'T fight there is ALWAYS a battle going on for the alpha position. One will keep the other from the best basking spot, often the best food choices, etc. One can become very stressed and illness can be caused under these circumstances sometimes resulting in death.
With all of that being said...I had three females and one male at one time living in a small colony. They were surrendered that way. They had a whole room to themselves and three areas for basking. The "Psycho Sisters" were the last two stay before going to a sanctuary and lived in a Cages By Design set-up with two individual basking areas. One chose the best "higher position alpha area" while the other had the lower level area, but complete with the correct temps and UVB. They ate from the same plate and had plenty of space away from each other if needed. This is the ONLY way I would ever suggest two together. These were clutch mates and just fortunately came out as both female.
It's best not to take that chance...especially when you're talking about an iguana in an already established home. Territory rules.
I agree with Vernica but would also like to add that there are cases where the igs seemed to get along just fine for quite a while and then one day the owner came home and there was a blooddy mess and a dead or seriously injured ig. And if they don't get along what do you do with the extra lizard?
Post by LotharsPeople on Oct 17, 2008 11:52:36 GMT -8
We have two Iguanas in our house. One was a rescue we found we just could not give up after she was nursed back to health. Each has their own enclosure(you need plenty of space) and they are NEVER together or out at the same time. Luckily, they do not seem to be effected by being in the same room. They do spend a bit of time watching each other, mild interest from the look of it. One is male the other female, probably helps with their tolerance of each other.
It's very tough. I've had 5 in my home at one time...another time was just two...another at least 3. Doing small scale rescue those scenarios happen. You learn how to keep them seperated and how to get around agresive breeding seasons. It can be done...you just have to really be dedicated in making sure all bases are covered.
Merlin touched on a point I missed...and I shouldn't have. You come home one day to one being bloodied. My male attacked a female he had been liveing with for a year and a half. It was an aggressive breeding season for him when I had another male rescue in the house. They couldn't see each other, but the scent of each other was all over. Made for a bad several months. The female ended up rehabilitating in our spare bath tub and now lives in south Nashville.