So, I have two male iggs. One is about 7, the other is about 3. I did have the three year old iguana in a 7 ft tall, 5 ft wide, 3 ft deep pvc coated wire cage all by himself, and I had the 7 year old boy in a smaller cage that came with him when I got him. So one day I wanted to clean out my big iggs cage and I put him in the other cage with my smaller one... and... they get along!! I thought they might kill eachother... is this odd that they don't fight? Should I expect this to last forever? I'm thinking that because it's a pretty big cage with a lot of places for them to lay away from eachother that they should be ok. Let me know your opinion, thanks!
This is a subject that has come up many times and Im sure it will come up many more times ;D It is not advised to keep 2 igs together. It can be dangerous even deadly to do so. They may tolerate each other for now but it may not last. Very few people have been able to keep more than one ig in an enclosure without disasterous results. Iguanas are territorial by nature. I dont see a problem with allowing them to visit with one another, but make sure you are there to supervise. Its just not a good idea to keep them together. Are you absolute they are both male?
I very well could be wrong about my 3 year old iggy, he hasn't formed jowls like my older one has... But he did just seem to go through a male mating season. He was a nice iggy up until 5 months ago when he started huffing at me and biting and tail whipping... he's gone almost back to normal now but that was a good sign to me that he is a male... But I could be wrong
Definately male with those bulges! It is not unusual for subordinate males to delay the formation of secondary visual male characteristics like jowls and brain bumps in order to prevent the dominate male from attacking them. This is still a stressful situation. There are many people who have tried housing multiple igs together. What I usually hear is "They were geting along just fine untill one day I came home to blood all over the cage and one of the igs was seriously injured or dead!" You might get away with it for a while if both were females but a male/male combination is a road map straight to disaster.
Merlin's scenario is my fact. I had a male and female housed together "successfully" for well over a year. I came home one day to a female that was shredded and stripped of flesh with a bad breeding season. She lived in the spare tub until she healed and was found a home. Two males - especially once the omega ig decides he might like to try his shot at being alpha - is just deadly waiting to happen. I strongly urge you to separate them. It's not simply an "if"...it's more likely a "when".