Post by sincere2iguana on Jul 30, 2009 13:17:26 GMT -8
i would like to put both of my Lil baby iguana together in the same cage instead of keeping them in 2 different cages. i tried so many time. but the bigger one alway chases the smaller one around the tank and bit it. is there any method i can use to keep them calm in the same cage without fighting?
They tend to either be compatible or.... not so much. Iguanas are naturally territorial so trying to make them "share" doesn't always work out. If you have been trying with no avail I don't think there is much you can do for them. It most likely will only get worse and more dangerous as they mature.
Post by sincere2iguana on Jul 31, 2009 11:26:23 GMT -8
i guess your right on that.. i have them in 2 different cages now.. i just wish there was some way i can have them get alonge. i mean its not uncommon for tht to happen.. i seen it for my self where 2 afult iguana in the same cage and not trying to kill each other..
It is possible that if you put them in an enclosure that is large in size they may have a better chance to coexist. It would have to be pretty big though so they could fee comfortable with each other. But still it's a gamble.
Post by sincere2iguana on Aug 1, 2009 8:38:55 GMT -8
thanks for the help.. you might be right. I'm also thinking its a jealousy thing.. cause at first they was chilling together till the med one saw me picking up the small one.. thats when all the attitudes started to change. i notice the other day.. i saw sitting on the left side of the tank. and my med iguana was basking on the right side. as soon as i took the small one out of the tank and sat back down that when the med one went wild ran to the left side of the tank and starting head bobbing.
Its not a jealousy thing. Iguanas just generally do not want to be close to other iguanas. If I had a dollar for all the stories that start with , "They lived together just fine" And end up with "Now one of them is dead" I would be rich!! Keep them seperate.
Iguanas are funny creatures, my male and female are fine visiting during the colder months, but during their breeding season they cannot have contact. My female though smaller than my my, she will attack him without warning. He just wants to sit with her, and she gets aggressive with him. You are better off just giving them their own cages.