Post by sincere2iguana on Aug 7, 2009 16:40:04 GMT -8
i went to check up on my iguanas. and notice both of them with there mouths opened breathing that way. they wasn't fighting. i picked up one of them and notice they was real hot so i sprayed them with water and they stopped. anyone have an idea what that might have been? i couldn't get a shot of the red one doing it cause he stopped by the time i got the cam.
Post by LotharsPeople on Aug 7, 2009 18:42:50 GMT -8
It looks like your temp is too high. Iguanas do not sweat, and open mouth breathing is a classic sign of overheating. By spraying them with water it helps to reduce temps quickly thereby pretty much proving overheating. What is the temp of your tank? It is also too small to provide the proper range from basking to cool side. What are you using to measure your temps? If you are relying on that flat temp strip on the back, it is pretty much useless. They can be out by a very large amount. You can pick up a digital thermometer quite cheap just about anywhere. They are much more reliable.
Post by sincere2iguana on Aug 7, 2009 20:05:51 GMT -8
they do.. I've been keeping them together since there hasn't been any aggressive act so far as you can c in the vid. plus we in the process of moving to another house. there getting along but soon as i see the red one chasing him ill be putting the grn one back in the smaller tank. i didn't know that what they do when they are really hot. i learned something new.. but i use a digital thermometer and the highest it reaches on the right side is 85- 90 depends if i have the heat emitter on with the heat lamp as for how hot it can really get. i normally at night turn the basking lights off and put the heat emitter on