Hello! I want to ask abaut iguana and other pets. Now i will go in another city to study and i will live in hostel withe another girle that hava a cat! My iguana gets very scare when she see other than people, animal like litle dogs or cats. She get very upsed and get panic and do stupid things like jumping from the winow or from terrace! She is like geting mad and don't think!
Pleace tell me what can I do? She is not too litle 800 - 1000 grams. 70 - 75 sm long. How can I maka hur undarstand that the other animal is not something scary?!
To an iguana, a cat is not only scary, but dangerous. Cats instinctively go after such animals. I would keep them separated. It's also not the safest for the cat as the iguana's tail can severely injure another small animal & if it managed to bite the cat, would be even worse.
Is there a way that they undarstand. The cat is very nice male and very gental it is not like the most cats wild and temperament like female cats. He is very nice one and he love to be withe people and want atentiontion. I belive that the cat will not tuch the lizard and the lizard isn't so small in the bodiand the cat will respect the size!
I am afraid that the lizard will be scared. And she is not the aggression tipe iguanas there are very aggression one, and one that are not aggression. She is from the type that are not aggression shte only can do panic thing like run and hit in the wall! This panic thing are verry bad for hur and withe this she is panic more!
I don't know of any way to 'train' an Ig to not be fearful of cats, it's pretty much just in their nature. If your Ig is really skittish, like you are describing, she'll probably keep running herself into walls or worse.
Is there any way to keep them is separate rooms? If there is, I would suggest that...some things just aren't good to leave up to chance.
Post by lizardqueen on May 21, 2011 20:54:41 GMT -8
My Iguana I got before the cats. I got my cats as kittens, and my ig was a bit bigger than them. probably around..5yrs old a the time. I introduced them and the cats only once tried to mess with the tail, and Sid swiped it, and that was that. After that, my younger kitten would sometimes try to gently paw at Sids tail, and I would scold her. Sid and my cats have spent many years together happily, sharing the same couch, my ig is free roaming..sometimes the cats eat the iguanas greens, and sometimes the iguana tries to eat the cat food, very bad. But other than that, we are one big happy family. or have been. Sid is 13 and dying now, but..until today, all is well. The cats get out of the iguanas way..they do attack dogs though
Post by lizardqueen on May 21, 2011 20:59:10 GMT -8
I should preface, I forgot because it was soo long ago that I did keep them separate. I used to keep them separated when I wasn't home when the cats were younger. But the cat would always try to let the iguana out. and sometimes the iguana would scratch at the door and together they would work it open. The breakthrough came when I came into the room which was always supposed to be igs room, and they were both lying watching each other. Establishing trust. after that, the cat would let the iguana out of her room ( sliding door, smart cat) and then go lie on her heating pad or under her lights..the ig would go over to the patio door and claw at the glass.