Not to sure what it is, either way I'm going to take him to the vet today or tomorrow. I'm not sure what it is, but it feels like a scab when I touch it. He doesn't mind when I touch it either. If anyone knows what it might be let me know please :/
Just got back from the vet, he said it's a fungus of some sort. He gave me some cream to put on it. It was his first visit, the vet said he is in good health and that the fungus should go away within two weeks. Here is a full picture of him. Right now he is in a 75 gal tank, but I'm getting ready to get all the stuff to build him a big palace. Since he is only 1.5 years or so he isn't that long so that tank fits him perfect right now. He has a lot of space to play in. I figure within a month or two I can have all the stuff needed to build his fortress. Right now his light is a 10.0 UVB 40 watt and I have a heating lamp as well I think it's 100W. Also I have a heating pad that I don't use, because I don't feel as if it gets the job done right. The guy at the pet shop insisted me on buying it instead of the heat lamp. When I got home I noticed that it doesn't get very hot so I just went back and got the heat lamp. Hope you all like the picture of him. He is very laid back, today at the vet is the first day I saw him whip his tail, I was surprised by how long it took him to whip it. The vet was handling him and everything and I could tell he was pissed, it took a couple minutes for him to whip it.
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Feb 20, 2012 13:06:23 GMT -8
Well that's good news, 2 weeks isn't bad at all. Again with the pet stores; you were right to get the lamp, iguanas don't need heat pads/rocks. I don't know why pet stores seem to promote heat rocks/pads so much Anywho, enclosures are fun to build I had fun building mine quite awhile back. Its about 6ft tall, 5ft long, and 3.5 ft wide. Her previous owner had her in a tank, I think it was 75 gal, but it was way too small for a full grown iguana so when I brought her home and put her in her new enclosure she sprawled out on the main shelf and laid there for awhile before checking out the whole thing. It made me smile ;D .
That's awesome that she just sprawled out like that when you put her in her new home. Right now Turbo is in the living room. Do you think it would be better if I put him in my walk in closet. There is a light in there and the whole works. He doesn't seem to mind being in the living room
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Feb 22, 2012 17:52:21 GMT -8
If he seems comfortable in the living room then that should be fine. He would probably get board in a closet with nothing going on - he might even get used to that and then get uncomfortable when he is brought out to where things are going on and there's more interaction with the world. If he does ever get stressed though it would be best to keep him somewhere quiet (and where no other animals are staring at him) at least until he de-stresses.
If only I had something to eat. . . . . mmmm pumpkin flowers