Post by xlosersclub on May 26, 2012 8:52:36 GMT -8
So my approximately year old iguana, Dragon, is incredibly crazy and unfriendly. When we try to handle him he is constantly trying to get away and even after 8 months he has only become more wild.
Anyways, I was trying to take him out of his wire cage today and he was running and jumping everywhere to keep me from getting him (as usual). Once I finally got him in my hands, I realized he was bleeding from his finger and missing his whole claw on that finger. When I put him back in the cage the finger was just hanging limp. He does not seem to be in pain but it seems the finger is broken..
1) Will his nail grow back? and 2) Will his finger heal?
(By the way, he broke his leg once from running behind the refrigerator, but it healed itself shortly after without any treatment)
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on May 26, 2012 9:39:07 GMT -8
Welcome to Iguana Zone I'm sorry to hear about what happened to Dragon. His nail won't grow back but that won't disadvantage him any. I'm concerned about infection to the toe and, as with his previously broken leg, there is a possibility that it could heal improperly and cause problems/pain down the road. Iguanas are great at hiding sickness and pain so even though it seems as if he is not in pain he really is. I would contact a vet to see how much it would be for a visit. My iguana had a missing claw when I first got her, I don't know how it happened, but she does fine without it. With the handling; I don't know if this will help any but when Gwendolyn, my iguana, struggles as I pick her up I holder her close to myself instead of my immediate reaction which is to hold her away from myself. She calms down when she feels more secure. I don't know if this will help you any but I hope it helps
Thanks for posting If you have more questions - ask away -Jenna