Post by iluvmyblue on Sept 18, 2015 8:39:39 GMT -8
I just wanted to introduce myself... My name is Tammy and I am a proud owner of an adopted 1.5 year old blue iguana. Her name is Aria but my hubby calls her "blue".... gee - how original lol.
I have a very hard time handling her. Once I get a hold of her in her habitat she REALLY struggles to get out of my hold. Sometimes I have to go in after her with a towel and grab her. She than calms down a little once I rock her - but never stays still. She goes to the top of my head. I wish she would come to me on her own. We've had her since Feb.14th 2015.
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Sept 21, 2015 9:49:46 GMT -8
Hi Tammy! Welcome to iguana zone Younger iguanas tend to be more stand-offish and insecure than older iguanas but the important thing is to keep handling them so they can become secure. Most of my experience comes from my iguana, Gwendolyn, and I got her when she was 8; she is now 17. I've seen some videos on handling young iguanas that are similar to how I handle my own iguana that may be helpful:
Another resource is the Herp Center (Herpetology: the study of reptiles and amphibians). They have very active forums with lots of knowledgeable iguana owners I recommend taking a look at their site as well, they have some great resources.