With all the reading I have been doing about new igs and biting and tail whipping, I have a question.
Kyo has been with us for 5 months now, and in that time she has never opened her mouth in a bite threat. We've had a couple of half hearted tail whips, and that's all. Is this strange? Should I be worried? When we pick her up, she tries to get away (she hasn't figured out yet that she can't hide behind her food dish ), and she'll flick her tail in warning, but has never given a good whack.
She's very healthy, eats like a pig. I just thought that she was a "laid back" kind of iggy. Am I wrong?
Post by Kerrydaktyl on May 26, 2004 5:00:21 GMT -8
Its the same with Don, hes never tail whipped and only gets aggressive towards photos of himself, we have to turn them to the wall coz he tries to find them whenever hes out! He bit me once without any warning during his season, and tried another time, but I was quicker Once we realised that it was his season we left him in his viv where he was happy to sulk for a few days. He was back to normal pretty soon, and we could put our gloves away!
I thought he might have been ill or something too, as everyone else talked about months of taming and still not completely trusting their igs. But we got him checked out at the vets and theres nothing wrong with him, one look at the vet and he was acting like an ig should! Lol, they had to xray him in a cardboard box. Hes normally so lazy and quiet but in the vets he was lively enough.
Im sure shes fine, but maybe you could get a check up for peace of mind?
Thanks you two for the reassurance. Kerry, I did have her to the vet, and she is perfectly healthy
I wonder if it could be that we DON'T pick her up all the time? The only time she actually gets picked up is for bath time (once a day). Other then that, we go in and pet her, and talk to her. We have been leaving her door open, and she did come out the first day, and climbed into my lap. She lets us check her toes, spikes and tail without too much protest.
And Dom, your right. I do believe that she knows her name!
It sounds like you have one of the sweeties! Iguanas like all creatures have differing personalities. Some of them resist taming, some of them will never tame and some will just turn into big green lap dogs! The problem is you never know what you are getting when you buy one so we recommend being prepared to deal with the worst and if it turns out you have a mellow one then you are pleasantly surprised.