Iggy Pig and Angus can no longer free roam at the same time, until we move in the next couple of weeks. Which they will be kept in seperate rooms once again. They will each have half a day when their cage is open allowing them to come out if they want. Normally they are pretty good minding there own business, but today Iggy decided she wanted Angus's cage and she attacked him. I come out of the bathroom and Iggy has her teeth latched into his front leg and she is hanging off the side of the cage by her teeth. Long story short. Angus has a cut about a half inch long, but not deep on his leg. Poor guy is terrified of her now. She is by far the domanant one of the 2.
Post by prism_wolf on Jan 20, 2008 18:36:21 GMT -8
And this is why we are so adamant about keeping igs separate. It's something we really try to get everyone to understand that even if they seem to get along - there can be that ONE time where on ig comes up hurt - or dead.
I'm glad Angus doesn't seem to be hurt to badly. Betadine, neosporin and TLC will make him better...:-)
And it only takes a minute for it to happen, rehoming one will be a last resort. Which Im afraid we may have to do in the end . But we are going to try seperate rooms and hope for the best. But there will be no contact between the 2 ever again. I was scared because at first glance I thought she had him by his throat, My thoughts OMG a trip to the emergency clinic$$$$$ or worse lose Angus!!! But I am so thankfull it was just his leg. I shared this experience for the reason that it makes it real for the people who want multiple Igs and think it will work. The area seems a little tender, I used neosporin, and will bath him with some betadine added to the water.
I learned my lesson the hard way, too. I also shared with everyone. It makes the point come across more when personal experience plays a part. The post maybe on here - but that was SO long ago - maybe 3-4 yrs. now. I know I hit the Yahoo groups with it. Zair and Icecube lived together for 1 1/2 yrs before a bad breeding season found him attacking her. She lived in the tub for 3 months healing (lights and everything went in there) and then she was found a new home and lives very well in Atlanta, GA...:-)
That would be a scary situation. I am glad that your ig is ok! We often feel like we are beating our heads against a brick wall when we try to discourage multiple iguana situations. But I have a hard head and will continue to do so!