As some of you may know (from the Ig Society board), I have a rescued ig that has been in my care for 6 months now.
Just "confirmed" today that my Paco is a girl She is approx. 12-13" SVL and 40" total lenght. I'm still working on taming but am happy to say that we have made quite a few advances despite my clawed up hands and forearms!
Now that I have her, I just can't imagine my life without an iguana.
I never was a big fan of igs. Wasn't especially into their looks and from what I had heard of their temperments and needs had thought that they weren't for me.
That was until I saw my PacoGirl!
She was presented to me during a local herp meeting as a rescue in need of a good home. She has a jaw deformation due to prior MBD. I totally fell in love with her at first sight!!! I think it was her funny face The whole meeting I couldn't take my eyes off her and for the first time in my life, I considered getting an ig, particularly her.
I told the girl who was keeping her at the time that I was very interested but that I needed a bit of time to take an iguana "crash course" in care and to prepare an adequate enclosure.
A week later or so later, I brought her home and the rest is history!
Post by prism_wolf on Mar 23, 2004 19:15:51 GMT -8
Congrats on making such great progress! Your PacoGirl is lucky to have you it sounds like... I couldn't imagine life without an ig either. I have one permanent ig...Zair of 5 years...had him from a baby. One more female is going to her new home soon and one other small foster up for adoption. They're great beasties!
HI Pixie, Dominick failed to say that I also am GIS trained lol...(its OK Dom I forgive you...) . But I can truely say welcome to the Zone and Paco is beautiful...she is lucky to have such an attentive owner like you...glad to have you with us....Lyn