ok..well... ben is going into another breeding season... i'm not happy lol. he tried to lunge at me twice today, once before his bath, then as i was feeding him.. he's getting VERY blue on his face and deep green on his sides.. his pores are even growing... his last season ws last august... should it worry me that he's going through it again? and could i get a couple links on how to make a "love toy" for him? i can get the materials, but i cant buy one online. bleh.. i'll post pix as soon as i can.. he's so pretty, i wish my camera would get his highlights like i see them.
Blue is not breeding season colors. Zair gets those colors when he gets real sunshine. It is possible he's going through another season though. Living in different climates than they're from tends to make their seasons go a little wonky. You can use something as simple as a green sock filled with rice and sew the ends. You can even get a plushy from the store. I'll have to search my links at home for making one. I know there's a couple of them out there. I think Steve Woodwards Iguana Answers has a link for making one.
Last Edit: Apr 29, 2008 5:40:09 GMT -8 by prism_wolf
my male is in his first breeding season. I've already gone to emergency room with a bite to the face lol. he has been this way for about a month. he has a love toy but jw how long this madness will last!
ok..well... ben is going into another breeding season... his last season ws last august... should it worry me that he's going through it again?
I guess I was under the impression that you get your Ig [small hatchling] go from about 15 to 18 months after that [beings you can never be real sure when they were born] and that is when they should be coming into season, each and every year. So to me Darkluvr, if he was in season last August, IT would be about the time again. This has alway's confused me on when forums say that the breeding season starts about now and lasts until about the end of April.. They don't go through it that long?? NO???
Animals - regardless of age...still follow the DNA patterns set for the species which includes a changing of the weather patterns among other things. It's not as simple as the true age of the animal. Breeding season is fall through early summer...but whether the ig goes the entire season or just a couple of weeks of it is completely up to genetics and geographical area in which it's living in. Some igs - though this is rare - never come out of season once they go into their first one. Bad luck of the draw there, but it's a simple testosterone thing. The higher the testosterone levels - the more apt the iguana will be to have longer breeding seasons...and more aggressive ones.
I hope the injury wasn't too awfully bad thorgil. They can be pretty serious and cause an awful lot of damage...
Last Edit: Sept 9, 2008 6:16:37 GMT -8 by prism_wolf