Hallo all. I made a post the day I joined but I've been having some internet issues so I don't think it got sent =/
Anyway: I found a small, curled reddish-brown lump of...well, something. Is it possible that it's a seminal plug or exudate?
I've been taking care of my brother's iguana for about half a year now. S/he has been severely stunted and though s/he is about 4-5 years old s/he is only slightly above 7 inches SVL and almost 27 inches STL. S/he is only slightly developed around his/her jaw, and only the first 4 femoral pores are open. I'm unable to determine if there is a hemipenal bulge or no. There is a small V shape there right before the tail starts to thicken [which might mean it's developing?]. I couldn't get a pic because I only have my phone camera which is always blurry.
Im not a expert on this but Could be a guy because of the the v shape can indicate the bulges and the "plugs" you said.But culd be a girl because of the pores.Are the pores white and waxy?Try and get a photo of it the best you can even if the images is blurry we will probably get an idea of what were looking at........
Post by prism_wolf on Sept 11, 2008 6:12:48 GMT -8
Even as stunted as this ig is there should be good signs of maturity. There should still be jowl development and femoral pores larger if a male...along with the hemipenal bulges. There's no way we can help in any way without some kind of a picture though. Do you know anyone who has a better camera phone or a digi camera?
Post by prism_wolf on Sept 11, 2008 8:52:20 GMT -8
Your ig has a very female look to the head. This can happen in males, but it's not that common unless their in multiple ig groups where other males are living (which is a bad idea). Even though the tail base and pores have a bit of a male look to them...I'm going with female.
Sometimes Igs will fool you about their sex. The woman that origionally started this site had a female Ig, however to look at her you would have sworn she was male. Sometimes a dominant female will develope male characteristics, as well as a male can take on female characteristics if he is not the dominant one. But this is usually only common if you have more than one Ig in your home.