Post by thelmuffingirl on Dec 5, 2008 10:48:03 GMT -8
Hey, i have two baby or well teen iguanas, my boyfriend and i have had them for about 6 months now and we got them when they were babies, so im guessing they are still babys or going into their teens, Anyway, one is Godzilla and the other is Lilly. At night Godzilla seems to go into his water dish which gets very cold since their heat lamps are off and i find him just laying in it on his belly as if hes dead, not moving, but i know hes still alive since i can see him breathing, but in order for me to get him out of the bowl i have to life him up, then he will start to slowly move over to his log. Can anyone tell me why he is acting like this?
Post by thelmuffingirl on Dec 5, 2008 18:48:39 GMT -8
As of right now they are together because they are unable to stay at my boyfriends house since he's ...away right now. I live in an old Victorian house so it's chilly at first they were in their two seperate tanks but as of now they are in one which is glass about about three feet long. I have two oppositie side basking areas and a large water rock dish in the middle along with food. I have that green cloth like but not ground in their tank I forget what it's called, anyway I have the two heat lamps and the UVB light going along the back of the tank also a heating pad. I put them in the tank toegther so they would stay warmer having two lamps and it heats up nicely. I'm embarassed to say the thermometer I have isn't our good one with the humitity level on it so I have no idea.on average their temperature no basking would be in the upper 70s while basking can be low 90s but I can't be too sure about the basking temp since the other thermometer is at my boyfriends. Also when we first brought them home when they were real little babies, they fought so we seperated them. But now when I had to bring themback together there's little to no head bobbing and no tail whipping or biting. They share their food and like to lay on each other but they aren't mating, so I'm also curious about that as well, they are still too young to tell the sex but I'm pretty sure Godzilla is a boy and lillys a girl but were waiting to know for sure Oh yeah as for their diet they have mustard and collard greens, zucinni and squash ,dandelian green, boc Choy, sweet red peppers etc I hope this helps to solve why Godzilla does this sometimes
They need to be seperated asap, and your basking temps are too low, they need to be 95-97. Your cool side should be in the low 70s. Temps are very important to know and you need to be accurate, he may be having problems cooling off therefore lays in the water to cool off then get too cool to move or Lilly is the dominant of the too and stressing him out. Or both. Have either been to the vet yet for a check up? If Godzilla continues to lay in cold water he may develope an upper respritory infection. When does he go lay in the bowl, before or after lights out?
Post by thelmuffingirl on Dec 6, 2008 7:52:29 GMT -8
Godzilla will usually go into the bowl after the lights are out, but i cant be sure of what time because its the morning i will usually find him in there. However, he hasnt done it in a week or so, but it still worried me the two/three times he did do it.
So i should seperate them agian? also like i said im not sure about the basking temperatures, i only have on thermometer i was guessing its low 90s, i have the thermometer in the middle of the tank right now and it reads 77, which is in between the two basking lamps, and if i seperate them i'll only have one thermometer, im going to my boyfriends house to pick up the other one with the humitity/temp. but agian thats only one per cage so ill need to go out and get two more,
but yeah i'll go seperate them now then and see if this helps, also lilly likes to lay on top of godzilla, but sometimes godzilla lays on top of her
Post by thelmuffingirl on Dec 6, 2008 8:43:45 GMT -8
oh thats so cool, so i can take the temperature of both tanks, and does it do it at different spots in the tank, it doesnt give much information on them that i can find except that it can read temperatures from a distance, does it do humitity too?
i think lilly might like the idea because right when i pull it up on screen she climbed on top of my head for a better look
Post by thelmuffingirl on Dec 6, 2008 8:54:32 GMT -8
oh thats handy, so then all i'll need is my humidity temperature, also i did another post on this seperately, but no ones replied so i was wondering if you could help me
ive been buying my logs from pet stores but they are really expensive, so i have one log thats from outside from a couple of trees we cut down in our front lawn, i've heard that this might not be such a good idea in case theres something wrong with the log like diseases or bugs, but it seems to be okay, plus they are wild animals, so what do you think?
When using tree branches you need to be careful because there are types of wood that are toxic to Igs, I know pine is one. As for cleaning the branches I used to soak them in bleach water, rinse them thoroughly and let them completely dry, but Im not sure if this is a safe way to do it so I will look around. Maybe someone else has an answer.