Hi, my name is Alaina and i have rescued my first iguana, although i have had many other reptiles, and i do still have two bearded dragons. he is still a baby and his name is soda pop. I have had him for about a week and he is doing all well at the moment. When i first saw him, he looked sickly, so i decided i would come back and buy him. Than bring him home. i am fully aware of what i have gotten myself into. But i am committed to all of my pets, and will care for him, no matter of which illness and temperament. He has mites. and a severe case. so i decided i would help him, and get him out of his pet store. i have been treating him every day. Putting baby oil on his body, and trying the mite spray, although i use it for his cage, not for his body. but today i am going to go to a store and going to bathe him. He is alright with the bath. he has been acting a lot more alert ans awake since i have been treating him, and put him into his new cage. If you have any more tips about how to get rid of the mites, or what your iguana likes to eat, etc. i would LOVE to know ,
Post by snutting11509 on Aug 5, 2010 20:14:05 GMT -8
Hi Alaina, Happy to hear that Soda is doing better, and its so nice to hear that you are so caring and committed to the little guy. I have two 1.5 yr old Igs that had a mite problem about a year back (a mild case compared to Soda's). I had them in a glass aquarium so I was able to fill it with water and a splash of bleach. I just scrubbed it down and let it air dry for a few hours. I had a few smaller log structures in their home so I washed them down and put them in the oven for about 2-3 hours to dry and kill off any remaining mites. Temp at about 275 or 300 degrees F. What kind of set up do you have Soda in? Substrate? Try to bathe him often and keep his cage clean...that should help keep the mites down. Make sure to clean in all the little skin folds and other little places for the mites to hid. They are tricky little buggers lol. I bought this all natural mite/flea/tick killing spray from Petco that worked pretty well for us. Spray the Ig (avoid eyes and such) and then massage with moist washcloth and then we bathed them. Hope this is helpful...Good luck!
My Igs (Cid and Dopie) eat lots of different greens. Mostly Collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, dandelion greens, chicory, escarole and some kale. Peas, butternut squash, carrot, broccoli, For fruit they LOVE apple, pear, all berries, cherry, grapes, melons (cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon), mango, apricots...and much more. They even tried some of my Slurpee, which was pretty funny to watch (not that I'm saying to go feed your Iggie Slurpees) What have you been feeding him? I would love to see a pic if you have one...I miss my Igs being small enough to fit in the palm of my hand!