Post by pirategrayson on Sept 29, 2010 19:01:19 GMT -8
That's my baby iguana, and as you can see it's belly's a bit lumpy looking. I know that when they eat sometimes it'll show lumpy and then they'll digest it and it goes away, but it's belly has been like that for the entire day and it's just been sitting on that stick the entire day and hasn't eaten much if any at all.
I'm worried that something's wrong. The lights we use in it's cage are two "Sun Glo" 25W Daylight lights from Petsmart that stimulate natural behavior through UVA lights. It's a small (i think) 15 gallon fish tank with one of those completely covering fish take tops with lights on both sides of the tank. We've been using new paper as it's bedding and the tanks been between 80-90 degrees Fahrenheit throughout the day and I want to say about 70-80 degrees at night.
I've also rubbed it lightly and I can literally feel a hard lump on it's left side, two of them actually that seem quiet strong and hard to be any form of food
Normally I give it a lot of kale and mustard greens with some broccoli and occasionally squash or small pieces of a banana. Every time I put out fresh food for it, it'll eat either the whole bowl, which is quiet big for a baby iguana, or just a ton. As of now, it's eating a ton though I know it's eaten a bit more previously today as well and it's moving around okay from the food bowl to the branch it perches on.
It's still fairly new and I'm worried like a new mommy :/ Help if possible?
Hi...What an adorable little baby!! How old is he/she? From looking at the picture, I can't really see where the lumps are but in any case, this does not sound normal. I think it would be a good time to take him/her to the vet for either an exray or an ultrasound to make sure it is not involving the organs such as the kidney. The first year my girl was gravid, I noticed lumps in her belly and took her to the vet for an exray. It turned out to be a whole bunch of little eggs forming down at the base of her belly. But yours looks too young for that yet so please, take her and have her looked at. You can call your local ASPCA to get a reccomendation for a reptile vet in your area. Good luck and let me know how it works out. Ms. Mike and Mimi
Post by sincere2iguana on Oct 18, 2010 19:13:11 GMT -8
no worries that just a iguana that ate to his breaking point and he is as full as it wants to be. just hook it to a good diet it be fine.. my iguana gets chubby as hell at time till his belly his hard but once he poops he back to his skinny self