Post by cttepiroglu on Apr 26, 2011 5:00:40 GMT -8
hello, i'm new to the boards and a new iguana owner. my ig is 8-9 months old and i had it 1,5 months ago. everything is good right now. he is active, no signs of stress or anything. but he seems always dehydrated. i know those wrinkles on the skin indicate dehydration. i do my best to keep humidity high with a misting system, it's 50-60% most of the time, and i keep watering the enclosure which makes it spike at 70-80% for some time. other than that i always mist his foods and i feed him with rockets, collard greens, squash mostly, and i feed him with kiwi and mango so he may get hydrated, but no matter what i do, he always has wrinkles on his skin (when i pinch them they stay like that for a couple of seconds). and we have no vet that understands reptiles here. any help is appreciated. thank you.
edit: by wrinkles i mean a huge horizontal skin fold at the side of his belly. when he eats he gets fat and it disappears, but when he digests his food he gets skinny again and it reappears.