hello May 3, 2011 18:17:46 GMT -8
Post by cjandjd on May 3, 2011 18:17:46 GMT -8
Hello, I'm new to this both the site and Iguanas. My son wanted to trade his ball python for an Iguana so here I am lol. I am very much a pet person and although I personally am very knowledged in German Shepherds and fish the Iguana is the first for me. So I'm here to learn so I can teach my son the right things to do and the things to avoid. I'll tell you my story. I recently got an Iguana from a friend ( about a month ago) She said it was 8 months old. Male or female no idea but it's name is Godzilla. She didn't handle it much so right now is a taming experience for me. It whips, runs, tries to bite you name it it does it. I give it a bath quite regularly for I find it calms it down and I can actually pet it, I trimmed it's nails a bit so it would be less scratches for me. Currently I have it in a 50 gallon fishtank. My husband is in the process of building an enclosure for it that it can grow and live full size in. (I am aware of how big they get) But I have a bit of a concern in relocating it into the new pen when built just because I know they are territorial I have this hunch it just may be harder to tame it. So everyday I picked it up, pet it, get whipped, it runs away and I catch it and do it all over again. Getting it out of the cage is a challenge all of it's own, it runs and jumps and whips, it takes a bit. So I thank you for this Forum so I can learn and hopefully make this Iguana nice and keep it healthy and happy for many years to come.