Well, I'm new to owning an iguana, and new to this forum. I'd been browsing a couple forums, looking for a nice one just in case I had any problems.
My name's Toni, I am now the owner of a red iguana who I have named Peso (I've always been bad with naming) He's only a couple months old and I haven't exactly taken a measuring tape to him, but he looks just about a foot, foot and a half tip to tail O:
I do have a couple concerns, Peso doesn't seem to of been eating, I got him this past Friday (September the 2nd, 2 days ago) and I'm starting to now worry! I have a feeling it's from the stress of being moved into a new place, I tried to keep the tank as close to the one he was in before (Water on the left, food in the middle, branch escalating to the right, the cage even has the same dimensions! 1'x3' by about 2' tall [let it be known this is his starter cage]) Oh boy, now I'm rambling.
ANYWHOS, any tips for de-stressing him? I've handled him for roughly 1/2 an hour to an hour these past days, and I stay out of my room (where he's kept) for the most part to give him his alone time. I keep my dog (who's a pain, might I add d: ) completely away from the fella. :c Tips for a newbie?
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Sept 16, 2011 9:47:45 GMT -8
First of all, Welcome to I.Z. I have a friend who recently got a little iguana for the first time and she is going through the same stuff. Sometimes it takes quite awhile for the little guy to settle in and... well I was going to say "get comfortable" but little guys are often sporadic and tend to shy away more than older iguanas - that's just how they are. As for tips: keep an eye on the temps, don't wear brightly colored clothing, and move slowly - fast movements tend to startle iguanas.
If only I had something to eat. . . . . mmmm pumpkin flowers