Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Feb 26, 2012 23:14:25 GMT -8
I'm sure you already know but I feel obligated to say; make sure he doesn't eat any of the carpet or fuzz/hair. With larger iguanas comes more things to worry about your iguana eating; like coins. I've heard of multiple iguanas that ate coins and I think at least one of them had to have surgery to remove them. They really aren't too bright sometimes I've even heard of an iguana eating a grocery bag - the owner didn't even know he had ate it until he was having trouble making it come out the other end The iguana was alright but I can only imagine how his owner felt
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Feb 29, 2012 19:07:39 GMT -8
ha ha, little guys are funny that way but its a different story when they get bigger also - if he is awake all night doing that then the light may be keeping him awake you might want to check out CHE bulbs (Ceramic Heat Emitter). They don't give off any light they just emit heat I'm looking into getting one of those.
Oscar, or as we know are pretty sure Oscarette, is kickin but. We got his/her "custom" cage two weeks ago and Oscar loves it. It's just soo much room for him/her. Still friendly, but now will sometimes tail whip when I first try to pick up. Obviously MUCH more active and no sign if illness.
Yes...An old roommate from college built it for us. I'll get a pic up here sooner or later. He asked for measurements and then built it to my specifications. It's got an island 1/2 way up the cage that is anchored to the back and all curvy for Oscar to bask on. The door swings open from left to right, and has a magnet to open/close. No latch, which we can change at a later date. Cool thing is the guy that made it used an electromagnet that can be adjusted up to 30lbs of pressure required to open.
Since he has so much more room now he is much more active, and actually more aggressive. He tail whips the heck out of me, and has actually bit me a few times. Not hard, but he never used to do that. He also books now whenever I let him hang outside the cage. I didn't know iguanas could run that fast!
We now have been making a concerted effort to play with Oscar more often...Getting him out of the cage at least once a day. Even though it's quite a chore sometimes as he just books all around escaping capture.
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Jul 4, 2012 9:20:44 GMT -8
It's good to hear from you again It sounds like he's starting to go through his adolescent "teenage" years. They can get kinda crazy and start testing boundaries. You just have to learn how to choose your battles wisely. They do bite more often at that age, though as you said it's not very hard, but when they get older bites can be very serious. Some people don't want to work with them when they are this age but it's better to work with them now then when they are older. A good pair of thick gloves is one way to hold onto the little guy; he can squirm all he wants but his claws/teeth won't get to you. (you could also give him a bath; I don't think he would be able to get out of the tub and thus no chasing him )
I can't wait to see a picture of his new habitat ;D Also; that is a very interesting magnet. I didn't even know it was possible to adjust electromagnetic strength. That is a very inventive friend you have there
Hope to hear from you soon! -Jenna
If only I had something to eat. . . . . mmmm pumpkin flowers
this is from an infection.he is not getting enough uvb and he has something else i forget.but rub neosporin everyday twice a day around his whole mouth but not too much.i did this with my male iguana and it worked some but not all the way.so you can expect some results