I want to get a Rhino iguana and i have a room that has the appropriate temperatures. The room is about 10' by 9' and only has two cages in it one is about 10' by 4' and the other is only about 5' by 2'. The cages are for a Burmese python and a ball. I was wondering if i could just let the iguana have free roam of that room. The size shouldn't be a problem and the temp is already OK. I would have to get the humidity up a little bit. The main question i have is would the iguana be OK with the snakes in their cages. I'm not sure if he would see them as predators and feel threatened all the time or if he would be OK with them. If anyone has any idea if this would be OK please let me know.
Ummm.....No offense this not a good idea by any means. Basically if you wanted this to work(and highly suggest you not even attempt this by any means) You would have to hang UVB lamps from the ceiling all over to make sure that the ig is getting the UVB it needs to survive and at $40 a lamp and 20 and bulb that is some cash to spend. Then you have to worry about the fact the iguana's are climbing lizards and will climb to top of your snakes cages and will be burned by the heat lamps. As they have very little nerves in their skin, they will be burned. Plus a baby should never be free roaming even when adults if they free roam they need a whole room that size alone just to free roam. I'm sorry but there are just too many risks that go with this to really do this.
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Apr 1, 2012 21:02:32 GMT -8
This is a good question! Thanks for asking, Tony I would have to agree with slifer; there are too many variables and risks. The iguana would very likely view the snakes as predators and so for the iguana's sake it should be kept in a different room. If you get an iguana you should get an enclosure for it. Little ones especially need an enclosure because they are smaller, more active, and can squeeze into more troublesome situations. Even free roamers need a place to call their own so have an enclosure with at least one basking spot. Each iguana is different; some can be trusted (trusted in a loose form of the word) with an 'iguana proofed' room where the iguana has been monitored in and some iguanas under absolutely no circumstances should free roam. My iguana Gwendolyn has the ability to free roam but most of the time she just wants to lay in her basking spot and watch what goes on outside the window. Some iguanas get very moody and aggressive during breeding seasons and some iguanas are just plain aggressive while others are generally mild all year round. Always have an enclosure and get to know the iguana well (and let it get a bit larger) before you consider letting it free roam. If you do consider it then be sure to iguana proof where it is going to roam and monitor it closely because they are good at finding/making trouble - and always able to find that one dust bunny you missed.