i got my iggy on friday the first day home he had a few nibbles from his food dish but since then he has hardly eaten anything i give him fresh food daily anything left i throw away. the first day i gave him watercress,slivers of butternut squash a couple of sprigs of curly kale and spinach and sugarsnap peas and a strawberry as a treat it is alll cut up really small but i have noticeed he has a little nible when i put the food in and thats it i am thowing more away that he is eating, should i be worried? is it because he has just arrived, is there anything i can tempt him with to make him eat
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Sept 16, 2012 21:26:02 GMT -8
Hello again Linda! His lack of apatite could very well be from the stress of being in new place; it usually takes iguanas time to adjust to their new homes before they start eating more. You have a good mix of fruits and veggies! Each iguana has their own preferences so keep giving him variety and eventually you will learn his likes and dislikes but for now when he isn't eating much I would recommend giving him more fruits and some soaked bread (usually some iguana favorites). Sometimes it takes longer for the adjustment period than other times but hopefully his apatite will improve within a week. If his apatite doesn't improve I would recommend seeing a vet about it - seeing a vet anyway just for a check up, since he is new, would be a good idea. Some vets that accept iguanas don't know as much about them as they should so if it's taken to a vet be sure he is a good one
thank you. i have melon and apples in the fridge i will try those, i thought they needed more veg than friut tomorrow i am getting sweet potatoes and a bag of salad i will just have to experiment i suppose what should i soak the bread in? could i put it in the melon jiuce
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Sept 17, 2012 9:38:42 GMT -8
Normally, yes, they do need more veggies than fruit but since he doesn't want to eat much right now more fruits will hopefully get him to start eating more and when he is doing that then give him more veggies and less fruit. I normally break off bits of bread and soak them in a cup of water but melon juice sounds like a great idea for even more flavor ;D bananas, strawberries, watermelon, and soaked wheat bread are some of my Gwendolyn's favorites.