Just a few weeks ago, Fred was bright and calm and picked at his food.
He's been changing colors a bit and yesterday, his whole attitude has completly done a 180. He ate more greens and squash than I think can fit is his stomach. Instead of taking a couple bites from a banana, he grabbed the thing and started ripping off pieces and gobbling them down whole. I think he may be getting acclimated. In one day he went from being calm and submissive to trying to act like he's in charge and I'm living in his world.
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Dec 27, 2012 13:33:58 GMT -8
Hey Mike It sounds like Fred is going through a growth spurt. He will have an attitude. I have seen some good videos online on how to handle a young iguana and from what I watched I like them. They might be helpful for you or they may not but I thought I would share: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL05936C8A6AE63D5D&feature=plcp
p.s. Has he been rubbing his nose/mouth? It looks bruised.
He has triple antibiotic ointment on it. I've only had him a little over a month. He bruised his nose good the first few days after receiving him. I did my best to leave him alone and let him acclimate, but he went insane a couple times. I read about hide boxes prior to his arrival and put one in his enclosure and he's calmed down a lot. all the lights and heat are on thermostats and timers, so he received little interaction for awhile. He's eating well and has a daily routine in his enclosure, so I'm messing with him a little more. I tried iguanas in the past. Had the typical one from a pet store when I was little that didn't survive for obvious reasons. Then I had two that traveled all over the world with me while in the military. They actually made it through 4 years in Alaska. Now I'm out of the service and after 10 years of reading and wanting another, I built a really nice enclosure, researched the best everything and I'm back to having an iguana as a pet. I'm trying to do everything perfect this time. It's really neat when you Read about people's concerns and questions and you're able to sort of expect the next step. It's odd how quickly they catch on to some things and how slow they are others. It's really enjoyable.
Awesome videos. Thanks!!!
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2012 19:30:20 GMT -8 by afghanvet