im a proud owner of a few new 3 month old igaunas. Although one is not doing to well.
Symptoms She still eats sleeps most of the day Still occasionally moves around the cage skinny tail Skinny heaps Fat tummy Has not booped in a week
Inclosure 34c basking area 25-28c ambient zone UVB light "new" feeds on kang Kong "water cabbage", carrot, bokchoy calcium suplemets 3 times a week water bowl in cage soak her ever day since she has been sick Live in Asia so humidity is high. " wet season now".
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Jul 31, 2018 19:22:41 GMT -8
Hello there Bison! Sorry to hear one of your iguana's isn't doing very well. As with any animal a vet should be consulted if she doesn't get better. A skinny tail and hips is not a good sign and usually has something to do with the diet or how much the iguana is eating but it could also be a medical issue. The foods you are feeding are good occasionally but shouldn't be a regular diet. We have a diet section and a food chart here that might be a little hard to read but the symbols are the important part:
Food like collards, turnip greens, mustard greens, butternut squash, okra, acorn squash as well as others with a "+" in the chart are good foods to feed on a daily basis.
I'm glad to hear you're soaking her every day, that will help with hydration. Since she hasn't pooped in a week I'm a little worried bout a blockage or something internal going on. Does she eat as much as the other iguanas or less? Has she been like this since you got her or is it just recent?
Hopefully a new UVB light would be good but not all brands and bulbs are the same. It's important to find a reputable tested brand that has a good amount of UVB output.