We have had our Iggy for close to 6 years. Got him when he was a baby. He has recently gotten aggressive towards me(male owner). He doesn't attack my wife. Not sure if it's because of mating season? But he charges at me and tries to bite at me through his wire cage. Once or twice he has gotten his jaw stuck in/on the cross wires. And it seems that his jaw is misaligned a little. Looks more like a crooked smile. What can I do to curtail his aggression? And align his jaw?
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on Dec 24, 2021 8:29:05 GMT -8
It could be mating season, that could definitely make him more territorial. Sometimes they are more aggressive towards bright colors like red or orange so if you have muted or darker colors to wear that might seem less threatening to him. I would suggest to move slowly around his enclosure and even spend some time just sitting near his enclosure until he calms down and doesn't see you as a threat. You will likely have to do that multiple times before seeing any kind of lasting result but it's different for each iguana. I don't know how to re-align his jaw but they aren't always too bright and he might actually end up dislocating or breaking his jaw depending on how aggressively he's ramming the cage. Take it slow, wear muted colors and just sit near his enclosure for longer periods of time. Bring a book and just hang out quietly.
Best of luck!
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