Post by tythecellist on May 15, 2023 15:23:45 GMT -8
My male iguana passed away yesterday and I can't help feeling like it's all my fault. He only lived to be 5. I knew when I got him that it would be hard to have him live for a long time, as I live in Las Vegas, where the climate is pretty terrible for iguanas. I tried my best to keep him healthy. He had plenty of light and heat, both UVA and UVB. I had him in an appropriate size terrarium all his life, and he had an outdoor cage I'd sometimes put him in. I fed him greens and fruits/vegetables, and I gave him baths regularly. He never had any health issues until near the end, where he seemed to get a respiratory infection. He didn't beat the infection. I know it could have been natural, but I also know most iguanas live well past 5 years, so I think it's all my fault. From your experiences, was this my fault?
Post by JennaAndIguanaGwen on May 20, 2023 8:45:44 GMT -8
I'm sorry to hear of your iguana's passing Sometimes we don't know why things happen. Iguana's are good at hiding illness so getting a vets experience is usually the best option to find out what's going on. It sounds like you intended to do things right by him. I could get into more details about his life but at this point there's nothing to be done and no blame needs to be laid. I'm so sorry for your loss, Ty.
If only I had something to eat. . . . . mmmm pumpkin flowers