I'm moving to London in just over a week, temporarily into a corporate apartment that won't take iguanas . So does anyone know of a place where I can house my iguana for a couple of weeks? Ideally I'd like a personal recommendation--I've housed her with a pet shop once and she came back covered with mites!
1. one guy swearing by a herp shop in London (http://www.prestigeherps.co.uk/) 2. which closes at 5:30pm 3. me getting into Heathrow at 9:15pm 4. serviced flat not allowing me to keep Karla *even for one night* 'til the shop opens 5. Heathrow having a maximum-48-hour holding area, equipped for herps (in transit or whatever) 6. me having to work Thursday and Friday, thus overextending the 48-hr holding period even if I were willing to move her to a plane, then to one boarding place, then to another, then to our final destination
So I have a bad plan, which is to leave Karla in Heathrow, then leave early/arrive late at work on Thursday or Friday and move her to the herp shop. Tiresome and stressful for the two of us. A plan I like better, tho, is to change to an earlier flight and deliver Karla to the pet shop on the day I arrive. I'll try changing the flight tomorrow. In the meantime, I'll see if I can come up with an even better plan.
Actually I've been in touch with Steve already through the Ark files (Tesa posted that link earlier). There is a UK-wide rehoming database--isn't that fantastic? But still, I haven't had much luck.
I've reached a fairly workable solution, tho far from ideal--I changed to an earlier flight so I should be able to deliver Karla to the pet shop on the day I arrive. Unfortunately the enclosure is small (6ftx3ftx18in height), and she's over 4ft long... Fortunately she's strong and will be fine, she'll just be incredibly pissed off by the end of this, and with reason! So I'll just find an apartment the moment I can, so I can get her out of that little box quickly.
Thank you all soooooo much!
p.s.: I'm not a guy, actually! I should post a pic sometime...
How is Karla about being handled, particularly in wearing a leash and staying on your arm? Is the boarding place close enough to where you will be staying to head over there a few times a week to take her out for a walk? It would be great if there were a park near by too. If so that would at least make it more tolerable on you, and her, in the mean time.
Karla has never seen a leash in her life. But she'll stay on my arm or head when I'm walking in unknown places, as she's too frightened to do anything else. I won't be staying close, and I'll probably invest all my non-working time into looking for an apartment. I estimate 4 days of small-box-no-Li hell, and then a nice comfy apartment to explore. If I visit her instead, I estimate an extra week of small-box hell. Tho who knows, these estimates might totally be off!