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Re: Iguana Behavior

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  • jenn harrell
    ... Your ig has been to the vet, she s likely getting a pretty good diet since you re on this group, she s grown well, and all that leads me to think she s
    Message 1 of 9 , Jun 1, 2003
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      >Were these people just "dumb snakers",
      >who don't know nothing 'bout iggys, as my husband said. or should I
      >be concerned? Do I have a normal happy, socialized iguana, or should
      > we get to the vet?

      Your ig has been to the vet, she's likely getting a pretty good diet
      since you're on this group, she's grown well, and all that leads me
      to think she's probably OK. Few people take the 6-18 months to tame
      and socialize an iguana; fewer still bother to get proper vet care
      for their pet. If you've got a good vet, your iguana acts healthy, is
      eating/pooping/growing, then I see no problems. Our Beanie is 9 years
      old, David spent a lot of time with her socilization and continues to
      spend lots of time with her - she does not act wild, she does not
      bite, she does not tail whip, and she is healthy. She is also a she,
      I'm sure if she was male she'd be a *bit* more difficult part of the
      year, but still...

      I'd say go with your gut instinct on those people, and your husband's
      instinct as well, and next time such things start give them a few
      links to MK's socilization links and the ICFS article. If they dont
      buy that, then link them the socilzation articles at
      www.iguanaden.com, www.greenigsociety.com, and jen swoffords basking
      spot (cant recall the URL right now). If they cant stomach facts,
      then is to thier iguana's detriment. Time to go hug a iggy, ours are
      the lucky ones :)
    • zenlizard@boo.net
      ... Iguanas are highly variable in their hbits, lizardalities and habits. Many are indeed agressive, and it is often the case that if an iguana isn t, then
      Message 2 of 9 , Jun 1, 2003
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        > Do I have a normal happy, socialized iguana, or should we get to the vet?

        Iguanas are highly variable in their hbits, lizardalities and habits. Many are
        indeed agressive, and it is often the case that if an iguana isn't, then the
        iguana is ill. Some iguanas are simply happy, well adjusted animals. If there
        are no other signs that the iguana is ill, then what you need to do is instead
        of getting your iguana to the vet, you need to get the judgemental idiots out
        of the chatroom.

        -zenlizard

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      • Sandy Scroggins
        Do I have a normal happy, socialized iguana, or should ... People can be very ignorant when it comes to Iguanas...... Hmm... about that pun........... My Ig is
        Message 3 of 9 , Jun 1, 2003
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          Do I have a normal happy, socialized iguana, or should
          > we get to the vet?

          People can be very ignorant when it comes to Iguanas...... Hmm... about that
          pun...........

          My Ig is very gentle and loving. We have had her/him for just over a year
          now and I am Ig's favorite person. He has been to two vets and is due for a
          yearly check up. His health and growth are great. He is very well
          socialised and people are stunned when they meet him. I took him to a
          meeting at work with me one morning and everyone was shocked at how he
          snuggled up to my neck and then ate his breakfast and treats from their
          hands. Count yourself lucky that you have a sweet Iggy!! I do get tail
          whipped sometimes as we fuss like a little kid over bath time. Personally I
          think he just gets a kick out of getting me wet!!

          Take care!

          Sandy & the Igster
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