Oh, good - a tub/shower enclosure is much better than just a shower. I do
laugh at my Mike, when he's fully sprawled out in 'his' bathtub - he just
needs 2-3 more inches before his snout will be touching one end and his tail
tip the other (he's 50" STL right now - and hopefully has finally stopped
Time out of Stoney's enclosure will help a great deal. Iguanas are very
individual in their likes and dislikes and how long it takes them to become
comfortable in new environments. My free roaming green iguanas sequestered
themselves in the iguana room when I moved across state, despite having been
fully free roaming for the couple of years I had them in Los Angeles. Even
though the new iguana room (which would be the breakfast room for other
people ;) had no door separating it from the kitchen, they wouldn't leave
the ig room for months. It took my male three months to finally venture
through the 10 feet or so of kitchen to the threshhold of the den and
finally into exploring a little farther every week thereafter until he'd
finally covered the whole house. It took my female 5 months to finally be
comfortable enough to venture through the kitchen and into the den.
>>Thank you for your help and advise. I really do want to do right by her.
Amazing how much time a empty-nester of a woman has for a new friend. LOL
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell
of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult. - E.B.
From: Carol Lewis [mailto:eds_mummy@...
Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2008 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: [IguanaMail] Stoney's Condo
Hey Melissa for the much needed advise. I should have called it a tub/shower
stall. So, no it is not 10 ft long, but it is longer than what she is in and
is taller and wider. She will also have the advantage of being at a better
regulated temp and moisture level. Right now she is in a cage in my living
room with heat lamps adn uv lamp. I spray her a few times a day. but the
temp is not regulated the way I would like. This new space will not be
perfect, but it will be better than what she has had. She will have full
range of the house, when she feels up to it.
She came out of the cage on her own yesterday for the first time. I took her
to the garden tub. She got frantic to get out, so I put her back in her
safety zone to relieve her stress. Next time I will let her explore. She
really was calm with me carrying her, I was suprised. Expected the horror
stories I have read about.