Get a copy of Iguanas for Dummies. Best resource you can have on hand.
Taming is a slow process and you have to remember even as sweet as these
guys can be they are not domesticated like dogs and cats. Small children
need boundaries and to learn respect for animals. That is tough with
toddlers. Can you keep Iggie up and well out of reach? They are an
arboreal species and feel safer that way. I look at it this
way....childrens energy intimidates me .....now imagine I'm a young lizard
with new people wanting to hold me and restrain me. Take it slow. Quiet
and peaceful. Offer favorite foods by hand. Patience wins the race! Best
wishes with your new baby!
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From: Miranda Frazier <mirandafrazier83@...
Sent: Sat, Jul 2, 2011 03:26:18 GMT+00:00
Subject: [IguanaMail] New "Momma"
I just got an iguana that I named Iggie. I don't know much about her-as far
as age or anything because my husband just brought her home. I haven't had
a chance to talk to the previous owners yet. At any rate, its been a very
long time since I have even been around an iguana. My step mom had a few
when I was growing up that were great. So I feel very new at the handling
part of this. Also I have a 17 month old son that I don't think she's very
fond of. She seems skiddish when hes around. As I said I'm kinda new at
this. I want to get her out but its been so long that I forgot how. I have
been looking info up and stumbled across this group. I just want to get
some tips on iguanas and chat about them.
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