RE: I.iguana RE: [UVB_Meter_Owners] Re: Lamp distances with T5 tubes
- Well that's is really something Andy. The oldest ig we kept reached 18 before i had to put him down because of renal disease. Most reached that i kept (a hundred or so went through our doors) up to 14. but even Doc Mader says that reptiles that have had their renal system compromised will have significantly reduced lives specially chams, so I feel we did pretty good considering the condition they came in. I did not take "drop off" animals, only dyeing ones. way to many didn't make it past their first soak.
My first real adoption is Juliette, our Brac from John Binns.
thanks again Andy!
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Date: Tue, 5 Mar 2013 07:28:40 +0100
Subject: Re: I.iguana RE: [UVB_Meter_Owners] Re: Lamp distances with T5 tubes
Yes - we kept rescued igs for many years. The oldest only died last
year. He was 21.
We were in Costa Rica primarily to study Rhinoclemmys and to film the
Poison dart frogs for a TV program. However, we also did as much with
Iguanas as time allowed. Visited some of the breeding 'ranches' there,
and tracked them through the forest, which was SERIOUSLY difficult and
hard work. However, we saw some incredible things. Two really stick in
my mind. One was this bright green bush, with bright green new leaves,
covered in very small juvenile iguanas. Dozens of them. You had to look
really hard as they blended in almost perfectly. The other was when we
crossed this old bridge over a river, and suddenly, there were splashes
to each side... large adults throwing themselves of branches 15-20 feet
high and into the water, where they swam to the sides and made off into
the forest. Incredible. It is an amazing habitat. We also saw Ctenosaura
similis, and basilisks... all very fascinating, and very different from
the environment we have here...
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