Originally Posted by Arlyn
I always fed as much as they would eat.
Remember, being vegetarians means they eat a lot more than an omnivore or carnivore.
Is there room in her cage for a standard cat litter box?
I've never met an iguana that didn't prefer to poop in a pan of water
She has a litter pan now but it's not a standard size. It's smaller. The problem is they used only a very tiny water bowl so she need to be retrained to use the pan. Which is doing great because most days she waits until I get home and I stick her in the bathtub. She now only has accidents every once and a while. I think I really should get her a bigger pan because her accidents look like near misses.
I'm really glad that I'm not over feeding her because what the previous owners say and how I feed her just don't add up. She has some pretty bad burn scars from a heating pad. At least that's what the former owners said happened. We have been adding lighting to the enclosure because she only had one red light. No UVB or UVA so all of those have been added as well as the litter pan. I actually have two one for fresh water and one for poo.
I really loved Melissa Kaplan's website. I'm going to get her books.
I have a few books but they are really vague on information.
We have a water dragon and except for their eating habits and size they are fairly similar in care.
Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Is it hard to get the harness on her?
It's actually very easy to get on. It's by the time you take it off that she is royally ticked off that you have a problem. So we are putting it on her every day for a few hours without removing her from the cage. Just so that she becomes more comfortable with it on.
Originally Posted by huggles
ohmygoodness - how big is that lizard
She is 41 inches long. I'm not sure on her age or weight.
She has a vet appointment next week with our reptile man. He takes care of all my babies cats and dogs but he specializes in reptiles.
He helped us save our water dragons life when we rescued her over a year ago.
Originally Posted by Stormysmom
Wow, she is stunning. (and a beautiful harness as well) I have always found pets like that very interesting, but I dont think I would ever have one. A few years ago a friend of mines mother had a huge male Iguana named Iggy that occupied her sons old bedroom. He had to of been at least 4ft long. The first time I saw him he scared the snot out of me because I was going in the room and didnt expect to see him lounging on the bed. After our first meeting I always loved to sit and watch him eat though!
I hope you two have a great time together, bless you for taking care of her the right way.
Thank you! There was a time we came home and she had broken out of her cage and we couldn't find her that she scared the snot out of me as well. They are so strong and you wouldn't think something that little could be so strong.
I love watching her eat.