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I hate my Ig

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Posted by: crimsonghost at Tue Jun 24 17:14:58 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by crimsonghost ]  
   

I posted here a little while back looking for help. I have read the books suggested and followed them too. Nothing worked and this Iguana fears people endlessly.

I decided a few weeks back to only hand feed him, so that he would eventually trust me. From time to time he nibbled on my finger, but I thought he was just confused and fingind the difference between me ang his food. (note, I don't really know the sex)

Tonight I decided to move the pile of food back into my palm so that he would have to step onto my hand (which he did yesterday even tho it was not necessary - I took it as a sign of trust). Well, he nibbled my finger (far from the food btw) and drew blood. frigging pissed me off to no end. I am so hesitent to go another round tonight, but he must be fed - and I am fearful that if I feed him in the bowl he will know to bite me. This sucks - what do I do to get this guy to trust me ??

Even as I type this he's eyeballing me (probably laughing his little green ass off at me). I have been hand feeding him about 3 times a day, since I can't hold all his food at one feeding. Like I said, he nibbled before - but never hurt me like tonight.

He is maybe 8 inches from nose to vent and apparently has a mean streak. No one else in the family dares go near him, I am just not sure what to do next. Are some Ig's just mean ?


   

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