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RE: Perhaps, a finale!

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Posted by: PHFaust at Mon Aug 4 09:53:38 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHFaust ]  
   

>>Yeah, but he wouldn't even eat the green beans or lettuce...Eh. He ate alittle today. He's been jumping around everywhere. Today, he jumped off my head to the refrigerator and just hit the ground. Then, he jumped off my bed to the ground...And he jumped off his cage to a poster on my wall. He's always moving, but he's not skittish or nothing. Is he gonna hurt himself like this? Is there anything I can do to stop him?
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What I always suggest for anyone when introducing an animal is for the first 2 weeks let them settle in. In my house with my rescue, I dont worry unless it is over two weeks and the lizard hasnt eaten yet. Its an adjustment period. I restrict all handling and just let the animal settle in. The only time I am really in their cage is to feed and clean and water. Another thing that is helpful is offering the same food items daily and at same time. Baby Iguanas need fresh food daily. Reptiles react well to scheduling and routine. It is an important thing for them. Right now I would cut down on handling and let him adjust. Get him eating and then worry about playing with him.

Offering fresh greens daily chopped up smaller for him is best. Lettuce is basically water and fiber and nothing else. There is also no diet regulation on processed food diets for reptiles. There are no guidelines that say this needs to be this way to be considered healthy and well rounded, so anything can be marketed as a freeze dried food and be called specifically for reptiles. Which is why fresh diets are so very important.

He can hurt himself bouncing off things. That is possible, but assuming he has had proper nutrition, it is rare.
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