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RE: Iguana closing eyes

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Posted by: MaureenCarpenter at Wed Dec 3 17:04:38 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by MaureenCarpenter ]  
   

I took in my step-sister's Iguana when she moved. It had never really been held--she and her son, for whom she had bought the Iguana five years before, were both afraid of it. (You ALL know the story...)

Although it was well cared for and fed the right stuff, it was small and confined to a small cage. It is still mildly terrified of me at times, but as it is housed in a cage in my laundry room, it gets to look at me a lot! It closes its eyes if I startle it, but it loves having its head massaged, and I can now, after many months, massage its whole body right down to its tail-tip! I now practice massaging its legs, and lifting its feet in place. It is beginning to trust me, and looks to see if I have brought any food with me every time I enter the room. It really seems to be more and more curious. Yes, I think this Ig will be very mellow with time. I do recommend the head rub when it closes its eyes as your hand approaches. Little by little! Good luck!


   

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