return to main index

  mobile - desktop
follow us on facebook follow us on twitter follow us on YouTube link to us on LinkedIn
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply  
Click here for LLL Reptile & Supply
This Space Available
3 months for $50.00
Locate a business by name: click to list your business
search the classifieds. buy an account
events by zip code list an event
Search the forums             Search in:
News & Events: Borderline Florida Box Turtles . . . . . . . . . .  Herp Photo of the Day: Boa . . . . . . . . . .  Bristlecones, Desert Horned Lizards, and Black Toads . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Aug. 08, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  York County Reptile Show - Aug. 09, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - Aug. 15, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptile Family Expo - Aug. 22-23, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  The Reptile Expo - Aug 29, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Northern Virginia Reptile Show - Aug. 29, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Sept. 12, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  DFW Herpetolocial Society Meeting - Sept. 19, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  Reptiles At The York Expo Center - Sept. 19, 2020 . . . . . . . . . .  All Maryland Reptile Show - Oct. 03, 2020 . . . . . . . . . . 

full banner - advertise here .50¢/1000 views
click here for Rodent Pro
pool banner - $50 year

RE: young iguana

[ Login ] [ User Prefs ] [ Search Forums ] [ Back to Main Page ] [ Back to Iguanas ] [ Reply To This Message ]
[ Register to Post ]

Posted by: RiffDawg15 at Mon Mar 23 17:47:06 2009  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by RiffDawg15 ]  
   

At a young age they are very skittish. If you just got him then dont handle him for the first week or two. Let him get used to his surroundings and calm down. He will be stressed for a few days until he gets used to his new home.

After a couple weeks then start working with him. I dont mean just reach right in and pick him up. This will not work, as he will continue to run away from you. Work slow, start out by just reaching in to change his food and water. Then as he gets used to you doing this, keep moving closer to where he is sitting. Eventually you will be able to touch him or even pet him. Once this happens it is time for you to try picking him up. If he lets you then go ahead, but if he doesnt then go back to just reaching in to change his food and water. It can be a slow long process, but it varies with each Iguana.

Good luck and make sure to post some pics of the lil guy and keep us updated!


   

[ Reply To This Message ] [ Subscribe to this Thread ] [ Show Entire Thread ]


>> Next Message:  RE: young iguana - RiffDawg15, Mon Mar 23 17:49:32 2009

<< Previous Message:  young iguana - petscorner, Mon Mar 23 02:51:46 2009