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Food Aggression

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Posted by: erwallace15 at Sun Oct 30 21:09:12 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by erwallace15 ]  
   

We have had Louis for 2 years now. We rescued him off a family that was in over their heads. His original owner did not handle him regularly and did not feed him enough, or a proper diet. In the last 2 years I have had him, he has doubled in size, filled out, and acts like a pretty typical iguana. No matter what I have tried, or how persistent, I have never been able to handle him. We have him in a beautiful, large enclosure next to a window so he can stare outside all day. With lighting, heating, fresh water, 5 feet of climbing vertical, plants to hide in, heat rocks, everything.

The issue is his food aggression. It became serious lately as he has begun to charge the enclosure door when we approach with his food bowl. He would bite me if he got the chance. He is getting a great, varied diet. He is not hungry, he often doesnt even eat the food immediately once we get it in the cage.

Any suggestions or tips on how to stop this behavior would be great.

Thanks for the help,
Emily


   

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