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RE: my new rescued Iguana

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Posted by: ChaoticCoyote at Wed Dec 8 16:28:24 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by ChaoticCoyote ]  
   

>>my question is: she is very whippy and biting she will
>>calm down after i have held her for a while but she is
>>still so terified, will she get used to me, will she calm
>>down, i know they do, but what if she had been badly
>>abused is there hope?

It's all a matter of trust.

I rescued Rex six weeks ago; he (could be she) came to me with a nasty cut on his tail and underfed. He's eating like a horse now, and his tail is healing nicely. He no longer tries to bite, and his tail stops whipping a few minutes after I start holding him. But he's always ready to bolt, and his claws are quite sharp.

We've put Rex in an open cage in the middle of my home office, so he has lots of activity going on. I talk to him all day when I'm alone, and that seems to help. The key is going slow, I think -- making sure the iguana knows you're not going to eat him or her.

I suggest patience.
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Scott Robert Ladd
1.0.0 Iguana (Rex)
1.0.0 African Giant Plated Lizard (Clyde)
1.0.0 Uro mali (Wizard)
0.1.0 Corn Snake (Amber)
1.1.0 Red-Eared Sliders (Jade and Emerald)
0.4.0 Homo sapiens (Maria, Elora, Becky, Tessa)
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