Well, I adopted another animal that was in need of rescuing. I really need to stop doing this
This time around it is an iguana. Well, Cherokee wanted a lizard and I found one. I wanted to start with a small one but after I heard this guys story I felt sorry for him and had to take him in.
When I talked to the woman on the phone I found all that all she had been feeding him was grapes (sigh). He belonged to her husband, who has since left, and she has tried for three months to find this guy a home (no luck until I felt pity on him) and everyone in the house was scared to death of him. He is about 2 (I would guess, he is almost full grown), part of his tail is missing
(she didn't tell me this on the phone)...
Let me back up
We went to where the iguana was, the house wasn't that clean, there was a fly strip in his cage
, he didn't have any water in with him, looked like he hadn't had water in a while, his cage was secured so well it was **** near impossible for me to get it open to get him out, so how in the world were they able to open it to feed him? I am told that he is pretty tame and has been handled, yadda yadda yadda. Well, since everyone in the house was so afraid of him he hasn't been handled or played with in like three months or so. He got out when we got home and really didn't want to get back in the cage.
We got him some water, need to hook his heat rocks back up, have to go pick up his "real" cage (he is in a huge dog crate tonight since we couldn't get the cage in the van with everyone...I don't even really want that cage because you can't get it open so I need to come up with something quickly since we have to take the dog crate back tomarrow when we pick up his actual cage) Gave him some water that he is playing in, gave him some fruits and veggies sprinkled with reptocal (I really think he needs it). Gave him a stick from the back yard to climb on.
So, any advice on iguana rehab? Cage ideas?
He seems pretty mellow. Letting the kids pet him and scratch his chin and everything. Seems to be enjoying it. However, when he got out he really didn't want to go back and gave me a really hard time about it all.
The Zoo Keeper