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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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The females aren't quite as temperamental, lol. They can be great, or they can be terrors, yeah. They're quite intelligent for reptiles, too. I recall a story of someone with a green iguana that wandered out into the back yard through an open screen door. A household member shut the door without realizing the iguana was outside. It walked around the house and came in the open front door. It had never been outside before. How many mammals could have figured that one out?
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I don't think that would be the norm. Many would go up in a tree never to be found again. Unless it gets cold enough that they fall out.

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Exactly--that makes it all the more remarkable, lol. I've certainly had some odd things happen with reptiles, as well. An escaped mourning gecko came up onto the arm of the couch where my husband was sitting, and refused to move--simply allowed itself to be picked up.
A wild garter snake got into the basement, and I couldn't catch it. A few days later, it found me, upstairs--came up over a box, periscoped, and just stared at me until I picked it up and took it outside.
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The author of the ultimate green iguana manual's ig died from cancer at 5 years old as well. however his was male.
To be fair, just one of his...Jim has had a few.

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His first one, the one that started his interest in research. i was just mentioning it because in the book he talks about cancer in iguanas a little.

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