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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-29-2008, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Please Help with Karl my Poor Iguana!

I got Karl about 3 weeks ago.
Heís about 8 months old.
The people who raised him from a teeny weenie little lizzy didn't know a thing about iguanas.
Heís lost 4 toes already (before I got him) and is in the process of loosing his tail. *SOB*
(They didnít know he needed to be in humid conditions).

Anyway, my question is this.

Karl refuses to eat if he canít eat some meat or egg first!

Iíve let him go for daysssss to force him to eat greens for his own good (all different kinds of great greens and good healthy iguana food types) but Karl will starve himself to death until he gets egg white or meat (cooked) first.

Then he eats like a glutton - including greens.

Please, What can I do!
I canít let him starve himself but I hear meat will kill him in the long run?

Weíre already stuck on each other but on this one he just wont budge!

Thanks!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-21-2009, 02:17 PM
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don't feed meat, iguana's aren't stupid they won't commit suicide by refusing food

once their food is just greens they suck it up and eat it. However, they are like 2 year olds, they will throw a tantrum first. don't give in just stick to giving greens until he eats them.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 06:34 AM
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try a diffrent tact i have these type of food pills and my iguana went from meat to them in under 10 seconds i'm SERIOUS he came down and chomped it all up. i almost had said "well would u like some more?"

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-30-2009, 10:11 PM
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iguana pellets are horrible not many brands are worth anything. Buy fresh foods. if they ate it all, feed more.

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