Baby iguana's will freeze up when scared, which could be the illusion of calmness when taking her out.
unless you have had dna testing you can't know an iguana's sex for about a year or so more.
If annoyed they will use their feet to scratch you off of them. Trust me when full grown it works.
i doubt if she likes her face messed with much. I would probably back off on that, most iguana's hate their face (top of the head where the 3rd eye is especially!!) and their tail messed with.
A good idea is to tub train your iguana, when soaking they will poo, or you can get a litter pan with water in it to poo in, most iguanas catch on quickly and will go in the water to poop naturally.
What is your set up? Iguana's don't work well in a tank for long, and by the sound of it your iguana is already to big for a vertical tank.
what are you feeding?
What are the temps?
what is the substrate?
Just to save time...
The best diet is mostly made up of dark leafy greens -collard, turnip, mustard, dandelion (Not spinach, broccoli, brusslesprouts (binds calcium), not cabbage (gasy) and definently not lettuce (iceburg is 99% water 1% nothing.) romaine is questionable, i wouldn't use it as a staple green but once and a while its not going to hurt anything.
then add some veggies, fruits, and they like white bread (treat) Mine however, has no fascination with bread, but i have heard iguana's chasing down owners with a sandwich.
Don't feed animal protein it hurts the kidneys and they die sooner.
basking temps should be 88-95 to be able to process food, and the temp should vary all the way down to about 75 degrees or so in the cool area, and can drop to about 70 at night.
They need a lot of humidity so soaking in the tub as much as possible is great, and frequent mistings are good
Don't be fooled by the calm baby iguana.. it won't last... iguana's in my experience are working to fool us 80% of the time... things like "no ma, i'm not going to run.." JUMP "ahahhahahahah" and "sshh i'm sleeping" JUMP GRABS ORANGE "mahahahaha"
They go in spirts, when young iguana's freeze up, then they get to the teen years and spaz then love you then bite you to spite you, then they mellow out, then breeding season hits and no one knows what mood they will be in. But we love them anyway.
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