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help with my aggressive iguana PLEASE !!!!!!!

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I Currently Have 2 Male Iguanas, {brothers} And They Are Both 2 Yrs Old ,3 This October ,but The Biggest Out The 2 Is Very Aggressive Towards Me. He Wips And Even Attemps To Bite And Hates Me Picking Him Up. Does Any One Have Any Valuble Info Or Tips To Help Me ????????????
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what size inclosure do you have them in, its hard to tame things like lizards and birds if you have them with another of their species

You shouldn't try and pick them up from above that scares them and they will tail whip you... if you don't have their trust yet they will tail whip.

You need to interact with him one on one alot more often... every day

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My Tank Is 6 + Half Ft Long, 5 + Half Ft High And 3 Ft Wide And Both Ig,s Are About 1 + Half Ft May Be Just Over [the Bigger Of The 2]. I Think I Need To Split Them ,find A Responsible Home For 1 [mischief] And Then Dedicate My Self To The Other [trouble] And Then See How Aggressive He His. He Really Is Aggressive But I Will Not Get Rid Of Him ,all My Friends Say To Keep The Taimer 1 But I Cant ,i Love The Aggressive 1 To Much.
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is it possible to have my iguana castrated ?????? does or would it help calm my beast ?
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um i know you can get them spayed i assume you can get them castrated but that is very risky to put reptiles to sleep...

Plus i don't think you are dealing with hormonal issues really. are you sure they are even males? most hormonal aggression is in mating season only. if its all the time i would say thats not your problem.

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they are both male 100%. i was just thinking that if it calms dogs down [castration] may be my iguana ????????? hows ur bonding going with ur ig ??????
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From what I've read about those who have had their iguanas castrated (it isn't the same procedure as neutering a dog), it has little or no effect on their natural territorial defensiveness, which is undoubtedly being exacerbated by having two males in close proximity. If they were split up, in separate enclosures where they could not see to intimidate one another, nor compete constantly for basking spots and food, it would probably help... but that is definitely no guarantee. Many iguanas are just like this, and they are very slow and stubborn to change behaviors which they've learned over a period of time. All you can do is be patient, and work with them as much as possible. Getting into a routine that they can learn, and slowly become accustomed to.

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removing their man parts. Iguanas don't normally get it done as it is very risky and nothing gets helped from it.

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