Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
He's been in this cage for about a year now. Before that, he was in a cage that he could see out as well. Nothing has changed in terms of how often he comes out of the cage. He's still being tamed, so we try to handle him often (he loves to be petted but still resists being held or carried anywhere). He doesn't seem much more aggressive but I notice that he has been more prone to threatening to whip than before. He hasn't whipped since he was a baby but every now and then when we put our hand in, he'll pull his tail back and look threatening like he's gonna whip us (he hasn't though and as soon as we touch him, he settles down). We're almost 100% sure he's a male but I suppose there is a possibility it could be female. He has a hiding box in his enclosure but there's not really any nesting materials or anything in it (just a spot to hide). I'll stick some in and see what happens.
I just feel like a bad iguana owner because this is something you tend to see with abused iguanas (who aren't living in the proper environment so they try desperately to get out). I just wish I could figure it out. This is a fairly recent behavior (since a little before Christmas), he's never done it before. He also lost his appetite for awhile during the peak of his "escaping days" but he's back to eating like a little piggy. Hmm.
Three kitties (Hank, Napoleon, and The White One), two degus (Jay and Silent Bob), and a new chihuahua puppy (Gidget).
Special Pets in Heaven:
Bogus (cat), Dixie (dog), The Orange One (cat), baby iguana, and Charlotte (dog). I miss you all so much.