Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Brunswick, Canada
Iguana won't eat after being relocated
I have an iguana who has just been upgraded into an ig MANSION, lol. He went from a large fish tank to a custom-made, 7 foot tall monstrosity (haha, three or four adults can fit in there)! It's full of things to climb on and is all-around a million times better than his previous home. The thing is, he hasn't eaten yet. We put him in there on Saturday night and he hasn't touched his food. I'm not terribly worried yet, but what can I do if he continues to not eat? He's been exploring like crazy and has been all over the enclosure (including walking right over his food bowl). His food is in the same bowl that it's always been in. How long can an ig survive without food? He's been drinking a bit when he gets misted and has been taking dips in his "pool." He's still a little guy (probably going on 10 months old but we're not entirely sure) and I imagine this is stressful for him. He seems to love being so high up though (he could only get to about waist-high in his tank before). He seems less spooked when a cat comes around or someone looks in at him. He's just plain not interested in his food.
Anyway, any tips would be appreciated
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.