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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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My new family member

I got a new iguana still just a baby.. Im trying to learn all i can about them and well.... I still dont know if its male or female of course its less than a yr... its about a foot long and really tame when its laying on my belly but in my hands it likes to wiggle.... it likes to play peek a boo... haha

But Im having problems getting it to eat I understand its a new enviornment for it and not really used to having so much love and effection....much less attention haha yea its the new member of our family and i may say I am very excited to see its growing progress..

If theres anyone here that can be my iguana buddy and help me learn more about them I would love to speak with you...
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-30-2008, 03:53 PM
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get the Ultimate owners manual for green iguana's by james w. haterfeild its the best book there is and read it.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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i had iguanas for dumbbys haha but lost it before i got him..... WE NAMED OUR IGUANA LASTNIGHT!!! its a combonation of my and my hubbys name

AMSY the iguana
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Congrats on the new addition.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 11:15 AM
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iguana's for dummies, meh,

You need to get the book i suggested

Whats his cage like?
when did you get him/her?
what lights are you using?

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-31-2008, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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as of right now amsy is in a 55 gal but ive started building a huge room all i have is a 75 basking lamp his got a hide away rock branches and his water and foood i got amsy 10-28-08 hes about 1 ft long
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You HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO get a uvb bulb

his basking spot needs to be atleast 85 and no more than 100 degrees

i take it he is 12 inches nose to tail? what is his snout to vent (where his back legs start) length? 4 or so inches?

what are you feeding him?

His diet needs to be dark leafy greens like collards, turnip greens, and mustard greens

cut out any lettuce, spinnage, broccoli

and mix in fruits and veggies (never cook any thing)

don't use commercial iguana diets they are worthless they have meat in them most of the time

NO MEAT and i mean none!! no bugs, no eggs, no animal products what so ever

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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amsy has all the right lighting and today amsy ate fom my hand (first time amsy ate) amsy enjoyed the kale and banana..amsy has a nice warm basking place and ill get pics asap......... after 20 posts
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yes amsy from snout to vent about 4 in
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-03-2008, 02:14 PM
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you said you have a 75 basking bulb? i'm not sure what that is...

I'm guessing your ig is about 3-6 months old (their growth changes dramatically with care before you get them)

good luck! and trust me its not tame.. its just not confident yet, you will go through spurts thinking its really tame and spurts when you could swear its a wild ig from you know where... think several months before you see that its starting to tame.. (i noticed a big change at 6 months of having kermit that he knows me more than others, and a big change at a year)

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-04-2008, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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well I should say amsy is getting used to me..... amsy has a uvb bulb dont say wattage.... im thinking its 75 or 100 but its nice and warm and soon im going to start building amsy a custome place to live... nice and tall as well AS wide
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well thats good...

i don't know what kind of uvb light you have, mine is a florecent bulb with 10.0 uvb out put is what you need to look at is the amount of output

i have different heat lamps for his basking

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