Need Help, new to Iguanas
I have recently taken in a new member of my growing reptile family. I now have a red Iguana, not even a year old yet. When I went to get him, I did what was needed. I handled him and he seemed fine. He wasn't skittish, he even licked my arm a few times as is an Iguana thing (much like the snakes i have), his eyes weren't wide open as a sign of stress and fear. It wasn't until I got him home and gave him a week to settle in that he started to act the opposite.
I have no experience when it comes to iguanas, so I was hoping someone could help me. When I or anyone tries to handle him, he tries to run away 5 minutes straight before he even slightly calms down. He then either tries to whip his tail or he leaves his mouth open as a warning that he will bite if given the chance.
Am I not doing something right? He is healthy otherwise (he is getting bigger and shedding at a decent rate), and his temperature and humidity are where they need to be.
Basically, does anyone have any suggestions that would help me tame him before this behavior is set?