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Iguana Off of Feed

Post by Kevin Brow » Fri, 28 Jun 1996 04:00:00



My iguana is a year and a half male, and he isnt eating.  He has been
eating mellisa's ig salad, but doesnt seem to be eating as much, and
when he goes to the bathroom it is really small, but regular. Is there
anyhting I could do?  Could it be gravid, s/he is only a year and a half
I think.  Please help asap!

                Brad and Igie

 
 
 

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Post by Linda Lenar » Mon, 01 Jul 1996 04:00:00


I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with iguanas
and cats in the same household.  

Linda

 
 
 

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Post by Linda Lenar » Mon, 01 Jul 1996 04:00:00


When I rub the back of my iguana, he (I think it's a male) leans
into my hand.  If rub the the other side of his back, he leans to
that side.  Does this mean he enjoys the backrub, or is it a defense
mechanism?  I'm wondering because I've seen him sort of arch his
back and make himself look bigger when he sees the iguana in the
hallway door mirrors.

Linda

 
 
 

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Post by Kevin Christopher Verd » Mon, 01 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with iguanas
> and cats in the same household.

Actually, I live with a kitten and my 4 year old iguana.
We keep them seperated, but on supervised visits the kitten
seems interested in playing with Elmo (the iguana).  However,
when frightened, Elmo just closes his eyes or turns his head.
He does not get his tail going too much.  I wish he would
so that the kitten might learn to leave him alone....

Is it possible that I have made Elmo too tame?  I have had
him since he was itsy-bitsy.  He is active and healthy (been
to the vet several times).  Eats well, but he is not a fighter.

Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions on how to make elmo a
litter meaner...  i'd appreciate it!

Thanks,
Kevin

 
 
 

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Post by Neenah O » Mon, 01 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with iguanas
>and cats in the same household.  
>Linda


I have a 3 1/2 foot female iguana and 4 cats in the house. They pretty
much ignore each other except occasionally the youngest cat likes to play
with the ig when she goes a walking. The ig doesnt mind and if the cat
annoys the ig too much the ig just flips her tail a little stronger. The
cat follows the ig around the house "chasing" the ig's tail. Also the
younger cat gets into the ig's cage and drinks the ig's water. Guess the
ig's water taste better than her dish of water.
 
 
 

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Post by Neenah O » Mon, 01 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Kevin writes

Quote:
>Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions on how to make elmo a
>litter meaner...  i'd appreciate it!

Kevin, I would be glad to have Elmo as tame as he is... dont make him
meaner.
 
 
 

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Post by Scott R » Mon, 01 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with iguanas
>and cats in the same household.  

>Linda


        About 4 years ago we had a 3 foot ig and our cat killed him.
 
 
 

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Post by dmil.. » Tue, 02 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with iguanas
>and cats in the same household.  
>Linda


Yes...5 years and 3(total) igs worth. Baby igs and cats are not a
healthy combination for the lizard. Big igs and cats can be very funny
to watch, especially when I have the igs out on their leashes on the
lawn and the cats have TWO pieces of "animated string" to tempt their
hunting reflexes.
A lot depends on the personalities of the critters involved...the late
Leafy (died of a post-surgical problem, not a cat!)actually liked the
cats and would sleep with 2 of them. My 41"er, Jade, mostly ignores or
avoids them and the big girl, Lursa, treats them as speedbumps in the
roadway of her life and walks right over them if she takes it into her
head to . Interestingly the cats have never offered her *** for
her rudeness, while the ig-loving cat who accidentally snuck up on her
when SHE was sleeping got whacked right off the roof of her house!
Suzy Miller
They plot Green Wickedness and sometimes hope you ARE looking!
 
 
 

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Post by KEVIN EG » Tue, 02 Jul 1996 04:00:00



says...

Quote:

>I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with iguanas
>and cats in the same household.  

>Linda


Sure I do, I have 2 full grown *** male cats and 14 Iguanas. 9 or the
Iguanas, I allow to interact with the cats several hours a week during
cage cleaning since the Iguanas are all ***s. The other 5 Igs are
small Juvies that are under medical treatment and have no interaction at
all with the cats.

I find the cats to be more fearfull of the Igs than the Igs of them.

Kevin.

 
 
 

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Post by dav » Tue, 02 Jul 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with iguanas
> and cats in the same household.  

> Linda

Dear Linda -

Questions like this are pretty common here. Can Iggy and Fluffy play
together? Why doesn't Iggy like it when I dress him in doll clothes? I've
been teaching Iggy to read for eight months now but he still can't
pronounce his Ms correctly: is there something wrong?

What everyone LOVES to forget is that being a pet is not a natural state
for our big green bad boys. For that matter, it's not all that true for
cats. There are very few cases of legitimate symbiosis in nature, and cats
& iguanas ain't on the list. They will never *get along.* They will merely
coexist until one gets territorial or the other gets hungry. Depending on
the sizes involved, this will result in your iguana getting his ass
kicked.

Remember the law of the jungle: It's all fun and games until somebody
loses an eye!

Break it up,

dave

 
 
 

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Post by Gerry D Wat » Wed, 03 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


>>I was wondering if anyone has any experiences with iguanas
>>and cats in the same household.  

    I have three cats and had an 18" Iguana, he isn't deceased he just
isn't 18 inches anymore. He lost his tail to one of the cats. He has
regenerated about 7 inches and was left with a few scars.