> First of all I have had my ig (Mozart) for about 2 years or so. He/she lives
> in a large partical board cage (6'x2 1/2'x3'). The floor is lined with
> washable removable carpeting. There are several branches in the cage running
first of all, manyof the particle board manufacturers use formaldehyde in the process.
what would be good for them is to get up high in the air like in the wild. the comercial
cat platforms with carpet on them may help. you can puthis food on the top,or on one of
the platforms.some of them have a little hiding place for the cats,which is very good for
iguanas,especially when they are trying to acclimatize.
we feed our iguana(jethro) greens,mustard,collard,turnip,spinach,dandelions(which
is high in calcium) green beans peas,carots, very little meat(he loves teriyaki !!!)
they should not eat a lot becouse it may make them aggressive.Lettice is very bad for them
because it gives them the runs.We also use " nekton rep vitamin supplement for his
vitamins.we also use a calcium supplement separately.We break a little of the tablet
up with water to make a paste,and feed it to him in an eye dropper.
Last december Jethro was very sick,we didn't know why,it was a lack of calcium.
since then he has gone from about 12 inches to almost about 3 feet now.
It was the calcium,and letting him out of the cage that we had him in.
We let him set on top of our curtain rod.He climbs the curtain to get up there,
and climbs down when he wants to eat,and go potty.They are a lot like other animals in the potty
training,if you see him about to go,pick him up and put him on a paper towel where you want him to
go all the time.They are creatures of habit,and need a set space,and every thing has to be in a set
space all the time.If it is not,they will getveary stressed out to the point thstthey will not eat,and
will go into hiding.The lighting that you have is very good.Some people will use a heat padfor
heat.You can put that on the cat post.Has your iguana mozart gone up to you for some food
yet?Jethro will do it at times when we are eating dinner.hopfully this will be a help to you in the
future.let us know how it works out,and if you need more help.
> I feed my ig a combination of prepackaged lettuce mix (has a bunch of diffent
> types of leafy greens other than just lettuce), a mix of T-Rex dried iguana
> food mix (one is fruit & flower formula and the other is veggie), and a spray
> on vitamin supliment. I usually feed my ig about a good sized handful of the
> lettuce mix along with about a tablespoon each of the dried stuff, and a few
> pumps of the vitamin spray.
> Does any of this sound o.k. so far, or am I doing something drastically
> I'm not quite sure if my ig is as big as he/she should be (somewhere between
> 2 to 3 feet long including the tail.)
> Also, I would appreciate any tips on house breaking my ig. I would like to
> let he/she roam free around my room with out causing perminent damage to my
> very nice WHITE carpeting if you catch my drift...
> This is all I can think of at the moment but I am sure I will have many more
> I would REALLY appreciate any advice you could give me!
> P.S.- Feel free to E-mail me at the above address. I look foward to reading
> you comments and advice.