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Posted by Flavia Guimaraes on May 11, 2003 at 22:45:29:
In Reply to: Newbie: 2 iguanas together.Is it ok? posted by desesos on May 11, 2003 at 20:53:15:
i had that problem several times.When i started raising igs i caged 3 babies together.They lived together in harmony (apparent harmony) during 2 years and suddenly the three of them started to try to kill each other.Now instead of one i have 3 huges cages in my balcony!lol!
Then i tried it again.I put 2 babies together.This time i dont even had an apparent harmony!The first day they started to headbob to each other.When i arrived home i found my dear Kenya with a very swollen elbow.He could not walk and looked in pain.When i look at his elbow i discover several tiny marks of tiny teeth!Yes, Ariel, the other baby iguana, bit him so badly my poor Kenya could not use his arm for 2 or 3 days!I found the same marks in one of his leg. Now, Ariel is in his cage and Kenya is a free roamer!
No way to keep more than one ig!
Ill recommend you to keep both in separated small cages while they are tiny babies.When they grow up you can decide if you will get rid of one of them or build 2 huge cages.If you decide to get rid of one you can choose the more wild and keep the more docile.By then you will know a little bit more about their characters.
:First thanks for the ones that answered "the closet as a cage" post. Wife said "No", bummer. So she will have to help in building a cage for them.;-)
:Some of you are making me aware of not keeping 2 iguanas together.Well i have a lonely Bearded dragon and i figured my next species wouldn't be alone, so i got two iguanas.
:Worse is that i asked the girl at the petstore. I even asked if they could be sexed that small as i wanted to avoid 2 males. She said they would be fine since they were related.
:I guess since they are related, if they breed i might get some very weird looking baby lizards (Inbreds)!
:Anyway what shall i do at this point?
:1)Return a baby to the petstore.
:2)Try to trade one for another lizard online.
:3)Take a chance to raise them together and if trouble starts just have to build a second cage.
:4)Anybody got an iguana recipe? Kidding! Kidding!
:All right got to go there is a reptile program on the national geographic channel.