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Re: In my VHO, iglets like to be handled


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Posted by stardust on April 15, 2003 at 23:30:47:

In Reply to: Re: In my VHO, iglets like to be handled posted by Mark_And_Aimee on April 15, 2003 at 23:16:48:

I don't know about that Mark, two of my igs come to me freely, they change some color but if I get up and start cutting greens, I give them some as I go along, they eat. I think if they were scared they would do the ignore thing. They are very curious about anything I am doing, one, Anna will seek me out to find out. And Monte, who is another almost full free roamer (in a seperate room of course.) will come out to have me take him potty or when he is hungry. He has no problems coming onto my hand and letting me take him anywhere. In fact he does not explore much EXCEPT when I am with him, and he has full run of a room.

::About iglets changing colors when they are handled, i agree 100%!Kenya often does that!Perhaps that happens not only because they feel safe in our hands but because our hands warm their little bodies!

:I'd have to say this is your opinion of what lizards do when you hold them... Compare that color change to a REALLY scared baby ig. Similar? YES. Just like your picture of a small iguana laying FLAT on your hand, showing stress colors. Is he comfortable, enjoying the body heat, or is he scared to death, and just trying to stay as low as possible, hoping no one will try to eat him?

:Something to think about....

:Mark
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