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I guess i'm gonna give it another shot...


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Posted by bexley on May 01, 2003 at 08:59:27:

In Reply to: I guess i'm gonna give it another shot... posted by abstractcypher on April 29, 2003 at 21:26:40:

Just hang in there! Tempest was awful when I first brought him home. He bit and tail whipped like a champion, and scratched like a demon. I took heavy wool army socks, cut the toes out and a hole for my thumb, and wore those to handle him for the first few months. He could scratch all he wanted and the heavy wool protected my hands and arms. Just take it slowly and be patient, and he'll come around. Tempest will now come over to see me, I can pat him anywhere, take him for walks outside, things I never thought he'd let me do. Its taken almost 7 months, and its completely worth it. I'd say it was almost 4 months before he suddenly decided I wasn't evil, and warmed right up to me literally over night. Hang in there!


:Hey guys, I was REALY close to giving my Iguana to a reputable reptile house out here in Chicago today. I called them and everything, but when I went to put him in his carry case, I had a change of heart.

:I originaly got him from the backroom of a PetCo, while getting some crickets for my Beardie. It just so happens the previous owner let him get loose and while trying to capture him he stepped on the tail to stop him. MORON! So I guess he wasn't the same "cool" pet anymore, so he returned him. Evidently PetCo's policy on this sort of thing is they can't re-sell returned animals. So I adopted him.

:At first it was just to get him out of those conditions and nurse him back to health, but the little guy grew on me. It's been about 2 1/2- 3 months now and at first he just whipped me with his tail and scrathed the hell out of me. But now he's progressed to biting. Twice so far. That I won't put up with.

:So i've made up my mind to try again, even more diligently. I'm going out tomorrow to get some nice THICK gloves for handaling, so maybe that'll make some difference. I'm realy trying. But i already have 1.0 Beardie, 0.1 Painted Agama, 0.1 Retic, and 1.1 Royal Pythons, and a new puppy. None of my animals are aggresive in the least. ( yah, even my retic. She has a very gentle demeanor)So, before I write a novel here, wish me and Steve(my Iggy)luck, and hopefully with a whole lot of patience and a little luck, we'll be living peacefully together. Thanks for letting me babble.

:Raymond





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