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Posted by MatthewT on May 07, 2003 at 15:27:11:
In Reply to: I'm tempted to say- posted by girlzilla on May 07, 2003 at 13:37:12:
Not so much aggressiveness or loss of interest, its just that I can't stand seeing him in his cage knowing he should have an enclosure the size of a bedroom. I just don't have the room for that and if somebody did(or atleast had a huge cage) then that would be better for the iguana. Now the cage I have now is 6 ft long, but I don't have the room to make him a larger one(height constraints and what not) I've had him since I was 14 and I'm 22 now and I've alwasy made sure all his other needs are met, but to tell you the truth as an adult I believe 1 in a million peole should actually purchase and iguana as a pet and I'd never buy one as an adult. They just need so much room. I mean I bought him the 260 gallon reptarium for outside sunning in the summer, but he even looks big in that. Just don't know what to do. Don't have the space, as most average americans don't. I'm not one to buy animals I can't care for properly, but to be honest with you I was only 14 at the time. It was over 8 yr's ago.
Oh btw I appreciate you not flaming me until you discussed the circumstance. Thanks.
I'll check out the green iguana society.
::How would I go about it, if I wanted to find a quality home?
:I'm tempted to say that you don't. But I don't know your situation, maybe it's that one in a gazillion where there's actually a really good reason for giving up your iguana. Although I've never seen one. It is really pretty hard to find quality homes, or even not-quality homes, especially if your ig is older. If he's a youngun, and has no wounds or deformities from disease, it's going to be a lot easier.
:I would go the the green iguana society's web page. They place iguanas for adoption, but do not rescue most of them, per se. You would house and feed the iguana, and they would have him up on their adoption site. When a new owner is found, you would have some say in it, and either ship him, drive him, or the new owner would pick him up. Depends on what you all work out.
:So, what's going on with you two? How come you need a new home for your ig? Maybe we can help? Reasons I've heard are
:1) Having a baby 2)Aggressiveness and 3)Loss of interest. There is help for any of these!
:Good luck finding a home, but I hope you can work things out.