||Three years old|
||Kansas City, Missouri, USA|
husband and I adopted Wilma from a woman who was moving to another
state about nine months ago. At first, she was scared of us, and
wouldn't come near us. Eventually she warmed to us, after she
realized we were feeding her. Now she is the sweetest iguana, and the
prettiest! She is still very territorial while in her cage, but she
loves it when I open the door and talk to her. She lifts her head up
and looks at me, and loves to be called "pretty girl." When she
finally decided to come out, she is free to roam the house.
My favorite thing is to put Wilma in the office with me when I'm at the
computer, and watch her bob her head at herself in the mirror. She
can do that for hours. My husband will spend over two hours every
couple weeks, making an iguana feast for Wilma and her little
counterpart Louie (our baby iguana), that consists of collared and
mustard greens, sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, kiwi, mango, apple,
and melon. This will last a couple of weeks in a good container, and
the igs love it.
Wilma keeps fat and sassy, and therefore sheds constantly. She gets a
bath once or twice a week (deep enough for her to swim), and between
baths, she gets a coat of vegetable oil to help the shedding
process. Wilma is mad at us right now for bringing two kittens into
her domain, but in time, she will forgive us. I agree with others who
say that igs are not for everyone, but if you are willing to give the
time and attention they require, they will be a very fulfilling part
of your life.
Don't forget National Iguana Awareness Day is September 8th this
year!!! This is a day to promote the proper handling and care for
your igs!!! Go out, show them off, and be proud!!!
Find out how your pet
could be Pet of the Day.