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May 26, 2002

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Sebastian, the Pet of the Day
Name: Sebastian
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Green Iguana
Home: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
   I received Sebastian from a private pet store who could not sell him due to his deformities. The poor guy was completely neglected in terms of the high maintenance, special diet and equipment that iguanas need, and displays serious effects of MBD (Metabolic Bone Disease), which are sure to affect his life span and growth (he is very small for his age). Aside from that, Sebastian is one very spoiled iguana and lives in his very own iguana 'condo' built especially for him. He still loves free roaming, and as soon as someone gets home from work or school, he climbs down to the bottom of his enclosure where he clicks at the sliding glass doors until someone opens them for him so he can saunter down his ramp to come and visit. Sebastian is a sucker for cantaloupe, mango and strawberries and will surprise us with just how fast he can move when we hold up a treat from across the room. He loves climbing (especially legs), and basking in a hot spot on the floor from the window. For some reason he always rotates his body a few degrees every few minutes in the sun as though he was making sure to get an even tan! Sebastian is a very sweet natured iguana and has never bit or tail whipped, and can be very social and curious when he's in the mood. Although we have other reptiles, Sebastian most definitely has a very special place in our hearts.

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