||One year old|
||San Diego, California, USA|
makes Lime special? Well first of all, she has little crooked fingers!
She also has such a personality, even if she's always a grump when in her
cage! She's doing very well with her taming and training sessions, but still
has her moments.
She is a rescue of sorts. I bought her from Petco (which I know is a bad
thing to do) and she was very sickly. After a little more than two weeks, after
her "health guarantee" had run out, she got extremely skinny and dehydrated
for no apparent reason. She was so terribly ill, when I held her she actually
molded into my hand and stayed that way. She was very weak and couldn't move.
We drove her all the way to the Petco we bought her from to have them take
her to their vet. The fish guy that helped with buying her was there that
day, so we went right to him. He called the manager, and the manager was very
surprised how bad she was. He declared it an emergency and took her right
away, and even free of charge. He also gave us our money back for her.
She had to stay over there for about a week, and they said they would call us
when she was ready. A week went by and we never got the call. Another week
went by and still no call, so we drove back down there. Apparently, whoever
put her back in the holding cage, put no note saying we owned her! They told
us the next day, she would have been put back out and sold. So I almost lost
my little Lime... twice!
Now, I bought Lime because I really wanted another iguana. I had had an
iguana, Big Igg, for nine years, but had to give him away since I was moving
across the country due to my dad being Navy. He was my best friend, and the
best, most sociable iguana ever. I knew I wouldn't get another Big Igg, I
could never replace him, but hey, I'm trying!
I'm not actually sure how her toes became crooked; I know that iguanas tend
to abuse them. I feed her all of her staple diet foods every day, so health
shouldn't have been the issue. Then again, maybe when she was sickly, that's
when they got misshapen.
She is very sassy when in her cage. She will try to whip you (not very
ferociously though, just as a "don't touch me" thing) and run away. But once
you get her out with some food, she's fine. She will still tend to be scared
when out of her cage, but only if I set her on the ground. Other than that,
she enjoys going places and being out! She will walk on a leash, so I can
safely take her places.
She doesn't really know much yet in terms of tricks. I will be able to train
her more things once I am able to move out, as I do not have the room and
such right now. Don't worry, there's plenty of room for lime to live here,
just not come out! Her favorite treats are dandelion flowers and wheat bread.
By the way, I don't put her in the pool often since chlorine is bad for
reptiles, and I don't put her in very long. She loves her floatie. Once I
move out, I'll be buying her a little pool of her own, no chlorine!
I love her very much!
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