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Old 11-15-2015, 04:33 PM   #21
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Finally got a UV light for her. She really enjoys it. I've caught her laying right under it sleeping. I can see she has grown to almost double her size now in only about 3 months. And her tail is growing back.
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Old 11-16-2015, 10:15 PM   #22
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This morning we had an escape. As I took her from her sleeping tank, it's in my bedroom right next to the bed, down the hall she flipped right out of my hands. AS they often do this to escape and hide for weeks at a time. She was hiding all day but tonight I saw her right in front of my bedroom door in the hall. I scooped her up and put her back in her tank for the night. I almost think she wanted me to do that.
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Old 11-17-2015, 07:59 PM   #23
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I put her in the tub tonight. I try to do that everyday but some days it just doesn't work out. She seemed very calm, for her. I wrapped her up in a baby blanket with just her head sticking out and layed down with her for a while. I rubbed her head with my finger and she tried to scootch up to me as if to cuddle with me. It was so cute.
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It's a slow process but you really do need patience.
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Old 11-28-2015, 01:29 PM   #24
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Her flipping out time when I try to take her out of the tank is now down quite a bit. She flips out now once or twice then she lets me touch her.
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I can rub her back now while she's in the tank, before she wasn't having any of that.
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This is so cute I just have to share.

I put her in the tub this afternoon for a swim and she POOPED! Now that's a first. A good sign she is starting to relax. AND when I bent over the tub and was talking to her she didn't try to get away. She stayed right there under my voice and wagged her tiny tail.
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She's relaxing more but she still has her little flip outs. Today, twice, I caught her laying on the tiny pillow I made for her , watching TV. She really does like cartoons now.
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hi Wix. i'm glad you're iguana is making progress. she sounds so cute!!!
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She really is. I wish I could get my camera to work so I could take some pictures of her. She really is a beautiful shade of blue.

She usually goes to bed, to sleep, around 3. But tonight she crawled out from under the blanket and was watching TV. When she gets a little calmer I will try her with some picture books. Many of my other iguanas loved the picture books, especially of dinosaurs. I have a pop-up books. Really freaks them out.
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Yesterday I noticed her flipping out and hiding a lot. Late yesterday I took her out of her tank with the usual scrambling to get away from me. Once I had her she was " crunching". I turned her over and she was a mass of skin. I had to peel her. I guess the noise was making her crazy. She settled down after that. Shedding can do that to them. They must think something is after them.
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Wiix,

I would love to see pictures of your little baby Bella. When you are finally able to figure out how to upload a picture of her, please do that.

I have a particular love for herpetology and most of that love is for iguanas. I have done extensive research on them over the past 30+ years and had my first one when I was around 8. The last one I had, Sally whom I have mentioned a few times in this thread, I had for almost 8 years. I had to give her up when my Husband and I became serious and moved in together, he hates reptiles. Although I seriously miss her, I do love my husband very much and have no regrets of giving her up. If the time ever comes where I can care for another, I wouldn't hesitate one bit on raising another.

Take good care of your little Bella. She sounds like a real sweetheart.
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