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Old 12-11-2015, 06:43 PM   #31
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It's not that I can't get the camera to work, it's uploading to this new computer. I think they are just incompatible.
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:58 AM   #32
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Well she's coming around a bit more yesterday and today. When I kissed her on the nose, she kissed back.
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Not an actual pucker but her version of a pucker, the tongue came out. Each time I kissed her she licked me.
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:03 AM   #33
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One step forward then two steps back.
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She's just an animal, I keep telling myself but it does get frustrating. The past few days were promising but today no such luck. BUT she did stop jumping around franticly and looked at me as if she wanted me to stay right in front of her.
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Two months to go then she will trust me. I hope.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:35 PM   #34
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Today was another first. I layed down with her wrapped in a flannel baby blanket. I was on my side with her right up on my shoulder and in my arms and we both fell asleep. When I woke up about an hour later she was still there. She woke up too with her usual start. I put her in her tank for the night.
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Old 12-30-2015, 10:57 AM   #35
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She seems to be sleeping a lot the past few days. I think the seasons have a lot to do with this.
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I want to talk about Super Worms. I bought some on the day I got her. I keep them in a vegetable tub with a cover. It's been nearly 5 months and there are only one or two still alive. But the Do turn into something else, beetles. I have found a couple of the beetles in other rooms of the apt. The first one I stepped on only because I didn't realize what it was. They do get out. Since then I have put them back in the tub and they stayed there until they died. I do uncover them and put them on the window sill during the day. It seems a shame to allow them to mature just to kill them, they don't last that long anyway.

She has never eaten one of them, they were just too big.
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:02 PM   #37
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Iguanas are strict vegetarians. They may eat an occasional bug by accident, but it should not be a normal part of their diet. The best source of protein for an Iguana that I have found is alfalfa hay or fresh tofu, (use the firm not soft).

Super worms are a larval form of a beetle. they will eventually reach the pupal stage and change into a beetle. If you can keep them captive, oats and other grains are a good food supply and you will soon have a new crop of super worms. Breeding them can be a pain, so I would recommend just not doing it unless you have a reason to, such as having a number of chameleons or other bug eating lizards.
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:13 PM   #38
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Tofu huh? I love tofu.
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Another new behavior has come about. While in her tank she just stares at me and bobs her head. I think that's good. She doesn't run in a wild panic like she did, well sometimes but not constantly. She still wake in a wild panic too but once in a while I'll grab her before she gets too out of control.

She is the wildest iguana I have ever had. All the others, about 30, have been very easy to handle. I was able to spend a lot more time with the others but she make it nearly impossible to.
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Could be her breed or she was wild for the time before she was caught.
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Today is the first time her dewlap has unfurled.

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Here is a video about Super Worms:


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She is in the middle of a full body shed. She can't wait for me to peel her. The itching makes her crazy.
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I do put her in the tub to help with that.
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