in his previous home, while not aggressive, he had minimal interaction the last few years, a large part of why they rehomed.
What I did not expect, despite the advice I have given here for years now, was the same behaviors applying to a new adult as they would to a new hatchling.
The first 2 days were fine and he explored and tasted anything and everything. Then he sort of sulked, stayed on the floor, ate little and did not bask. Now he is hiding, or he thinks he is :) They are like toddlers that way, thinking if they cant see us we cant see them but that 4 ft tail is a dead give away :)
I am not sure what I expected but for some reason I assumed that sort of thing only applied to young hatchlings. Considering the fact hes been in the same space and seen the same faces for 10 years, it makes perfect sense to
me now that we have disrupted EVERYTHING he knows.
It brings to mind, the rehoming of wild caught adult iguanas from Florida... how do they ever adjust, or do they ever? The very idea seems rather cruel but the entire pet trade is screwed up- only regard for money rather than the animal.
The new iggies name is Edgar and hes a handsome devil . We are giving him space and time with minimal interaction while he adjust to his new world here with us.
and for some reason photobucket wont let me upload a pic to post here but you might be able to see his pic here. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212580421851686&set=pcb.10212580446092292&type=3&theater