My name is Kris and I'm new here, but I just had a question. Basically just got a new baby iguana yesterday for the first time. I had two older iguanas previous to this, when I was younger but had to give them up due to unforeseen circumstances. Point is I've never had one that was this young (a few weeks old or so, maybe 2 months?).
What I'm a bit confused by is he seems to like me already? I was expecting to have to really work to earn his trust but just over 24 hours after having him he seems to have stopped freaking out when my hand enters his space, and he will now climb onto my hand and relax there while I pet his chin or his sides. He frequently does the closing the eye that's facing me, etc. And will even close both if I pet him.
He even allows me to feed him by hand. If I offer him greens he perches up and opens his mouth for me to place greens in and will close his mouth/eyes if he's not hungry anymore. Basically I just wanted to know, is this sort of rapid acclimation to people normal, or did I just somehow get lucky?