Re: Please! Help with my iguana's butt! Very worried.
Posted by Tucker on 8/1/2012, 9:26 am, in reply to "Re: Please! Help with my iguana's butt! Very worried."
I bought 2 iguanas from the same pet store 4 months ago. For a long time, in their first habitat I had, they constantly spent time next to each other, often one falling asleep on the other. However, for the past 2 months I upgraded them to a walk-in closet. At this point, I noticed one begin the head bobbing, asserting his dominance (definitely, because the other would immediately get out of the way) |
Coming to my point, although the dominate iggy has perfected the head bob, my other iggy has not been seen performing it yet ( I hear females start later, but they are too young to sex yet). However, my submissive iggy HAS developed his or her own way of letting me know she's not pleased - she opens her mouth at me like she wants to take a bite, though she hasn't bit or tail-whipped yet. This may have been a hiss that I didn't audibly hear.
You will learn your iggy's body language, just as everyone else is telling you. The really cool thing is that I read someone say that their body language is how we talk to our iguanas. As for mating season, my plan is to buy a small stuffed dragon-like animal from eBay. :)