Monday, July 23, 2012

Iggy the Iguana

Many of you know we "adopted" a Iguana.  The story is an abandoned Iguana found her way into our yard.  She was hurt and could barely walk.  When we found her we thought she was dead.

Our family has a soft spot for animals (some would say too soft).  We took her in and she would not eat, and her back legs did not work.  She also would not go to the bathroom.  Long story short, 3 trips to the vet (yes there are lizard vets) and more $ than I wished, she is on the mend.

She now eats on her own, we have to give her calcium shots and that was what was causing her to not go to the bathroom and making her legs not work.  Her legs now work better and she is getting her colors back.  She does not trust people very well (being abandoned does that) but is a neat lizard and she is getting more comfortable.  My wife has become quite attached.

Here is a close-up of Iggy, she is over 2' long and weighs about 2 lbs or so.  Hard to see here but her colors are starting to come back.

This is her outside home, the sun helps her get needed UV light.  Built on the cheap, only hardware cloth was bought, used old screen doors for top and bottom and used 2x4 for sides.  Front opens across entire length to make getting her in and out easier.

So that is, as Paul Harvey used to say "the rest of the story".

Thanks Cameron

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