I haven’t posted in a while and I apologize. There has just been so much going on that time slips away. Let’s see, maybe I can just give you the highlights…
Saoirse Marie has been adopted out. She found a wonderful home where she can be an only iguana with parents who I feel sure are going to spoil her.
We had a little one come in about a week ago or so who was adopted out today to a young couple. We hope to hear what they name her and see pictures of her growing up.
Bigger Bit who has been with us for a few months may finally find a home. A wonderful family came into Petco today and just fell in love with her. They have already renamed her Marilyn. As soon as they can get a cage and learn what an iguana needs, they will come take her home.
On a funny note, Lizzy has been confirmed to be a Mr. Izzy! Most iguanas look like females until they go through puberty around the age of 5. Izzy came to us right about that age and the longer he has been here the more male traits he has shown. He has recently become a bit randy with all the girls as well. Trying to remember to call him Izzy instead of Lizzy has been an adjustment. It is also a big decision on whether or not to keep him since two male iguanas in the same house is not usually a good idea. We’ll see, Mom has always been pretty attached to Izzy.
On a sad note, however, last week we got in an iguana that I knew from my days back at the rescue. Her name was Ezra. I may do a post specifically on her soon. She was a beautiful fat iguana when she was adopted out. When she came back us she was nothing but skin and bones. Mom tried her hardest to feed her proper foods. Ezra really took to Mom and pretty much didn’t leave her side for days. Unfortunately, it turns out Ezra was very sick and passed away after only being with us about 5 days. Mom has been pretty devastated over it but unfortunately it’s the kind of thing you have to learn to deal with when you work with rescue animals.
We went to the Myrtle Beach Reptile show a few weeks ago. It was fun going camping; although, we were kind of close to an airport and the planes freaked me out. We checked out of the campground on Sunday and went back to the reptile show for one last look around. Well turns out that the entrance to the convention center is not really made for trailers. Mom got a bit too close to the guard shack and took the lights off the building! Turns out we weren’t the first to take those lights off though. So far nothing has come of it except Mom has to replace a vent cover on the camper. Oh well. They did end up bringing home another iguana. Mom and Dad are a sucker for a baby iguana. This one is a baby red and was maybe 2 months old at the show. She is kind of cute but tends to sit on my head in the bath tub! Crazy baby. So far her nickname is Brooch because she just clings to Mom’s shirt like a little brooch. She is way too young to tell what sex she is so we’ll just wait and see.
I think those are the most important things that have been happening. I’m going to try to get on here more often and keep you all updated. If you have anything you want to learn about iguanas, feel free to ask in the comments or drop us an email on the contact form. I’ll be happy to do a post just for you!