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Iguana Needs Good Home

Discussion in 'Adoptions' started by smartin78, Jan 19, 2005.

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  1. smartin78

    smartin78 Member

    Louie is about 9 years old. I adopted him from a friend of a friend that was moving into an apartment and would not allow him. He is 3 - 4 Feet long. Loves human contact (I honestly had no idea a lizard could be so loving). Litter box trained. He is good with Kids, Dogs and Cats.

    I have developed SEVER allergies to his dander and can not give him the attention he needs and deserves.

    I will include all of the supplies I have for him which include

    Cage (I never close the cage. He is allowed to roam free in his bedroom and sometimes the house. this should be kept in mind. I am not sure how he would react to being stuck in a cage all day.)
    7' tall
    4' wide
    2' deep

    his lights and ceramic heat light
    Litter Box

    We live in St. Charles MO. which is about 15 minutes west of St. Louis.
  2. Ace

    Ace Elite Member


    What I have always wanted was a Iguana, Especially to adopt one beacause there are so many out there that need help.. My mother as some may know tends to change her mind on things alot I dont know what she would say but I would love to give it a try! I live in kansas so I wouldnt have to travel very far and it would be well worth it.

    As I have said before I ahave limited acesses to the internet is there anyway I can have your phone nuimber and I can call you? If you want mine I can give that to you also.
  3. SurvivorSteph

    SurvivorSteph Subscribed User Premium Member

    Ace, have you done any reading on how to care for an ig: how big they get, what they should eat, proper light sources, and temps for them? If not, you need to BEFORE you take one. Looks like this one comes pretty well set-up, but there's still gonna be a vet visit to pay for (about $75-100 total with lab work and meds, if needed). Louie is small for his age, which makes me think there was some poor care at some point which means the potential for health problems is quite high.

    Your mom should also do some research so she knows what you all are getting into.

    Plus you'll need to figure out where that cage will go and how you'll get it home. If the cage doesn't come apart, it probably won't fit in your house... most doors are only 6 feet tall.

    I don't mean to spoil your plans, but there's a lot more to consider than just the fact that an ig needs a home. If you'd like, I'd love to talk privately with you and your mom about it.
  4. Ace

    Ace Elite Member


    I have been reserching Iguanas since I was 10 yrs old! My mother knows exactly what is needed and so do I! I tryed to rehab a young one but it died with no Success, with the cage I already thought of that and I was going to ask about that or have a few of my male friends help me out of figureing that out. As for vet I have a great one that has worked with my baby Iguana that passed and my water dragons. I have money and I am willing to use it on any animal above myself
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Easy there Audrey! Nobody is attacking you. Steph is just concerned that you might not know what you were getting into. That is something many of us that are long term keepers of iguanas are all too familiar with. There is a lot to consider when taking on one of these guys. She just didn't want you to get caught unaware.
  6. Ace

    Ace Elite Member


    I truelly am sorry I didnt mean to come off so mean! I read it over and realized how horribly rude I was! Please accept my apologies i would love for you to talk to me and my mom that is a nice offer my mom is at work right now and I am at my friends that is like a war zone so I cant stay here.. I would love for you too call me. Once again I am so sorry.

    ****Phone numbers were sent via PM****
  7. SurvivorSteph

    SurvivorSteph Subscribed User Premium Member

    Not a problem, apology accepted! It sounds like you've done quite a bit of research, but I'd still like to give you a call if you don't mind. Rich PM'd me your contact info, and I'll call you tomorrow (Saturday). I'm looking forward to talking!
  8. samantha

    samantha Elite Member

    i love iguanas, i had one for 3 years, they are very affectionate, uvb lighting , ours also roamed the whole house, he was potty trained to go in his water dish, and he would come out to the kitchen every morning before i went to school to get some green beans or corn or carrots or peas ect, and he would say goodbye by climbing up my pants and my shirt to sit on my head, he even slept under my pillow , waking up to a big green face was a shock but it made me smile. they are lovely pets and i hope all goes well with him getting a home, i would have spoke for him but hes already spoken for...and i cant come get him lol. ace i hope if you get him you will enjoy him a whole lot!
  9. Ace

    Ace Elite Member


    Even though it is not a sure thing I have a ride arranged and the ok from my mom all I need is the directions! I cant wait for your phone call!! I am making room for him I sure hope that smartin78 will contact me! I am going to stay with my friend jerod some of the night so I can use the computer :)

    Thanks everyone again for all your help
  10. Mark

    Mark Elite Member

    If this falls through I have a really good vet in Chesterfield for my ig. They may be able to point you toward someone who will adopt the ig. Or, if you call the office and ask very nicely, they may allow you to post an adoption flier on a bulletin board.

    Clarkson-Willson Vet Clinic -- on Clarkson road between Baxter and Kehrs Mills, about 5 minutes south of 40/64
  11. smartin78

    smartin78 Member

    Sorry everyone, I have been in Texas the last few days and did not have access to the internet. Contact me by email. and I will send you my phone number. I will also email you some photos of him and the cage. I will warn you about the cage. I have removed the door from the cage. The door no longer has screen on it. You will have to rescreen the door. It will take some pretty heavy duty screen to keep him in there if you plan on leaving him locked up in there. As I mentioned before he is use to haveing a whole bedroom with the cage just acting as a place for heat, security and something tall to sit on.

    I do have a crate for him to be escorted home in. You will need a rather large truck to transport the cage as it doesn't come apart. But it can be carried by two to three people rather easily. I have moved it from one house to the one I am in now.
  12. smartin78

    smartin78 Member

    I just read your PM I will give you a call tomorrow when I get home from work and we can see what we can work out.

  13. jman

    jman Elite Member

    I wish you the best of luck on finding a home

    by the way i am from los angeles so if i can help pm me
  14. Ace

    Ace Elite Member


    I will look forward to your phone call!:)
  15. smartin78

    smartin78 Member

    I wanted to update everyone. Ace has agreed to give Louie a good home. I am sure she will offer him much more love and affection then I can with my Allergies.

    Thanks Everyone and Thank You Ace
  16. SurvivorSteph

    SurvivorSteph Subscribed User Premium Member

    YEAH!! I spoke to Ace on the phone, and I'm confident she'll be a great ig-mommy!
  17. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    And let me tell you, coming from Steph, THAT is a glowing recommendation! :D
  18. SurvivorSteph

    SurvivorSteph Subscribed User Premium Member

    <blushing> Thanks Merlin!
  19. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Just call it as I see it! ;)
  20. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    I just love it....

    When an iguana gets a great new home...brings a tear to my eye.....Lyn
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