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Iguana Won't Eat

Discussion in 'Green Iguanas' started by labelleninirose, Sep 29, 2008.

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  1. labelleninirose

    labelleninirose Elite Member

    Oh and I did put some coco fiber in a an old cat tray and not she is not the one bit interested....She prefers to dig in her bedding...I don't know why. She is restless.
     
  2. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Give her some time. She may want it, she may not.
     
  3. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    She may prefer to lay in her bedding as well,

    Do igs have to be bumpy on the outside when they are going to lay? Or do some have no signs?
     
  4. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    They won't necessarily look bumpy but with experience you can GENTLY feel the eggs. But they will look rather "full figured"!
     
  5. labelleninirose

    labelleninirose Elite Member

    She doesn't look full. And I did touch her sides and I didn't feel anything. She is losing weight so should I give her some baby food again with a syringe? Let me know.
     
  6. Dominick

    Dominick Founding Member

    What is her bedding?
     
  7. labelleninirose

    labelleninirose Elite Member

    It's the reptile bark made from hagen. I've been using that ever since I found her 2 years ago.
     
  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    THAT has to GO!! And tell the vet that this was in there!
    It poses a serious impaction risk! If she has swallowed some of it, it may be the reason for not eating or pooping.
     
  9. Dominick

    Dominick Founding Member

    Precisely!!

    An impaction could very well be the reason she is not eating.
     
  10. labelleninirose

    labelleninirose Elite Member

    I'm back form the Vet!!! Charlie is definitely a she and has eggs :) So the Vet told me to change around my laying settings and change the bedding and if in a week she has not layed any eggs, she will need sugery. Other than that, she is very very healthy and her bones are very very nice. So looks like I am feeding her well, ^_^ heating and lighting are great too, I went to the pet store and bought a new Solar Glo bulb to change the one I had which was 1-year old. So I am happy. Thank you everyone for your help and great news is that this is a specialist with Iggs :D
     
  11. Dominick

    Dominick Founding Member

  12. labelleninirose

    labelleninirose Elite Member

    Yes she is doing fine...she is digging in her box I set up with coco fiber but has not laid yet. She ate some carrot peels when we got home. So I am really happy she ate a little. :) For the UVB and UVA bulb I got a Solar Glo made by Hagen it's the only kind that I can find around here. For the next one I shall look for the one you sent me the link for. When I was at the pet store I bought a Pacman frog too just finished the whole set up!
     
  13. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    I'm glad she is digging in her box!
     
  14. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Just don't be surprised when the time comes if she chooses not to use it.
    Mine likes to lay on her basking shelf!

    Also be careful immediately after she lays. That is the only time my female shows any signs of aggression when she is protecting the newly laid eggs.
    An hour later she didn't care less!
     
  15. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    I would still ditch that bark substrate.
     
  16. fire2225ems

    fire2225ems Subscribed User Premium Member

    She said she was going to change it out.
     
  17. labelleninirose

    labelleninirose Elite Member

    Yeah, it's paper towel now. She hasn't laid yet though.... I'm still waiting. :S
     
  18. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    Any updates? Did she lay? If she does I'd like pics. My iguana should lay this year sometime I think he's a girl haha.

    After they lay eggs is there anything special you should do food wise? To get their energy back?
     
  19. Dominick

    Dominick Founding Member

    Offer high calcium foods to help replenish the calcium that was depleted during laying.
     
  20. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    Did she have surgery?
     
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