So, basically I'm looking for any tips and advice on how to make my iguana more comfortable with my hand in his cage. Hello! I recently acquired an iguana. I've never owned an iguana before, but have experience with many other reptiles and have done extensive research. I'm fairly confident my iguana's enclosure and diet is more than acceptable. This particular iguana I got from a pet store. He was kept at the pet store for about 8 months and is only a little over a year old. When they got him into the pet store, he had health issues (such as worms and parasites) which meant he had to be medically treated for a while. This, combined with the stress of being kept at a pet store (constant hoards of people staring, small/poor living conditions with no hides) has made him relatively traumatized. I just really wanted to give him a good home... Lol It's been about two weeks that I've let him acclimate. He's become quite comfortable in his enclosure. He's very explorative and active; he demonstrates a lot of happy behaviors. He doesn't seem stressed at my presence, but as soon as I stick my hand in that cage he's on high alert. His position changes, he stands up tall and will tail whip me as I slowly attempt to feed him. The couple times I've held him because I had too, he was flighty and would squirm/whip up until I was actually holding him. Then, he would let me pet him, close his eyes, and seemed very comfortable. But, I haven't persued that because I don't want to have to chase him down in his tank to hold him. It doesn't seem right. So, basically I'm looking for any tips and advice on how to make my iguana more comfortable with my hand in his cage and build trust.