So we got two really cool lookin' fellas...
Except there is a problem :/
These fellas are Long Term Captives, meaning they were wild caught initially.
They should be more active between April and March, but remain active until the winer months.
They should be fed vegetables, such as Romaine, dandelions, assortment of other greens, fruits, and flowers like Perennials and rose petals.
However the person before us owned them for 2 years, for their son who didn't know anything about them (actually, not many people do!) and they were being fed nothing but crickets. We are pretty sure BOTH are males, which can be very dangerous during the mating season... One of the iguana's tails (picture shows in my hand) has had re-growth, along with a missing toe, and the other MIGHT have a little black mite, or a wood sliver, or something in his belly.
They were being fed ONLY crickets.
Now they refuse all greens, no matter how they are given... Wrapped around or under a cricket, they throw it up! They won't touch it....
And they are vegeterians, but CAN be given crickets or mealworms very very occassionally. We don't want to encourage them eating crickets...
One of them is very underweight (the one in my hand), as the other IS the alpha male, and the diet is VERY bad for them.
They are very very lazy, even at night (they should be more active later in the day, and into the night)
Anyone have ANY experience with them?
The only vet that MIGHT know what to do, is 6 hours away. Desert Iguanas are EXTREMELY rare in Alberta, and aren't found much in Canada anyways... Mainly some regions in USA and MEXICO.