Why is my iguana eyes closed?
Iguanas also communicate with their eyes closed. It means that the iguana is comfortable with you but is keeping an eye out on what’s going on around him. When you first get your iguana, chances are he’ll spend a great deal of time in your presence with both eyes closed.
Why is my green iguana turning blue?
These iguanas, when happy, exhibit a beautiful turquoise blue color. When they are cold or stressed, they are green. In many reptile species, the yellow pigment is slow to develop, making the young of the species look blue.
How can you tell if an iguana has kidney disease?
Kidney disease is common in captive iguanas due to improper diet and lack of water or humidity. External signs are anorexia, weight loss, swollen abdomen, dehydration, loss of muscle tone, and eventually lack of elimination. However, some iguanas may not show any signs, and act healthy even two weeks before their kidneys fail.
How does temperature affect the health of an iguana?
Temperature plays an important role to your iguana’s long term and overall health. Iguanas are cold blooded and cannot regulate their temperature metabolically. They rely on their environment and the behavior of “basking” to regulate their temperature and hence their metabolism.
What are the symptoms of metabolic bone disease in iguanas?
Symptoms of this disease include swelling of the lower jaw, curvature in the tail or back (‘S’ shaped), the lower jaw may be shorter than the upper jaw. Radiographs will show thin, low density, curved bones. Metabolic bone disease is best avoided with proper diet and correct temperature ranges in the iguanas environment.
What kind of parasites do iguanas have on them?
External Parasites, most often mites may be found on iguanas. These mites suck blood and may appear as bright red, black or dried blood in Gcolor. They are often found roaming the body, tucked under the edges of scale around the eyes, ears, or other skin folds. Mites are difficult to eliminate.
Why is my Iguana not moving or drinking?
If your iguana is very lethargic and is mostly laying, not moving much, not eating or drinking, this is most probably malnutrition and MBD (Metabolic Bone Disease). MBD is caused due to a lack of vitamin D3 and/or calcium in the diet, which slowly leads to wasting of an organism.
What should I do if my Iguana is lethargic?
Sometimes, adding more minerals to the diet can solve the problem in a short period of time. But if you delay the treatment, there will be irreversible damage. If you notice your iguana is being lethargic and is sneezing, it might have a respiratory infection. Other symptoms might include throat enlargement and rapid breathing.
What are the symptoms of a sick iguana?
Rubber jaw – a swelling of the lower jaw, softening of the tissues in the entire jaw and face. Swelling of the hind legs. Seizures and muscle twitching. Any of the above symptoms in your iguana should be addressed immediately.
Can a broken light cause an iguana to die?
If you’re ‘not in the loop’, you may interpret your iguana’s distance as natural reticence and not signs of a more serious problem. When it comes to Iguanas, a simple respiratory infection can turn into pneumonia overnight and a broken light in their cage can even result in degenerative bone conditions!