Our iguana is lethargic and won''t eat now for several days. His limbs seem slightly trembling when we hold him. it is about 5 yrs old. can we try a home treatment?
Does your iguana get any supplements?
Do you bathe your iguana?
Do you have a UVB light? How old?
What die to you use for your IG?
Reply to Joan's Post: Did you get my reply last night????????????????
Joan is offline right now, but your reply didn't come through. If you'll post it again, it will be here when Joan comes on a little later. Thank you.
I did not get your last reply. Please resend it. Thank-you! Joan
We do not bathe our Iguana or give supplements. He eats mainly romaine lettuce sprinkled with water. He has a red lite that was recommended for iguanas bought at a pet store and has been used now for many months. His color appears normal. But he is not improving.
I am very concerned that this may be a viartmin deficiency called MBD. Metabolic Bone deficiency. The iguana needs a new uvb light every 6 months and needs the food dusted with Plain Calcium. The diet should be varied greens like collards, mustards, dandelion, hard squashes, berries and melons. Without the proper diet, supplements and lighting the iguana can get ill over time. I am going to give you a diet chart to use it is at http://www.beautifuldragons.com/ this will help you with staple greens and fruits ignore the live prey since we use that for Dragons as well as the greens. The iguan needs high humidity and should be bathed sseveral times a week since they are prone to Kiney diease. You can give the Ig a nice soak in the bath tub for at leats 30 mins. I would like to suggest a Herp Vet Visit. I am also going to give you a link to read about iguanas. http://www.greenigsociety.org/careinfo.htm Please let me know if I can help locate a herp Vet for you. I need a city and state. Joan
i just bathed him and he perked up within minutes and is moving and holding his head up. he also licked some water. but i have another observation, i said his color was normal but it is not. his limbs, especially, are orange. it's a color i have never seen on him. can not afford a vet visit but will try suggestions. does this orange color change your opinion? thank you so much! we are in the flint, michigan area. what is kiney disease and do the igs really carry salmonella? (I have kids and hate to use the family tub every week if it is dangerous)
Kidney disease can come from dehydration. Please bathe the Ig about 3x's a week and mist several times a day. You need to start getting the calcium into him asap. This will help, but he will need the UVB light or direct sunlight. The color changes reflect the mood and how the ig is feeling. Color change is very normal. As far as Salmonilla, all animals can carry it. It is a matter of sanitation. My son has been around them since he was 5 weeks old with no problems and now he is a teenager. I keep hand sanitize by the tanks or cages. You need to get the diet revamped and start the calcium asap. This will help. You can even but calcium glubonate on Beautiful Dragons the site I gave you above as a supplement to the powder.Joan
Here is a list of Herp Vets.
Thomas Bankstahl, *Jennifer PeriatParkway Small Animal & Exotic Hospital39321 GarfieldClinton Twp 48038(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Robyn BarbiersDetroit Zoo ParksPOB 39Royal Oak 48068(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
S. Wayne BeasleyCedar Creek Vet2295 N. Williamston RdWilliamston 48895(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
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* Timothy England and Chris HoweCrossroads Animal Hospital3232 North Dettman Rd.Jackson(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
* Pamela GravesJensen's Animal HospitalXXXXXbr />Petosky(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Kenneth HarrCanton Center Animal Hos5900 Canton Center RdCanton 48187(NNN) NNN-NNNNbr />Other vets here work on reptiles as well
Vicki MarshAnimal Kingdom Veterinary Hospital at Copper Leaf Farm4950 Ann Arbor Saline RdAnn Arbor 48103(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Kurt HenkelXXXXXbr />S. Lyon(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Scott R. Jandron30 East U.S. 41Negaunee 49866(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Steven McBrideCascade Hospital for AnimalXXXXXSEGrand Rapids 49546(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
XXXXX XXXXXAffiliated Vet Emergency ClinicAllen Park 48101(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Mike NeaultParkway Vet ClinicCanton 48187(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Michael PlaceXXXXXbr />Pt Huron 48060
Howard SchwartzClarkston Veterinary Clinic6687 Dixie HighwayClarkston 48346(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
Diane SweeneyXXXXXbr />Albion 49224
Paul Roger TremblayXXXXXbr />Fenton MI 48430
Reply to Joan's Post: Sounds like a good plan but what if he doesn't eat and therefore, can't get the calcium? We will buy the new lite today and begin to mist him. Will also change his diet and bathe him. Thank you for all the help and list of vets.
Keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!
Here is the link for calcium glubonate:
We can also dilute the calcium powder in Plain Pedialyte and use a syring or dropper for getting some calcium in. I think when we get the ig set up we should see the appetite come back. Joan
I have been doing Reptile Rescues for 15+ Years
Thanks for your help and time, Joan. This is a great service and Iggy thanks you, too.
p.s. I just misted Iggy and he raised his head in delight and started licking the spray. :)
You and Iggy are welcome add some calcium powder into the misting water. Where there is a will there is a way. Joan
Good idea..........I was thinking the same thing! You are right, there is always a way when we try. Take Care! Bye for now. Julie