My iguana is shaking and cold to the touch. Everywhere I have read says this is hypothermia... is this true and if it is how can I help him?
Optional Information: Age: 1; Male; Breed: IguanaAlready Tried: Giving him luke warm baths, thats what a place on the internet told me to do. I have also tried turning off all of his lights and gradually turning them back on to try and warm him up slowly.
What type of lighting are you using?
What are your Temps?
Do you use any supplements?
Reply to Jav917's Post: Brooder bulbs and the temp is between 80-90 sometimes we sprinkle rep-cal calcium on his greens (mustard, collard, turnip)
Your problem is not Hypotheremia , but Metabolic Bone disease. An Iguana cannot Metabolize the Calcium unless you are using a UVB bulb which simulates sunlight. The first sign of MBD is twitching and shaking. This Ig needs to get under a UVB light or into some direct sunlight asap. This will help. This is the type of bulb you should be using.
The Temps should be about 80*-90*F . This is another link that will help you with the care. Joan