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No worries the call is an auto reponse.Is this about an Iguana?
Can you tell me about the enclosure?
UVB bulb, strength, age and brand?
Temps in basking area and ambient temp?
Diet is poor at best. Kale binds calcium and should not be fed as a staple. It can lead to MBD Metabolic Bone Disease. The fruits should be limited because of sugar content. This is an Iguana food list: It tells you is each food is a staple or occassional. http://www.greenigsociety.org/foodchart.htm
Iguanas can be bathed once a day for 20-30 mins. It is a good for them because they love to defecate in the water. YOu can try 2 ccs of baby food prunes and wait about 45 mins and then give a warm soak. While in the soak gently massage the abdomen. This should help produce a stool. You can repeat this for 3 days and if it does not work, you may eed to get something like Parafin from the Vet to move the stool.
Make sure you are using a good calcium supplement on the foods 5 days a week and 2 days a week with a Vitamin.
I think the change to the correct veggies like collard greens, mustard greens, dandelio greens, escarole, Butternut squash and acorn squash will help your Iggy feel better.
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She only needs one good soak a day. Follow the instructions with the baby food prunes. 2 cc is a small amount because we do not want to cause diarrhea. she can aslo get some Pure canned pumpkin with her food. it is a staple and a high fiber food.. Make sure she is getting her calcium. Reptiles can lay eggs even without a male, so it is coming on spring and egg laying season, so make sure she gets her calcium, since the Kale diet. Look at the food chart I sent it will help.
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