Blue Iguana...Pics Added!

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Lsorrent

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So I've been really MIA lately, new job, house moving, etc. I've got a lot to catch up on and a lot of pics to post. Will do later. Anyhow, I went to the New York Reptile Expo today in White Plains, and what do you know....came home with a baby iggie! It's a Cuban x Blue Iguana. No name yet, and (s)he's still getting accustomed. Put a salad of escarole and apples in the tank for now with a bowl of water, and I have a Reptisun 10 that I picked up (same thing I use for the beardies). Working on my research now, but wondering if there's anything else I need to know that's imperative.

Thanks!

PS - will post pics later :D
 

vickson420

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Hi
I only have one question?Where are the pics? :D
Just kidding,Congrats on the new Iggy!
 

Lsorrent

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Pics coming tonight...I promise :lol: Still have some things to do to help him get settled. Actually about to go to Home Depot now for the light fixtures.
 

vickson420

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Lsorrent":2e9ff said:
Pics coming tonight...I promise :lol: Still have some things to do to help him get settled. Actually about to go to Home Depot now for the light fixtures.
Hee Hee ok well I guess thats more important :mrgreen: Looking forward to seeing the pics.So is he filled with that Iggy attitude yet?
 

Lsorrent

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Pics are in photo expressions :D

He definitely has the iggy attitude. He's very skittish right now, but that's to be expected. He's hissed a couple of times, and has opened his mouth at me, but nothing a little loving can't fix :p
 

Lsorrent

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Here's his tank (for the next few months or so....obviously we'll have to upgrade)

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See him in the corner climbing the mesh?

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Close-ups of him climbing the mesh

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Hope you enjoy! If anyone has any advice or tips for me...go right ahead!
 

Tiantha

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Wow Blue. Are you in the conservation program for these guys? I heard they are becomign more and more rare in the wild in the one island they are found on. Greens from Mexico got lose and are populating in competition with them.

Read it on the news!

Edit ConserVAtion...
 

Lsorrent

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Well he's a cross between a Cuban Rock Iggie and a Blue iggie. The Grand Cayman Blues are VERY endangered (actually it's illegal to own them), but the Cubans not as much. I think he's called a Lewisi Hybrid, but I'm not positive yet. Unfortunately there's not a whole lot of info out there on these guys in captivity, so I'm doing my best.
 

Tiantha

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OH wow...educate me why don't you! ;) Very cool. Interesting Cross and YES that is the Island I was thinking of. You rock. I can't wait to get home and see your pictures...Forbidden sucks...work... grumble...
 

Lsorrent

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BELIEVE ME, I've been doing TONS of research the past couple of days. I had always told myself that the next reptile I got was going to be planned and prepared for....then Brody stole my heart and I couldn't pass him up :love5: . So now I'm trying to get as much info as possible in the shortest amount of time :oops:

Hope you get to see the pictures. He really is a cutie (if I do say so myself :D )
 

DaveDragon

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I saw him at the show!! I even asked the guy if it was a Blue/Cuban cross. We bought a Red Ackie from that guy. We already have a Cuban, otherwise he might have been at MY house!
 

Lsorrent

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DaveDragon":c05e4 said:
I saw him at the show!! I even asked the guy if it was a Blue/Cuban cross. We bought a Red Ackie from that guy. We already have a Cuban, otherwise he might have been at MY house!

You have a cuban???? HELP! I'm having so much trouble finding any info on these guys....I've only found minimal care info and mostly for green iggies.
 

DaveDragon

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Lsorrent":ec4fa said:
DaveDragon":ec4fa said:
I saw him at the show!! I even asked the guy if it was a Blue/Cuban cross. We bought a Red Ackie from that guy. We already have a Cuban, otherwise he might have been at MY house!

You have a cuban???? HELP! I'm having so much trouble finding any info on these guys....I've only found minimal care info and mostly for green iggies.
There isn't much info out there. I've been told the care is pretty much the same as Green Iggies. No protein!!! Veggies only!!!

These are all my bookmarks on Cubans & Greens.

http://www.michherp.org/cyclura.pdf

http://www.centralpets.com/animals/reptiles/lizards/lzd2694.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclura_nubila_nubila

This is Carol's site (The Iguana Rescue at the left side of the entrance at the show).
http://www.reptilecare.com/cyclura.htm

http://www.greenigsociety.org/careinfo.htm

http://php.indiana.edu/~emartins/Melissa/care.html

http://www.anapsid.org/iguana/index.html

http://www.todaysplanet.com/pg/beta/lizardlover/page21.htm

http://www.cyclura.com/

Enjoy!!!!
 
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