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    Is daily handling important ?

    I have always felt that getting you animals used to being handled is important ! Here is one example why ! Slick is having a soak , please notice the dark area on the right side of his mouth !

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    It turned out to be ,dry ,crusted food . Left unnattended this might very well lead to a bacterial infection . An expensive trip to the Vet and antibiotics ! This doesn't include the trauma to your reptile !
    A little rubbing and scrubbing with a Q Tip , and Slick was "Good to go" !

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    Because he is so used to being handled , it was easy to deal with and no trauma for Slick , who was ready to go about his business !

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    You're right. The bath helps to wash the face. Thanks to the bath, my iguanas can also remove the remnants of food.
    My name is Irina. Sorry my mistakes in English.

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    My iggy is a messy eater. I always have to clean his face, mouth & dewlap after his meal but he likes that attention & it's one of our daily bonding routine ( or i'm just slaving away... )

    Good advice Duane!!!
    Hello~ my name is Taka. I have a red iguana Charby

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    Slick does not mind that Dad shows a lot of attention to him. Such a lovely diamond!
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    My name is Irina. Sorry my mistakes in English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dimzel View Post
    Slick does not mind that Dad shows a lot of attention to him. Such a lovely diamond!
    He actually loves the attention ! He is like "all eye's are on me , I must be important" !

    Quote Originally Posted by Takacha View Post
    My iggy is a messy eater. I always have to clean his face, mouth & dewlap after his meal but he likes that attention & it's one of our daily bonding routine ( or i'm just slaving away... )

    Good advice Duane!!!
    As long as he likes it , you cant go wrong !

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    You are right, Duane. With daily interaction our kids come to know what to expect and feel accepting, if not relaxed.
    That is why it is important to respect their rhythm at the beginning, gently guiding them to the right direction.
    It is a delicate balance, but so rewarding.

    I could not imagine Slick loving the attention. He looks so quiet and innocent on the photos.
    Hello all my name is Mariana, mother to the green iguana Johnny

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    Thank you Duane it is a great demonstration on good bonding with your reptile. We also love you see Slick.
    Saving the world, one reptile at a time. They make me want to be a better person. My name is Ann.

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    I was really surprised that he didn't put up a fuss when I was rubbing with the Q tip ! Sometimes I think they can sense that you are helping them !

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    I was really surprised that he didn't put up a fuss when I was rubbing with the Q tip !
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    My name is Irina. Sorry my mistakes in English.

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    Their trust is a beautiful thing.

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    Hello all my name is Mariana, mother to the green iguana Johnny

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