My human daughter was around 2 years old (she's 2.5 now, wow!) and she nearly stepped on Iggy. I had a flash of how bad this could be if repeated. As I've mentioned in earlier posts, we live in a converted 1.5 car garage so it's a VERY small space. Having Iggy here was difficult but I tried to make it work. Her new enclosure we a tight squeeze for her and she was having extreme difficulties coming down the narrow ramp to use her potty.
I was running around trying to get out the door to story time and Iggy would decide it was time to poop. I'd have to break out the tub, fill it, struggle to get her out, get scratched up in the process....then wait, clean up, and while my daughter is "loving" on Iggy. It was so hectic.
I kept making excuses thinking we would be moving out of here to a home soon. But fast forward to now, Iggy is adopted out and bam! my husband is in the middle of a health crisis and job change. We aren't moving that soon. :(
So, I put some ads out there and had a few interested parties. Finally, I decided on one family and the nice man and his son came down to get Iggy. They were gentle with her and patient. I was a nervous wreck; thinking about how difficult it might be for Iggy to transition out of here. But... it seems like she was fine. And now, better than fine! I have received updates and pictures and she is happily living with a window view and able to roam when she needs to. Not to mention an awesome enclosure!!
I really loved and still love her. My daughter always asks about her and plays with her toy iguanas. It makes me sad still but I am glad I could spend so many years with her. In the future, waaaay future, I'd love to return the favor and adopt another iguana provided I have the room! They are such awesome pets but they do require A LOT of time, patience and research to give them the best.
Last shot of her sleeping, my baby
Nanny and Poppy came to see Iggy off
My daughter kissing Iggy goodbye
Good Luck Iggy, we love you!