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  • #755

    tlstaz6543
    Participant
    Cricket Contest

    Izzy’s (a Madagascar spiny tailed iguana) thoughts on the possibility of not winning 😂😂

  • #761

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Izzy looks like she/he could certainly appreciate a win.  Question for you, I was under the impression that these lizards are herbivorous, so what will Izzy do with all of those crickets or am I mistaken about the diet of the Madagascan variety of iguana?

  • #762

    tlstaz6543
    Participant

    Hi!  From what we were told when we got her and Spike, they mainly feed on crickets.  Sometimes we’ll put some veggies and leafy greens but they mostly eat crickets…they chow them down too!

  • #765

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Thanks for clarifying that!  In case we ever do a care guide on this species, and I hope that we do, I am going to start doing my homework now.  How many crickets per day does Izzy eat and do you feed every day or allow for a fasting day?

  • #770

    tlstaz6543
    Participant

    We feed her and Spike about 30 or so every 3 or 4 days.  At first, we were buying too large of a cricket and we think she was intimidated because she wasn’t eating as well as Spike.   We started ordering smaller ones and now she chows down lol

  • #779

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Is Spike another Madagascan?  If they are a pair, then I assume you are thinking of breeding them?

  • #804

    tlstaz6543
    Participant

    He is!  It wasn’t our intention when we got them to breed them but if they do, it’s be cool.  We really didn’t know what sex they were.  It was with research after the fact that we’ve decided, and could still be wrong, what they were.  We bought them at a local Repitcon event almost a year and half ago. Spike is larger than Izzy.  I’ll share some more pics 😊

  • #805

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    People who have been to large Repticons say that they are an absolute hoot.  What was your overall impression?  Where was the one that you attended?

  • #806

    tlstaz6543
    Participant

    There were critters everywhere lol.  It was in East Ridge, TN…just over the state line from GA which is where we live.  Here are some more pics of Spike and Izzy…first their ‘home’ and then individuals.  Spike is larger than Izzy and currently shedding or molting or whatever it is they do lol.

  • #812

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    If these guys are over 15 months old they could start breeding anytime, but the eggs may not be fertile.  If you decide you have your heart-set on cute little mini spinies, then I would start brumation in September to encourage a breeding cycle in early spring of 2020.  Can’t wait to see those promised photos of the happy couple!

  • #823

    tlstaz6543
    Participant

    I’m replying and attaching additional photos but for some reason, they’re not showing up in the thread.  I’m not sure what I am doing wrong 🙁

  • #825

    Zoodulcis
    Moderator

    Let me refer this issue to the grand poobah (Keymaster) to see what is showing up on his end of things and get his input on troubleshooting.

  • #828

    tlstaz6543
    Participant

    Thank you!

  • #829

    tlstaz6543
    Participant

    I think my pics are too large…not sure if I know how to fix that.  Getting my son’s help lol

    • #835

      CritterDepot
      Keymaster

      Thanks for the beautiful pic of your iguana!  I heard about your trouble uploading pics, and I think it has to do with the size of the file.  I’m uploading a pic here to see if I can get it to work.

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      • #837

        CritterDepot
        Keymaster

        hmmm looks like it isn’t working, regardless of pic size.  sorry about that!  I’ll have to reach out to someone a bit more tech savvy.