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 #576718


Fat iguana
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 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

My iggy(thats his name) shakes his head kind of like a cat that has fleas. could that possibly that he is sick. I am going to post a pic of of iggy as soon as i can. he is a nice healthy green and is starting to get tame.



12/18/05  10:20pm

 #578578


Smm012
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  Message To: Fat iguana   In reference to Message Id: 576718


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

Iguanas will shake,nod and bob their heads as a way of communicating with you,or each other. BE ADVISED,THOUGH, DO NOT DO IT BACK TO THEM!!YOU HAVE NO CLUE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, AND THAT CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS!!( and bites)



12/20/05  07:47pm

 #578762


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  Message To: Smm012   In reference to Message Id: 578578


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

yes when they shake their head that is because they dont want to be petted, and telling you that it doesnt want to be bothered in a nice way. My rex does it everytime i rub him on the head (because he looks so damn cute). He shakes his head a couple of times (especially when hes basking, but he lets you rub him on the head when hes not basking). Anyways, there are other behavioural languages such as headbobbing that tells you to leave him/her alone. I headbob back with a stuff animal and trogdor and the stuff animal start fighting. Really cool, but when trogdor bites the stuff animal she eats alot of the hair or fur or whatever is on the stuff animal so that may pose a problem.



12/20/05  10:49pm

 #579621


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  Message To: Spartan34   In reference to Message Id: 578762


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

Headbobing could mean alot of things.. it could mean he is saying hello how r you? or hey back of leave me alone.. my male dos it alot too.. but he is saying hello.. he is my baby..



Neil



12/21/05  08:25pm

 #579622


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  Message To: Spartan34   In reference to Message Id: 578762


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

Headbobing could mean alot of things.. it could mean he is saying hello how r you? or hey back of leave me alone.. my male dos it alot too.. but he is saying hello.. he is my baby..



Neil



12/21/05  08:26pm

 #579911


Smm012
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  Message To: Kling   In reference to Message Id: 579622


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

NICE LIZARD! Males also like to bob to say "look at me, I’m THE man!"



12/22/05  02:06am

 #585136


Fat iguana
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  Message To: Smm012   In reference to Message Id: 579911


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

Thanks guys for all the help. i took Iggy to the vet and they said that head bobbing is normal but head shakeing is not. What it means is that he is not sheading correctly. he has not shead for the past two months, and that is making him irritated.



12/28/05  04:54am

 #585424


Hairylags
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  Message To: Fat iguana   In reference to Message Id: 585136


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

one of my igs is a grumpy old lady and she shakes here head NO! every time i open her cage she just likes to lie around and not be bothered :)



12/28/05  01:45pm

 #585508


Albaraa
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  Message To: Fat iguana   In reference to Message Id: 576718


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

i never seen my iqu.. shanking or headbobin..::>? ot i might not noticed it... if it doesnt like me to touch it.. it hit with the tail or make sudden movements ? then i understand iqu wanna be alone?
whenever i touch the head..he closes the eyes and freez..make the head up.. i heared that pozition means he is in defenc position... is it right?



12/28/05  03:26pm

 #585672


Hairylags
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  Message To: Albaraa   In reference to Message Id: 585508


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

yea its mostly because he doesn’t want his eyes to be poked :)
its the same as when someone pretends to hit you and u flinch and scwint your eyes. Some people think that its the Iguana showing affection. But it really is not. Don’t get me wrong Igs do show plenty of it.



12/28/05  06:14pm

 #585737


TAZ™
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  Message To: Hairylags   In reference to Message Id: 585672


 Do your iguanas shake they’re heads?

when Females bob there head its always bad meanin males it could be bad or friendly females are rude lol i read that when they do it it some times it means hey you there get me FOOD NOW.



12/28/05  07:22pm


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