HANDLE IGGIES AGGRESSIVELY TO SHOW THEM WHO’S BOSS
Some people would argue that the best way to acclimate an iguana is through aggressive handling: grabbing them roughly from their cages and holding them tightly until they calmed down. The problem with this method is it puts unnecessary stress on the iguana which is detrimental to their overall health. It also teaches them to be afraid of humans. Tiny, scared baby iguanas aren’t much of a threat since their tail whips, bites, and scratches can’t do much damage. However, having a full-grown iguana, especially a male, with trust issues since childhood could mean a one way trip to the hospital for the people around them. In fact, those who use this cruel method may get frustrated and release them into the wild or give them away.