Recently, my iguana has been biting his own tail. Not in a playful manner, mind you. This weekend, he bit the tip (about 1inch) off of his tail. Does anyone have any clue as to why he might be doing this?
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Recently, my iguana has been biting his own tail. Not in a playful manner, mind you. This weekend, he bit the tip (about 1inch) off of his tail. Does anyone have any clue as to why he might be doing this?

It sounds as if your Iguana is suffering from EXTREME stress or stressors! Identify the cause of its stress, and correct it immediately.

~Wade
news:[nq:2]Recently, my iguana has been biting his own tail. Not ... any clue as to why he might be doing this?
If I had to guess, I would say it is because iguanas are stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid beasts.
Or, perhaps Wade is right, and its an indication of stress. -Ryan
If I had to guess, I would say it is because iguanas are stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid beasts. Or, perhaps Wade is right, and its an indication of stress. -Ryan

Igs aint stupid
If I had to guess, I would say it is because iguanas are stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid stupid beasts.

They may not be overly bright, but you can't evolve far without even the most basic instinct of self preservation - Otherise, they would long since have nibbled themselves into extinction.
I don't know nothing about lizards, but logic makes it clear something's bugging the poor little guy.

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well, he viciously attacks it, and bites it again and again. He has also picked up the habit of head nodding at just about everything. Nothing has changed in his environment or diet in the months preceding his actions. I don't have a clue as to what might be bugging him.
well, he viciously attacks it, and bites it again and again. He has also picked up the habit of head ... or diet in the months preceding his actions. I don't have a clue as to what might be bugging him.

Damn, I hope you find out fast. Do you have money for a vet?

This suggestion may be a bit out there, and I stress it comes from someone with no reptile experience, but is it possible to rig a sort of a plastic "cone" around his neck to limit the damage he can do to himself while you determine the root cause? I'm thinking about the kind of dealie you give a dog, post-op.

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well, he viciously attacks it, and bites it again and ... have a clue as to what might be bugging him.

Damn, I hope you find out fast. Do you have money for a vet? This suggestion may be a ... to himself while you determine the root cause? I'm thinking about the kind of dealie you give a dog, post-op.

The technical term is an Elizabethan collar. Sold under the brand name "E-collar".
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Damn, I hope you find out fast. Do you have money for a vet?

Money for a vet? laughs I'm a poor graduate student. I don't have money to buy myself food.
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