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We have a dog. She is half pit half rot and as loyal and loving as they come. Although she is 12 1/2 years old and does not really want to play with younger dogs anymore. I think her arthritis hurts to run around.
We put our cat of 16 years down last month.
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It takes time, you have to take advantage of their instinct to defecate in water (in the jungles they're arboreal and typically live near rivers, they like to let it plop into the water and be carried away, so predators cant find it and by extension them).
An iguana is essentially as intelligent as a cat, so, its kind of like litterbox training. You watch for the signs its gotta go (it will start to raise on its haunches), then stick him on the toilet.
Eventually it will stop kicking the crap out of you and relax enough to go. Give it a treat (mine liked choc. ice cream or ham) and keep at it.
This took maybe 6 weeks? It was awhile ago. Mine crapped only once a day so it was easy to knwo when to be ready. Naturally it has to be large enough to do this, so, figure at least a 3 year old. You can also train them to crap on newspaper in one spot like a litterbox (which some use) the same way.
Mine was too large for a tank, so he was "free range" in the house. He'd scratch the bathroom door when he had to go.
He'd also come running when my mother was cooking something good (i.e. always) and climb onto the table to be fed, which we discouraged because no one wants a lizard eating off their plate. You'd hear him coming from the claws on the hardwood floors. It was the only time his fat ass moved with purpose.
God I miss him!
Currently, I have no pets. My lifestyle isn't conducive to pet ownership.
My girlfriend, on the other hand, seems to think that we absolutely, positively, without a doubt in the whole damn universe, MUST have a dog with us once we begin to travel the continental United States in a Peterbilt. Not only that, she's suggesting little yapping dust bunnies. What self respecting trucker travels around with yippy furballs with unpronounceable breed names?
Maybe I can talk her into a snake; the lot lizards are sure to dig THAT....
"God Almighty created simplicity. Complexity, inspired by the Great Deceiver, tends to be the province of men. " S. H. M., IV
I'm an American-American
Must be universal to women, my wife has been trying to get me to get a dog for awhile, despite the fact we have our hands full with little kids.
She tries to get the kids on her side, 'Wouldn't it be fun to have a puppy"? Like you our lifestyle cant accept one now. The kids say "no" at least.
I grew up with dogs and like them, but now I'm the man of the house and have to pay the vet bills, put it down in 12 years, etc I really don' think its worth the hassle.
And the shedding. And the dead patches on the lawn. And the inevitable fight with the skunk that lives in my yard....NO!
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