I’ve never really had much experience with reptiles, so I couldn’t tell you a whole lot about iguanas.
I’ve always thought that they were relaxed, calm critters — that is, until I saw how easy it is to provoke them into a murderous rage. Take this angry lizard, for example.
When introduced to a stuffed version of himself, he was NOT impressed, to say the least. He was so upset by what he saw, in fact, that he went totally nuts on the thing.
Well, I’m never messing with one of these guys.
When this iguana spotted a stuffed animal that looked like him, he snuck up behind it and tried to tear it into pieces. When he saw that his attack didn’t work, he just stared it down with an intimidating look.
Apparently, male iguanas are territorial creatures, so they can become very aggressive at times, especially if they spot a female during their mating season.
Some people who own them actually use these toys to help them burn off that built-up aggression so they don’t attack.
This is a male red iguana being aggressive. He is still in breeding season and he seen my large female iguana which made him act out. I use the toy to help him burn that built up aggression off in order to work with him later on.
I guess it’s better to destroy a toy rather than someone’s hand, right? Don’t worry, buddy, I’d be running too.