Summer is Officially Over

The temperatures at night are dipping below 50°, so it’s a little too cold for the iguanas in their outdoor pens – even with their heaters. Time to come indoors. The move usually freaks them out a bit but, for some reason, they were both pretty calm about it this year. Maybe because we picked a cold, rainy day for the move.

They spend most of their time on the window seat in the dining room where we have south-facing windows with lots of sunshine, but they will occasionally have a stroll to the bathroom and the more rigorous excercise of climbing anything they can get their claws into – Odie more so than Penny who is quite a bit older and less active.

Odie poised for a 2-foot leap to the drapes

Odie poised for a 2-foot leap to the drapes

Penny and Bob enjoy watching a movie

Penny and Bob enjoy watching a movie

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2 responses to “Summer is Officially Over

  1. yeah, like we recently exchanged: i brought Bruce in just LAST NIGHT (i was out of town, arriving late, raining, temp dropping (to upper 30’s this a.m.) — Bruce stuck her head out during the scurry thru’ the rain and i put him (Betty says Bruce is “she”) in a corner of the garage where we have a space heater set up. Bruce would be welcome in the house except for two (major) reasons: uh, defecation, and the propensity to try to burrow under “nice” furniture, scarring/scratching whatever with her hard bony shell. she doesn’t watch teevee. perhaps we should provide the opportunity?

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  2. Ann

    30s already? We’re getting high 40s at night and high 70s during the day – a little warmish here for October.

    Don’t turtles kind of hibernate? Bruce might not appreciate it if you set up a TV in her cozy garage abode. It might give him nightmares.

    I swear, the next time we acquire a reptile, I will demand that the name be unisex. After Odysseus laid eggs last spring, we looked up secondary sex characteristics of green iguanas and tentatively agreed that Penny was probably a male. Like a lot of critters, Iguanas stick to one pooping location and they prefer to do it in water, so they have a “litter box” with water in it in a corner of my sewing room off the kitchen.

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