Toilet Training Large Lizards
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Some large lizards, like iguanas,
can be toilet trained if started from a very early age.
It is important to start them early, as larger lizards
are very impressionable, and they need to get used to
going in the same spot.
Lizards will be easier to train when they are calm,
so if your lizard is still afraid of you, it will be
very difficult to train. Be diligent though! You need
to keep trying for your lizards to get used to going
in the same spot.
The easiest way to 'potty' train your lizard is to
use a shallow pan of warm water. Water is a natural
toilet for lizards, as they tend to defecate in water
regularly. Wait until your lizard has warmed up by basking
for a while in the mornings. Place them in warm water
up to their 'armpits'.
You may also be successful in getting your large lizards
to use newspaper on the ground. As long as you are diligent
in your efforts and get them to defecate in the same
spot over and over, they will begin to think of that
spot as their bathroom.