I thought I would share my new rock iguana. I got him in November and only after years of wanting a rock iguana and researching the different breeds available, did I choose to purchase one. The decision to get a Cuban was based on the general consensus, at least from my research, that this species usually quite tame. I did not get him to breed, he is going to be a pet. In the two and a half months that I have had him he has already changed significantly. He was very nervous and flighty when I got him but already he seems to enjoy human interaction. He eagerly eats from my hand and allows me to pick him up with no resistance. He likes a good scratch behind his head and will close his eyes and allow me to pick at shedding skin. He is almost always shedding because he is growing constantly, he is already about 18" long. At this point he will wait for me to take him out of his cage and go to the bathroom on a piece newspaper in his training enclosure. If the sun is shining in that room he will climb up on my leg and sprawl out as long as I let him. Eventually, when he is housebroken, he will have free run of the house. I plan to do this in small increments, increasing his limits while allowing him to learn where his basking spots, food, water, bathroom, and sleeping spaces are. So far he has shown intelligence and the desire to be around me without fleeing away. I can't wait for him to become a valued member of our family like my late dog was. I realize the majority of posts here are more scientific and related to husbandry and breeding. I thought this might just be different and interesting to a few folks.
Here is when I got him.
This is a recent picture of him hanging out.