It’s not set in stone yet, but I may be adopting Sancho here. It all depends on his rescuer making the final call for transport, I’m ok’d as a good home otherwise but they’re being understandably careful in the decision to move this guy.
Sancho is a victim of neglect so severe, he’s permanently handicapped. He’s lucky to have lived long enough to be made well. He’s a sensitive, low key iguana who is surprisingly forgiving of humans for what they’ve done to him. He does his best to live a normal green iguana life, but it is harder for him. Right now Sancho spends his second chance triumphing over stairs, taking over beds, cuddling soft bags of warmed rice, and looking out windows. He’s a trooper, and despite his appearance, one of the lucky ones. Most iguanas who suffer Sancho’s brand of neglect die rather than being found and taken in by someone capable of rehabilitating them.
This could have been easily prevented with something as simple as a UVB bulb and proper supplementation, which are iguana care basics. UVB is incredibly important for a large number of lizards. His deficiency can be reversed and further damage can be stopped, but the deformities seen here can never be undone. This is what happens when people buy pets without doing proper research and dedicating themselves whole and entire to proper care: the animal suffers in the end. If you’re going to own a reptile, make sure you do your research, be honest with yourself on what you can handle, and remember the needs of a living thing in your care come before your wants always.