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Boris really has his appetite now! Whew am I glad!

He finished his breakfast already.
I wasn’t sure if he was knocking his dry food out with his tail until I discovered the plate empty and no mess on his shelf.
Little Lady loved her dry food also. I had to order some from the UK because we could no longer get it here in Sweden. It’s a lovely Fruit and Flowers blend. It arrived after she had passed so it was just sitting there.
I’m so glad Boris likes it.



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Boris Update!

Our newest member of our Gullringstorp family, Boris is doing just fine.
He seems to be enjoying his new home. He watches the cats and our little Max through the plexy glass on his enclosure. He can be found on every shelf and resting area provided him. He has finally found his heated shelf and seems to enjoy it. He hasn’t started to eat yet but I offer him a nice bowl of delicious chopped veggies: kale, carrots, zucchini and apple. If the plate is untouched in the evening, it goes into the chicken’s bowl. He will soon start eating. He’s still adjusting.
I am so glad he is here with us at Gullringstorp!












Boris is at Gullringstorp !!!

We have Boris home with us at Gullringstorp !!!!
He has a lot to become adjusted to. Is say it will be sensory overload for a while. New enclosure, new sights and sounds and new family.
We will give Boris all the time he needs to feel at home at Gullringstorp.

Boris came from a very loving home but his owner was unable to spend the time needed with him. He wanted him to be in a home where he could get lots of consistent attention.

As we left, I have Boris’ dad a big hug. Even though he made this very responsible decision, I know it was difficult to say goodbye. I promised to keep him updated and send photos of Boris regularly.

Feels really good to finally have Boris here with us .










This is a first meal at Gullringstorp. Greens, shredded carrots, shredded zucchini, chopped apples







These are items that we brought from his prior home: a humidifier, food dish , heating cord and a netting to climb up on and his bath tub to swim in and potty in. I hope his familiar items help Boris have a smooth transition to his new home.





Welcome to Gullringstorp Boris!

Preparing for Boris

I lost my beloved iguana, Little Lady 4 months ago.
It was a very painful and private loss. She was a rescue that I got in USA as an adult. She lived with me nearly 15 years making her 30 when she passed. She was the love of my life with sweet eyes and gentle personality. She loved her family if cats and a dog and enjoyed every room of our home. She even had a summer house where she could enjoy our warm summer months outdoors.
I will always miss her and wish she was still in our family. There’s a major hole in the fabric that makes up our family here at Gullringstorp.

We are ready now to mend that hole. We have been in contact with an iguana owner who needs a home for his 8 year old male. He is in need of more consistent attention which he is unable to provide at this time.

After numerous emails back and forth for a month, we are satisfied that he will be happy with us.

Tomorrow morning we make the long drive to meet the newest member of our Gullringstorp family, Boris.

I apologize for not sharing our loss before, it was just too painful.

Little Lady:

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We have been so busy with last minute preparations for Boris. We will welcome him to Gullringstorp tomorrow.

He will have the two shelves to stretch out on as did Little Lady. We added a much more substantial branch. Leif cut it to fit the enclosure and wrapped around a cork log at the bottom making it easier to climb up.
He willing have 2 water containers on the lower shelf. He has a towel pillow.

Boris is used to a closed enclosure with a humidifier. To make our existing enclosure just right for Boris, we have covered the open mesh with plexy glass so the correct level of humidity remains inside as he is accustomed to.
The top has a hard surface to hold the humidifier also a space was cut out so the various important lamps can do their work. Two heat lamps, a UV lamp and a lamp on a timer.
We will place his pool at the bottom for him to go potty in. Although I bought him a new food dish, we may use the one he is used to.

We hope we have done all we can to help make his transition to his new home, as smooth as possible.

We are using the same carrier that Little Lady traveled to Sweden in so many years ago.

Max and Pip one of our cats,  just had to check out the enclosure.
Everyone here has missed Little Lady and are so excited with all the activity of the day.

We will all welcome Boris tomorrow.