This little lady has been with us for a long time! She is now 22 years old and still eating daily and interacting with us as if all if fine. We don’t know how much longer we will get to have her with us but we are thankful for each and every day.

We have know Lizzy since she was a baby. She was surrendered to the WSU Exotics Ward in her first year of life. After living the at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital for several years we adopted her and brought her home to live with us. That was 15 years ago!

She has been one of our best and most well know educational animals over the years. Lizzy has been in countless school programs, she has been on TV, and on stages in front of hundreds of people. She has also been through 6 different moves with us.

Lizzy used to hide inside Sara’s sweatshirt at shows if she got cold and needed a break.

For most of Lizzy’s life she has been housed in a full size room with multi level shelves, ramps, and branches for climbing. However as she has aged she has lost mobility just like most elderly individuals. Advanced arthritis prevents her from climbing or holding onto branches well. So now she lives in what we call her retirement home with more flat surfaces and padding. She has also been retired from educational programs for many years just to limit any stress on her body.

This shows where Lizzy for the last 10 years or so. This is a 10×12 foot building that she shared with a sulcate tortoise for many years. More recently we created a separate boa enclosure within the building as well. Lizzy loved to observe her domain from up high on her shelf.

Watch her getting a bath here:

Scrubbadubdub Lizzy in the tub – not a snake sorry but she sure is cute. An iguana this old should be spoiled everyday! 21yearsI’m out of the normal soap I use (dish soap) so she enjoyed some fancy coconut vanilla soap that Nicky F. gave us for Christmas last year ❤️

Posted by Snake Haus on Saturday, April 20, 2019