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I think it would help enourmously in answering the question if we knew.

1 What country are you moving him from ?
2 How are you transporting him (air, car, boat ?)

EDIT Just noticed the original thread title !! Ok so by plane, that could be a problem. Its more difficult to find a airline that will allow you to bring the Iguana with you.

I don't understand the concern about the climate since its obvious that in the Uk you would need to keep indoors with heating /UV lighting etc ? Even in very mild parts of the med you would need to keep him indoors for alot of the year ?
 

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True that about UV light, however he is outdoors 3 months a year since its very hot and sunny here in Croatia, and he's been like that every summer ever since I got him. People here (some biologists) been telling me I'll shorten his lifespan if I take that away from him (???).
I don't really care about the amount of paperwork it would require, I'm more interested in his safety and what's the best for him...but on the other hand I don't want to leave him with my parents cause I don't trust them (They caused some irreversible damage while taking care of him for a few years).

I just want to take him with me and give him a long, happy life :(
I am fairly sure that all Iguana species are CITIES listed. Croatia is not in the EU yet are they (not sure) ??? This makes a difference. You need to double check this, but if Croatia isn't yet an European Union country you will probably need CITIES papers to fly him in. But you don't need papers if you are simply moving him around the EU member countries.
 

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Forgive me for my ignorance re Croatia and EU membership.

Personally as somebody who transports reptiles across Europe frequently, unless you do something really daft, I see no reason why he shouldn't be perfectly fine. Obviously he will not need food or water for the journey, and as long as suitable accomodation is available at the other end, I can't think of a problem. Yes he will take a few days to settle in the new home. Keep him at warm room temps, and in the dark for the journey, and he should be fine.

I you shouldn't need any paperwork as far as I am aware.

EDIT Reptiles are much tougher than most people think. Also I would avoid feeding him the day before the jounrney. Better to travel on an empty stomach.
 
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