Tegu and a Bearded Dragon? Opinions Please

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Tegu and a Bearded Dragon? Opinions Please

Postby Hammie2496 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:31 pm

I literally just got used to reptiles, its as if my parents never told me of this world of reptiles. Its awesome, my baby chroma is amazing in everyway he is my 3-4 month old beardie. I think i prefer reptiles over other pets, but thats not why im here. I was looking at tegu's and i am in love with them but worried buying one know is not the best thing for chroma. I know i wouldnt be able to handle them both at the same time, but im worried a tegu could potentially hunt and break into chromas tank to kill him. I know it sounds like paranoia but i wanted some opinions on this.
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Re: Tegu and a Bearded Dragon? Opinions Please

Postby Hikari » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:18 pm

As long as they're separated and not out at the same time, and each animal is in a sturdy enclosure, I don't see the problem. Keep in mind a tegu is gonna need a LOT more space than a beardy...they get BIG. If you're new to reptiles, and especially if you're hesitant, I'd say wait a bit. Get used to keeping your beardie first. That way you'll have more experience under your belt before jumping in with an even larger, more dangerous reptile. Make sure you are absolutely ready before taking that plunge.
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Re: Tegu and a Bearded Dragon? Opinions Please

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:18 pm

Keep the bearded dragon and tegu apart.

I think the tegu is likely to try to eat the dragon if it meets it.
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Re: Tegu and a Bearded Dragon? Opinions Please

Postby Hammie2496 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:38 pm

Okay thank you both, i think im definitely waiting for the tegu. I was reading up more on it and i dont have the proper space. Plus im worried about it getting to chroma.
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Re: Tegu and a Bearded Dragon? Opinions Please

Postby Gormagon » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:41 pm

After losing Peaches in october last year, I debated on a Tegu and, after researching it for a good bit I decided on another dragon.
Not all Tegus are as calm and, gentle as the ones you see on youtube. They capable of doing EXTREME damage to you at a whim. They can break bones if they bite because they not only bite, they do a death roll when they do. These animals are not for beginners by any stretch. They are unpredictable and, are a ONE-OWNER reptile. They require a LOT of space and, will eat you out of house and, home.
Just stick to Dragons.
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