Rescued a Tegu

xp29

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Wow she is beautiful. I love tegus but they just get to big for me to keep (for now, i bought a ranch in Arizona so maybe soon......) I get so mad when people get pets then neglect them. Seeing stories here by people who SAVE them however is heart warming. It gives me faith there are still good people in the world.
On another note Clints reptiles on YouTube has a great video on sight training tegu at feeding time. He wants to keep all his digits lol. It might be worthwhile to check it out, your girl is gonna get big and they have very strong food response.
Keep posting updates please she is gorgeous
 

Longfellow777

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Thank you so much we adore her. We also couldn’t keep big lizards like that when we lived in California. We have since moved to Arkansas on a piece of land and built a small home (cabin) now we’ve got the space and it’s awesome. Congratulations on purchasing your ranch! We Love Arizona. Our family is spread all over that area Cali,AZ,NV. Thanks for the love we really enjoy having her around and will gladly continue to post on this thread. Our next big move is building a permanent enclosure like 8 long. So that will be exciting. I will most def check out the clints vids. Thank you a yeah I’m down for all the advice and learning I can get. She kind of fell into our lap so we are learning more as we go.
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
The folks at snake discovery have a tegu and post vids also, but im not sure they have any that gives husbandry advice . Emily on that channel and clint as well are both college trained and dedicated to the reptile community. Any time i get conflicting info i go see if they have a video lol.
 

Longfellow777

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Yes I know of snake discovery I’ll dove into that more too! Thank you. Yeah these days you really have to cross reference everything there is a lot of conflicting info out there.
 

Longfellow777

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Most current photos we put her in a bigger tank but she needs bigger money is just tight right now lumbers expensive. Soon though!
 

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Longfellow777

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Got a couple cool new photos of Raven here and one of which she's in the holiday spirit.
 

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xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Man she is gorgeous, looks happy to.
Is she comfortable enough to come cuddle in your lap on her own yet?
I've seen videos of very puppy like tegu.
 

Longfellow777

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Thank you. She is still pretty hyper out of enclosure but we are working on it she is getting more use to us. Doesn't show much attitude ever and no food aggressions. She only poops in water everyday she poops in her water dish. So yeah shes teachable and sweet.
 

xp29

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Man i want a tegu so bad. Just not enough room here. But we recently bought land so maybe one day :cool:
 

Longfellow777

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She's becoming a big girl!
Hows it going ? Hows Warrior and Hazel doing? Yeah shes getting huge !
When I pull her out I have to put her straight to the floor because she's gotten so heavy and she's so strong that when she starts to squirm it's hard to control her lol
 

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