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General Resources
- TeguTalk
- The Tegu Community
- Tegu Foods List
- Wikipedia


Food & Supplies

Reptilinks
Premade sausages with meat/bone/organs + fruits & veggies. Formulated with tegus in mind.

Hare-Today
Ground meats with bone/organs included. Great for adding variety to your tegu's diet

My Pet Carnivore
Raw diet pet food with a wide variety of meats

RodentPro
Bulk frozen mice/rats/chicks/quail


Please PM me if you have other resources you'd like to see added

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Acrylic vs. Tempered Glass

I've looked into both of these options for the sliding front doors for the tegu enclosure build I am doing. Currently leaning toward quarter inch thick tempered glass. Opinions? Thoughts?

2 Comments
2024/04/18
17:23 UTC

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Tegu Eating Encouragement

I have a Columbian tegu, he’s definitely on the smaller side for his age. He is extremely picky, I’ve tried holding off on his feeding to kick in his instincts to eat whatever is moving near him such as bugs or critters & he doesn’t take the bait. He used to eat a bunch & of all sorts when he was younger. He’s not sickly in a skinny way but I’m afraid for future so wait to prepare. Any advice on encouraging him to want to eat more, I’d appreciate it. I’ve gotten him to eat a couple silversides recently tho(new food item to menu).

2 Comments
2024/04/18
12:21 UTC

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Is it okay to spoon-feed my tegu?

My Argentine/red hybrid tegu, Lebron James, is a rescue. He was kept in subpar conditions, but we upgraded him to a properly sized enclosure with proper lighting and UVB. His previous owner said he had cage aggression, but he was being kept in a 1.5x7x2. He said he would lunge at him when he was ready to be handled or fed. The aggression has gone away with the upgrade, but now that he has the space, he is a very messy eater. We hand feed him with a metal spoon, as opposed to a plate. He has an easier time eating this way but we are worried about long term damage to his teeth. Does anyone have any experience or advice regarding this? Thanks so much in advance!

7 Comments
2024/04/18
01:39 UTC

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Tips To Get A Picky Tegu To Eat?

I have a 9 month old tegu and she isn't fond of most foods. she refuses to eat bugs (I've only tried mealworms, superworms, and dubias) she doesn't like any fruit, the only veggies she wants is mustard greens. she eats ground chicken and mice really well but I don't know how to get her to eat anything but that. help?

2 Comments
2024/04/18
01:30 UTC

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Help!!

I just moved my tegu outdoor. Before moving, he walking normal, very active. Then the next morning, I noticed his right front leg was like injured (he can't support it when he walks/crawl) then this morning, that right leg is strong but now the left front leg's like that one that got injury.

I'm pretty sure that it was the right front leg the other day, and now it is the left that acting strange.

1 Comment
2024/04/17
05:25 UTC

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How big should my tegu be?

I got my argentine b & w tegu in september for my birthday (it was born in late july) and want to know how big a 9 month old tegu should be? (unsure if its a female or male)

currently my tegu is about 26~ inches and im worried its a big small, it also just started becoming more active after slowing down for winter.

also its stomach has a yellow tint, is that normal?

8 Comments
2024/04/15
02:16 UTC

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Worms in Tegu Poop

2 Comments
2024/04/15
01:03 UTC

2

Show me your habitats!!!

Just got a itty bitty baby! She’s in a 70 gal tank (she’s about 8” long) currently, I want to see your builds for future ideas on upgrading. Dimensions would be helpful 🙏

2 Comments
2024/04/14
02:08 UTC

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Giving my blue tegu antibiotic shots

2 Comments
2024/04/13
20:24 UTC

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Receiving Some Hungover Moral Support From My Ladies

1 Comment
2024/04/12
17:16 UTC

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Tegu Information Needed

I am doing a lot of research on tegu care as I plan to get one sometime this summer when I have its enclosure ready and I was wondering if you guys have any helpful tips that I may not find on my own research. Any helpful information would be great thanks. 😊

3 Comments
2024/04/12
12:22 UTC

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Tegu Behavior Question

I’ve got a male tegu who’s about 3.5 years old. Just recently, (over the past 3 or 4 weeks) it’s like he has switched time zones. Historically he would wake up around 8am and go to bed around 7 or so. He pretty much operated in daylight hours.

3 or 4 weeks ago he started sleeping in until 1 or 2 pm and staying up until almost midnight. Other than the change to his schedule nothing has changed. He’s eating, drinking, and venting like normal. His attitude is the same.

Anyone else dealt with a Tegu who acts like he suddenly switched time zones?

2 Comments
2024/04/11
21:32 UTC

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What size (in Feet) should I expect for a 1 year old male Argentine BnW tegu?

2 Comments
2024/04/11
06:49 UTC

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Male or female

Is my Harvey a dude or a chic? Breeder told me male but im having my doubts. I know the picture might not be the best to tell but he or she does not like being held upside-down

1 Comment
2024/04/11
03:07 UTC

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Hashbrown shedding his winter skin....so much restraint to not pull it off 😅

2 Comments
2024/04/10
22:54 UTC

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Is her poop supposed to look like this?

SO SORRY but I just adopted a 1 year old blue argentine albino tegu. And I got her everything! Big enclosure, raw turkey, mice, everything. And she ate yesterday and then pooped today and I noticed when I went to feed her today. Is this like. The normal way it should look? Only reason it raised concern is due to the way it looks a little watery and slightly yellow.

(Also I have her with the correct UVB and heat etc.)

1 Comment
2024/04/10
21:25 UTC

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Can someone tell me what a blue tegu is?

I’m just not sure what the actual difference is for a Blue tegu vs Black and White Tegu… is it albino, is it just a morph, how in the world do I guarantee I’m getting a blue tegu?

6 Comments
2024/04/10
20:33 UTC

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