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    Sticky: My tegu, Jaws (around 29") would definitely have...

    My tegu, Jaws (around 29") would definitely have escaped today if I didn't have him on a harness. He nearly got out of the harness anyway and scared the crap out of me with his antics. I was...
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    My tegu is my first lizard, first reptile, and...

    My tegu is my first lizard, first reptile, and first pet that was completely mine. I did zero research prior to buying him and instead listened to what people at the pet store told me about how easy...
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    Thank you. :)
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    What are the dimensions on that cage? That...

    What are the dimensions on that cage? That really is an awesome indoor setup.
  5. http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2923052910104396908...

    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/2923052910104396908PlxMpm

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    How long do tegus really live in captivity?

    I remember when I got my tegu I read that they lived 15-20 years in captivity but it seems like a lot of tegus die a lot sooner than that (from what I've read on here). Most everyone on this site...
  7. Tegu has grown 11 1/2 inches in the past 4 months from 17" to 28 1/2"

    My tegu has grown approx 11 1/2 inches in the past 4 months and it seems nearly 4" in the past month alone. During this time he has shed 4 or 5 times. Is this even possible? I double checked my...
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    Some of the best pics I've seen on this site. ...

    Some of the best pics I've seen on this site. Really awesome enclosure.
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    My Argentinian Black & White Tegu "Jaws"

    Here is my 16 month old tegu "Jaws" (yeah - I let my 5 yr. old name him, lol) - this guy previously had moderate/severe MBD and was only around 17" 4 months ago but is now doing great and growing...
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    That's so ridiculous it's actually hilarious. ...

    That's so ridiculous it's actually hilarious. Everyone who owns large reptiles has a crush kitten sexual fetish, lmao. I didn't know there was a crush kitten sexual fetish!??
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    My guess would be a fractured bone due to MBD...

    My guess would be a fractured bone due to MBD judging by the fact that he also doesn't want to eat. I know that MBD has a really bad effect on appetite. I find it difficult to believe a tegu could...
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    Yeah I paid $54.00 for my powersun and just saw...

    Yeah I paid $54.00 for my powersun and just saw it on reptilesupply.com for $46.95 The Mega Ray 160w is $46.95 from reptileuv.
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    I'm by no means an authority and I have a Zoo Med...

    I'm by no means an authority and I have a Zoo Med Powersun 160w bulb for my new enclosure but that's only because the 160w Mega Rays from reptileuv.com were on backorder and I needed a bulb. The...
  14. Thread: Hello

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    He's actually doing great. He had his final...

    He's actually doing great. He had his final follow up appointment today even though I knew he was doing a lot better I wanted to take him in anyway and the vet was amazed. She had to weigh him...
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    It's funny I read for months on this site before...

    It's funny I read for months on this site before I joined/posted...I promise you'll find more/better information on here than anywhere else on the web, and I try to read something new about tegus...
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    I double checked that bulb it's an exo terra 50...

    I double checked that bulb it's an exo terra 50 watt heat glo. As I said I haven't measured night time temps accurately in the new enclosure but they *seem* to be mid-upper 70s. As of now I have a...
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    I'm honestly not sure who makes the infrared...

    I'm honestly not sure who makes the infrared light but I'm almost certain it's not Zilla since the pet store I bought it from mainly carries exo terra and a few zoo med items. I had it with my...
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    Best/Easiest Timer for multiple lights?

    Just finished my 6.8' x 3' x 2' enclosure approx. 1 week ago. I'm still working on the optimal lighting and so far the cage has - a 48" (4 ft.) T-8 dual fixture mounted in the back/middle of the...
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    Ideally tegus shouldn't be just so readily...

    Ideally tegus shouldn't be just so readily available just because of the fact that the pet stores who sell them don't really give you an idea of what type of commitment you are making with a tegu. I...
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    Is it 100% necessary to let them hibernate? I...

    Is it 100% necessary to let them hibernate? I got my tegu from a pet store when he was around 8 months old and I've had him for about 8 months and he's never hibernated or shown any signs of wanting...
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    I agree with the tub analogy. My Arg. B&W Jaws...

    I agree with the tub analogy. My Arg. B&W Jaws gets a warm bath every day (he actually took over the jacuzzi tub in my master bedroom - no one uses it anymore not even the dogs who used to get a...
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    Just curious because I currently use a 10.0 18"...

    Just curious because I currently use a 10.0 18" exo terra tube light and a 100 watt basking bulb in a 40 gallon tank, however, am in the process of having my carpenter build me a custom enclosure (7...
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    Are exo terra lights safe?

    Are exo terra lights safe?
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    Thanks everyone for your responses. @tegs rex...

    Thanks everyone for your responses.

    @tegs rex - Thank you for the warm welcome and yes I can see that everyone here really loves their animals which I think is awesome. I would love to have an...
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    Well, I went to the website that I bought it from...

    Well, I went to the website that I bought it from and it appears that the bulbs that they sell range from a 5.0 uvb output to a 9.9/7.8 uvb output and the bed I have has 24 bulbs. Makes sense now...
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