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    Re: Update on Achilles

    I have an accurate thermometer as well as an additional thermometer I double check on a weekly basis, the only thing is when he is out he spends the majority of his time on the hot side or under the...
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    Re: Update on Achilles

    Currently I have a cement slab on top of a box type hide, he tends to dig under in the cool side of the enclosure and comes out to bask, then runs around a bit and back to being dug under. He's...
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    Re: Update on Achilles

    He(achilles) actually doesn't respond to her at all and we get her to stop right away. But he acts like that whether or not she spots him first. She's not very crazy or loud about it.
    He's just...
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    Re: Update on Achilles

    His basking daytime has been a consistent 110, night time typically doesn't get under 80. He's been like this since I got him I just use to pull him out to feed him and as he got bigger it seemed to...
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    Update on Achilles

    So its been a bit quiet because Achilles sleeps all the time and comes out when my husband is home during the day. So taming went a little backwards but we are working on it. But here is an update...
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    Re: You Know Your a Herper When ...

    You go to the grocery store and to get to your wallet in your purse you have to remove feeding tongs... (went to a friends to help her feed her ball python)

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  7. Re: Question about hanging light fixtures and bulbs

    We actually had one fall, thankfully Achilles was dug under! We have a hook that is secured holding the light and then ended up reinforcing it by placing nails before the on/off block on the cord...
  8. Thread: Escapee

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    Re: Escapee

    Wwooohooo my Dante has returned! My husband went to lay a rat down for her just in case and found her coming out from behind the fridge and trying to drink the dogs water...

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    Escapee

    So my husband left the cage of my corn snake partially open and now... Missing snake.. I'm freaking out hoping he's okay. We have looked everywhere, unfortunately the cage is on our middle floor with...
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    Re: Taming question

    That's pretty much how I do it, he doesn't like me actually grabbing him but once I have him and talk to him he calms down and usually crawls on me in the bathroom. Good luck!

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    I don't know much about RI's except to take it to the vet but the temps for basking can go to 110. good luck with him,.id be a nervous wreck sorry I can't help more

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    Re: Going outside- age?

    Yeah my Achilles hates leash but is usually calm once we are outside for a short time. I've been taking him outside since he was tiny. Now its to cold :-(

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    Re: What do you use for substrate?

    One theory that was posted here about Columbians is that because they are cheaper they are more common and could have produced a larger rate of people stating they are more skittish. I haven't had...
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    Re: Black throat monitor for sale

    Just throwing it out there in case you didn't realize, this post is from 2005..

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    Re: You Know Your a Herper When ...

    I've read the 10 pages at one point, but just in case...
    When you don't get any homework done because you spend the night looking up ways to redesign a cage, thermostats and heat emitters.. Ug.
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    Re: Feeding question?

    Columbians don't need the same fruit need that Argentine need and often don't take it. If I sneak it into my Achilles' turkey he'll eat it but not if its separate. I didn't have good luck with...
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    Re: Hello from a new tegu mama!

    Congrats, he's a cutie!

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    Re: Red-Tail Boa- advice?

    I'm just now starting with ball pythons and my only really grumpy one is my corn snake and he usually just pretends to strike until I actually grab him and calms down. however have you looked at ball...
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    Re: How can I get a guarentee'd female?

    I have one and don't understand the theory of them being so difficult but with the reputation I can understand..

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    Re: New tegu owner - habitat question

    That's awesome that they get along so great. Coming from such different backgrounds i'm sure there is a lot to monitor with feeding and temperament. I responded to your other post as well, sometimes...
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    Re: Feeding outside enclosure??

    The idea is it allows for free roaming so he can be Comfortable with you on his terms. I grab Achilles quick and carry him to the bathroom,i have a small half bath on the floor with my animals with a...
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    Re: New tegu owner - habitat question

    I know it is largely said to feed outside the enclosure to avoid cage aggression and get some bonding time, is there a reason you are feeding in the enclosure? My Columbian stays buried all the time...
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    Re: How can I get a guarentee'd female?

    I'm not sure about the sexing, however have you thought of a Columbian, since they are smaller?

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    Re: New Tegu Owner

    They need a normal light cycle so they don't get stressed, so 12.on 12 off, I go 13 on and that's basking and UV lights. Mine hides 80 % of the time but this keeps the heat right and allows basking...
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    Re: New Tegu Owner

    http://www.thetegu.com/showthread.php?t=4788

    hopefully that works... there are always differences people prefer and techniques if you roam the forum but this is good basics..

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