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    My guess would be it would depend on the weight...

    My guess would be it would depend on the weight of the enclosure you plan on putting on top of it. I have a plywood enclosure that is 8 x 4 x 4 that probably weighs over 500lbs. it has no frame, but...
  2. Anyone Going to NARBC in Tinley on March 17/18th?

    Hello all,

    I was just curious if anyone was going to the North American Reptile Breeders Conference (N.A.R.B.C.) in Tinley Park, IL at the Holiday Inn convention center this year?

    I am usually...
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    If built and prepared correctly the cage can be...

    If built and prepared correctly the cage can be built out of melamine and be sealed with just silicone, IF DONE CORRECTLY.

    First off, either cage will work, I personally would go melamine because...
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    Glad to hear everything worked out. Lucky you...

    Glad to hear everything worked out. Lucky you didn't have to go the enema route... that's a fun one... haha. Keep an eye on your tegu like you have been and once it gets in the swing of things, you...
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    Welcome to the site! and welcome to the club!...

    Welcome to the site! and welcome to the club! Tegus are great animals, and as far as I see it, you are doing the right steps to prepare yourself for owning one responsibly. Kudos to you for that....
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    Im going to have to go with Samantha on this one,...

    Im going to have to go with Samantha on this one, she pretty much hit it all on the head. Good luck man, keep us posted.
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    Definitely cool, my blackthroat (Loki) hates when...

    Definitely cool, my blackthroat (Loki) hates when water drips, mists, etc. on his head, he does like it on his body though. Houdini definitely looks like he's a healthy eater though ;).
  8. Thread: Size question

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    If it was me I would add more to the diet, to...

    If it was me I would add more to the diet, to make it more diverse. Add fruits and veggies and maybe some different meats. You could also add insects like roaches, silkworms, hornworms, superworms...
  9. Thread: heating rocks

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    I have natural flat rocks under almost all of my...

    I have natural flat rocks under almost all of my basking sites. The rocks retain the heat so once the lights go out, the animals still have somewhere to warm up if need be. Like Laura said,...
  10. Thread: Size question

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    I wouldn't worry too much about size. Ultimately...

    I wouldn't worry too much about size. Ultimately if your tegu is in good health (not thin, deformed, lethargic, etc.) size will come in time. Every animal will have their own growth spurts and at...
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    You could look into the coco coir bricks and just...

    You could look into the coco coir bricks and just order them online, they don't weigh much and they aren't bulky so they shouldn't cost much to ship, if you can't find them in your area. Also your...
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    beautiful, very nice, very nice

    beautiful, very nice, very nice
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    Shrimp would be fine for your tegu, I used to...

    Shrimp would be fine for your tegu, I used to feed it all the time to my tegus and monitors, and I've also given them crayfish. Mine always loved em. Just make sure there are no additives and they...
  14. Thread: Mega-ray info

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    Yeah, I would definitely check that out. It...

    Yeah, I would definitely check that out. It sounds like that lamp could be too big for that small of a tank. Just be careful and make sure you keep account of temps.

    Posted from my BlackBerry...
  15. Thread: Tegu climbing

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    Personally I think this depends on the tegu...

    Personally I think this depends on the tegu itself. One of the female B/W Arg I had loved climbing and was really good at it. But one of my other female b/w arg never would climb anything. So give it...
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    Great idea and looks good! I just have a few...

    Great idea and looks good! I just have a few things. You mentioned needing more substrate, which is fine, but i noticed the wood does not look sealed. Are you planning on sealing the wood or covering...
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    with any young, small animal, there is always the...

    with any young, small animal, there is always the case of them being stressed out(more than usual) from being in too big of an enclosure. Just as IsDrake stated, make sure you have plenty of hides...
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    Sticky: Hey, its the truth. There are very few (like less...

    Hey, its the truth. There are very few (like less than 5) other forums that I can actually frequent regularly because of the way people treat one another. This is probably 1 of 3 forums that I would...
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    Well at least all is well. I wish him a speedy...

    Well at least all is well. I wish him a speedy recovery and I hope he doesn't have to go through anything like that again. But at least he's lucky enough to have responsible and great owners. Good...
  20. I would highly advise against goldfish. They are...

    I would highly advise against goldfish. They are horrible feeders. Not much nutrients, not to mention usually full of parasites and other diseases. By fish I meant go to the market and in the fish...
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    wow, very nice, came out great and the work put...

    wow, very nice, came out great and the work put in looks well worth it. Lucky tegu!
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    I've had both and in my opinion mine were all...

    I've had both and in my opinion mine were all very similar in temperment. If given the choice, I probably wouldn't have a preference between the two besides for looks. That's just me though. I hear...
  23. For you tegu, feeding just mice is definitely a...

    For you tegu, feeding just mice is definitely a problem. First off, they are missing out on many nutrients, it would be like you eating pizza every day, you will live, but you will be unhealthy and...
  24. It just goes to show not to lose hope. Anything...

    It just goes to show not to lose hope. Anything is possible and animals have a very strong drive to live. As long as the willingness to live is there, you guys can get through anything.

    Keep up...
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    Sticky: I am going to have to agree with everyone else....

    I am going to have to agree with everyone else. Thank you Rick for making a great forum and thank you to all of our members and guests. I would also like to thank the moderators and anyone else who...
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