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  1. Thread: Ants?!

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    I had the same problem. If you see them on it,...

    I had the same problem. If you see them on it, they are for sure in it. I had a huge enclosure with a foort or more substrate. I was not about to remove it because of the expense and the certain...
  2. Thread: Fruitflies?

    by Dana C
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    If nothing new has been added to the cage like...

    If nothing new has been added to the cage like substrate etc., you may very well have some fruit flies. You may also have very small house ants, sometimes called sugar ants which make there way...
  3. Thread: Fruitflies?

    by Dana C
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    If nothing new has been added to the cage like...

    If nothing new has been added to the cage like substrate etc., you may very well have some fruit flies. You may also have very small house ants, sometimes called sugar ants which make there way...
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    In my experience, a tough shed can really lead to...

    In my experience, a tough shed can really lead to a tegu being grouchy about being handled. Another trick I learned was to give my boys a little snack before I picked them up which seemed to calm...
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    ;)It seems to be an expensive treat IMHO. I have...

    ;)It seems to be an expensive treat IMHO. I have a better idea, send the Portobellos to me for safe keeping and testing.
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    Sticky: I fed mine cut up but not ground chicken. I made...

    I fed mine cut up but not ground chicken. I made the chunks bite size and dusted with calcium when I wasn't giving them a third of a chicken wing or neck for calcium.
    As far as salmonella goes,...
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    Weaning the tegu off cat food can be done as...

    Weaning the tegu off cat food can be done as described by others. If you feel you must continue the cat food diet, supplement it with FT mice and look at the high end canned products like Wellness...
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    Just to be a contrary Tegu person, there are some...

    Just to be a contrary Tegu person, there are some cat foods that are primarily meat and veggies which don't have any grain fillers. However they are very expensive and at your Tegus age, it would...
  9. If you start with a baby the cost is fairly...

    If you start with a baby the cost is fairly minimal if you grow your own roaches and shop for lean meat on sale. Once it is larger however, it is a whole other thing.
    Captain Jack, who is about 14...
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    Most of those that post about their "calm" very...

    Most of those that post about their "calm" very young Tegus being calm, don't realize that they very well be mistaking calm with "giving up".
    Also, it take weeks and months sometimes before some...
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    I would say "don't worry about it" but I am sure...

    I would say "don't worry about it" but I am sure it won't help. Last year, my little one was up for a couple of weeks and only came out once in a while to drink and bask.
    If you are really...
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    Good looking BT. I have one that is a male about...

    Good looking BT. I have one that is a male about two year old that is way to big to hang on my shirt 57" and 20#. His claws are huge as well.
    All in all, he is a nice guy though and while he...
  13. Thread: Bobby Hill 2012

    by Dana C
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    Sticky: I would only add that for those of you who are...

    I would only add that for those of you who are young, I hope that this is the only time a thing like this will happen to you, but sadly it won't be.
    After 64 years I have trusted those whom I...
  14. I have a yearling Arg. red., T. ruficens to...

    I have a yearling Arg. red., T. ruficens to exact. I need to sell him for health reasons. PM me if you are interested.
  15. Thread: Bobby Hill 2012

    by Dana C
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    Sticky: You may want to read the thread about this issue...

    You may want to read the thread about this issue both on here and on the other Tegu Forum.
  16. Thread: Bobby Hill 2012

    by Dana C
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    Sticky: What I don't understand is why people think the...

    What I don't understand is why people think the way they do. I don't know the facts nor have I seen documentation of orders etc. However, I do know this.
    Bobby Hill is a business man period. He...
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    I live just little north of you about 35 miles...

    I live just little north of you about 35 miles from Jackpot. Gordo dissapears for a couple of days and is up for a while and then is burrowed for a few more. My younger boy, Captain Jack, is slowing...
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    I have an adult, Gordo, that I acquired when he...

    I have an adult, Gordo, that I acquired when he was 3. He got used to me in a day or so. He heats whatever I feed him and seeks attention. I would buy an older Tegu over a baby if I could see how...
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    I use a 12 cup cuisinart. It is powerful and...

    I use a 12 cup cuisinart. It is powerful and effective. I goes through chicken and any meat you can throw in there along with some smaller bones. It is stainless and heavy. I think I paid around...
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    Ok since you have read the care sheets, will...

    Ok since you have read the care sheets, will offer some thoughts.
    Every monitor is different and will have different likes, dislikes and tolerances. My boy doesn't ever use is really hot basking...
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    There are a few excellent care sheets you should...

    There are a few excellent care sheets you should read first. Pro Exotics has the best which covers everything from A - Z. You will get much more comprehensive advice about care there than can be...
  22. Thread: Herptavite?

    by Dana C
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    I use it very sparingly. If I don't really mix...

    I use it very sparingly. If I don't really mix it in my reptiles food well, they won't touch it. When I need to get some down a reluctant feeder who hate it, I mix a tiny amount with water and...
  23. Thread: New snake!!!!

    by Dana C
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    Congrats

    Congratulations on your Rat Snake. Do you know which part of the country it is from? I now you will enjoy it!
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    Baby tegu behavior expectations

    I have read on this forum and others comments, questions and worries about the behavior of all the baby tegus being received from breeders, stores etc and thought I should share my observations.
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    Sticky: I thought it was fascinating. While not being...

    I thought it was fascinating. While not being reptile specific, it very much applies to them as well. Reptiles predate mammals by millions of years and have developed digestive systems and...
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