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    Just checked my old posts and my Dio was 28" at...

    Just checked my old posts and my Dio was 28" at 3mo 1wk. I think diet, genetics, and hibernation schedules influence the growth spurts. Dio is 47" now at over a year, looks like your gunna have a big...
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    Dog vs Tegu on youtube

    has anybody seen this? Dont worry its not gory! but the tegu actually runs on its hind legs a couple times if you pause it at 1:34 you can see it. quite the tough gu!

    http://youtu.be/OpSwdALbqtk
  3. 40-50's is probably too cold for a tegu. There...

    40-50's is probably too cold for a tegu. There are some people on here who have lost tegu's due to them probably getting too cold during cold spells in the winter. mid to upper 50's to 65 is probably...
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    Starting to hibernate.. but basking TONS

    Dio didn't fully hibernate last year as a juvie, but this year he has stopped eating, and has slowed down significantly, he was going down to sleep for days at a time about a week ago; but this past...
  5. Thread: Tegu fiber?

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    My tips- you should probably lower his basking...

    My tips- you should probably lower his basking light and bring the temp up to around 110-115 or buy a higher wattage bulb. Fruits always give my guy runny poo, same with egg, so that may be your...
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    Beautiful. I love the stripes on the tail. Such...

    Beautiful. I love the stripes on the tail. Such vibrant colors. how old/big is he?
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    Ya mineral oil is definitely what you want to...

    Ya mineral oil is definitely what you want to use, but only a small amount. I think veggi oil can be broken down by our stomachs and doesn't quite make it to the other side :/
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    Wow, Petco had tegus?? I they must have been...

    Wow, Petco had tegus?? I they must have been imported? I'm sure they will grow they just probably had a rough start to their lives. Kudos to you for rescuing them; The Petco by me has a Philippine...
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    I got mine from Nate too :) Dio escaped the first...

    I got mine from Nate too :) Dio escaped the first week I had him also, I found him fat and happy in my shoe closet eating wolf spiders. Looking forward to the pictures, enclosure pics are always...
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    It might stunt an individuals growth if you...

    It might stunt an individuals growth if you forced them to hatch early, but not their DNA, so their offspring would be normal sized, if they lived and were able to reproduce.
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    No I dont think so, but there could be in the...

    No I dont think so, but there could be in the future!
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    Journey to the Center of the Earth

    So this is the only snapshot I could find on google.... but.. the red dino in Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) sure looks like the reddest tegu I've ever seen! He may not be a 'gu, but...
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    thanks for the complements. &Naw I think he's...

    thanks for the complements. &Naw I think he's just freakishly large for his age; although, pygmy tegu's might be the next big breeding fad!
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    Welcome to the tegu forum! I'm from just north of...

    Welcome to the tegu forum! I'm from just north of Seattle and own an Argentine B&W. I have heard good and bad stories about Colombians, but I'm sure you can tame him really well with a little...
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    Welcome! & Good to meet you Dustin, That's a LOT...

    Welcome! & Good to meet you Dustin, That's a LOT of eggs, sorry to hear about their infertility. How old are your Tegu's?
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    Jabba almost looks like he has pink undertones in...

    Jabba almost looks like he has pink undertones in some of those pics. How old is he? He's very pretty, and curious
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    I think its the sweetest thing when they are half...

    I think its the sweetest thing when they are half awake like that, and you rub their little cheeks and they go back to sleep. So trusting. She's very cute, love the name too
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    Sticky: @ Nordica, Ya I just removed all my earrings for...

    @ Nordica, Ya I just removed all my earrings for the summer to give my ears a break. I am keeping all the holes open though. Its delightfully summery not to have so much metal in my ears.

    I like...
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    Man he looks strong and fast! Makes me want to...

    Man he looks strong and fast! Makes me want to put my tegu on a diet. The last picture is great.
  20. Thread: Licking

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    Licking

    anybodies 'gu's lick them like a dog?
    Dio the other day decided the top of my foot (which was clean) was lickable, I have never seen him lick like that for anything other than egg yolk. It was...
  21. Agreed! I always have friends coming up to me...

    Agreed! I always have friends coming up to me saying how "awful and aggressive" the tegus are made out to be on that show. They all know better though, cause Dio is an angel.
  22. Thread: New to tegus

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    Definitely the best thing to do is read read read...

    Definitely the best thing to do is read read read on Tegu diets. My 'gu was picky as a baby, but now will eat anything as long as its on a plate and smells like protein.


    1. When feeding meat...
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    Great patterns and sweet face for being...

    Great patterns and sweet face for being Colombian, they usually look like they have attitude to me when they are that size.
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    He's plain ole' Seattle bred Argentine B&W. Only...

    He's plain ole' Seattle bred Argentine B&W. Only one loreal scale though, but there's just NO chance in heck he's got any Colombian in him. I never heard anything about him being an extreme giant,...
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    The Birthday Boy!

    These are some pictures of my baby Dio on the 1yr birthday of his hatching.

    He is 47 inches long, and somewhere between 15-18 lbs.
    My pride and joy, I take him with me to the local parks and...
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