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    My tegu is about three and I have cut the feeding...

    My tegu is about three and I have cut the feeding back to about once a week. This seems to keep her at a healthy weight for now. I will bump it up to twice a week this fall before she hibernates....
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    I like your schnauzer! We have a black standard...

    I like your schnauzer! We have a black standard schnauzer who we love.
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    Tegu won't eat

    From what I understand, it can take a tegu a few weeks to adjust to a new living arrangement. It might be a good idea to weigh your tegu and make sure it is not losing a bunch of weight. When you...
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    Welcome

    Hello, If your tegu is a male, it will likely have large jawls and you will be able to feel small, firm lumps at the base of the tail. I am not sure about the shape of the eyes but my tegu's pupils...
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    I don't know how much a 16" tegu should weigh but...

    I don't know how much a 16" tegu should weigh but I would think that it should be at least 200 to 400 grams. Make sure you are feeding it plenty every day and you might want to weigh it a few times...
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    From my experience, the Mercury vapor bulbs are a...

    From my experience, the Mercury vapor bulbs are a little bit cooler than halogen flood lamps if that is what your daylight lamp is. A 90 watt halogen bulb produces a higher basking temperature in my...
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    UV bulb distance!

    If you are using fluorescent UVB bulbs, they need to be very close to the surface of the basking spot. Read the packaging and follow the manufacturer's recommendations. They often need to be within...
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    You Should try hemlock bark mulch (the dark...

    You Should try hemlock bark mulch (the dark stuff, not the red) I have heard of a few people that use it with no problems but can't find much info on it. I am thinking about trying it. You can get...
  9. Thread: agression

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    every time your tegu shows aggression put it back...

    every time your tegu shows aggression put it back in its cage. if it charges you when you open the cage, close the door, wait a few minutes, then try again and repeat this until it behaves. My tegu...
  10. I I have a great red/b&w/blue hybrid form bobby...

    I I have a great red/b&w/blue hybrid form bobby hill at Varnyard and it was great. I sent him an email with my phone number saying that I was interested and wanted to find out more about them and...
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    You should look into getting coconut husk fiber...

    You should look into getting coconut husk fiber (coir). It has similar properties to cypress mulch and is more available because it is used by the nursery industry. If there is a nursery supply...
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    Keep bothering mega-ray until they send your...

    Keep bothering mega-ray until they send your replacement. I waited about a year to get a replacement as well but I finally got ahold of them on the phone and they sent me 3 replacement bulbs to make...
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    I used a good primer and a 4 coats of a top...

    I used a good primer and a 4 coats of a top quality exterior latex paint and it lasted less than a year. Now I have a spot where water has gotten under the paint and caused the plywood to bubble up...
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    I also live in oregon and take my tegu outside...

    I also live in oregon and take my tegu outside often to roam around the yard. Sometimes I get distracted and she hides. Usually I find her behind a bush or burrowed under barkdust of forest litter....
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    The scales could be falling off and leaving white...

    The scales could be falling off and leaving white patches from a fungal infection of some sort. It would be worth a trip to the vet just to make sure this is not the case. if it is a fungus there...
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    The more time you spend with your tegu the more...

    The more time you spend with your tegu the more it will become your friend. Spend lots of time taking care of it. They notice it when you change their water, clean their cage, and mist their...
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    large, hard urine crystals are a sign of...

    large, hard urine crystals are a sign of dehydration. Make sure clean water is available to your tegu all the time and give it a bath daily if its water bowl isn't large enough that it can get its...
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    First off, you need to build better doors with a...

    First off, you need to build better doors with a frame that cannot be pushed out no matter what. Once the door is fixed you can start to train your tegu to behave better. Every time it charges the...
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    My tegu sometimes sheds completely in a week and...

    My tegu sometimes sheds completely in a week and other times it takes over a month. The head and toes are usually first and the tail is always last. sometimes the tail doesn't even start to peel...
  20. my hybrid has obvious red scales mixed in with...

    my hybrid has obvious red scales mixed in with the white scales on the belly. You could check for that because I don't think a black and white would have this. I am not sure if all hybrid red X B&W...
  21. Some natural food stores and pet shops sell cat...

    Some natural food stores and pet shops sell cat and dog food that is made of frozen raw meat. This might be a better solution than canned cat food that is cooked. Ground turkey is a easy to serve...
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    pinkies are high in fat compared to other foods...

    pinkies are high in fat compared to other foods that a tegu should be eating. I would feed him the two pinkies per week and offer ground turkey, crickets, superworms, or dubias daily. I also think...
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    I would say that it is possible that your tegu...

    I would say that it is possible that your tegu was hibernating when it was shipped. I got mine in March and it was still hibernating. After about 2 days and a few 85 degree baths she began to eat...
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    I am not sure how many I have but there are...

    I am not sure how many I have but there are probably many thousand. There is never any uneaten food because they eat it all. I remove the rinds from squash, orange peels, and uneaten stems from...
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    I have had ballasts on 4 foot T8 fixtures buzz on...

    I have had ballasts on 4 foot T8 fixtures buzz on several occasions. The electronic ballasts seem to only last for 3 or so years where I live then they will no longer "ignite" the lamps. Even new...
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