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Thread: Getting a Colombian :) - Question

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011

    Default Getting a Colombian :) - Question

    I visited one of the pet stores in our area today and to my surprise, they had a baby colombian black and white. He was quite active and seemed pretty healthy but if I do get the little one, I am taking him to the vet for a fecal exam. I'll be getting the little guy here sometime by the end of this month so I wanted to know how long will a 40 gallon long enclosure last a colombian tegu? I know with argentine tegus, a 40 gallon will last a few months if you're lucky, but what about with a colombian? How fast do Colombians grow?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Central FL


    I can't really answer that question since individuals grow at different rates. Maybe a year? Colombians (as any reptile) grow according to the quality of the diet and environment, and genetics play a part as well. But since they are smaller lizards overall, a year may be a safe bet.
    Laura R (FL)
    1.0.0 Colombian Tegu
    1.4.0 Argentine B&W Tegu
    1.2.0 Red Tegu
    1.2.0 B/WxRed Tegu
    1.0.0 Green Ameiva (yet another teiid)
    7 other lizards
    1 little gator
    3 FL box turtle
    1 Sulcata tortoise
    16 snakes
    5 fuzzy pets
    4 little frogs
    a bunch of creepy bugs
    and a partridge in a pear tree

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Chesterfield, VA, USA


    I'd get the 40 gal tank, even if he does outgrow it, it won't be too fast I don't think. And you still want to be able to get to your tegu, but if there's too much room he'll always just run and hide, never get used to you being nearby.
    Money is NOT the root of all evil, LOVE OF MONEY is. Far too many people get that mixed up.

    1.1.0 Blue Tegu - Jabba, Jasmine


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