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    Default New tegu, not doing good.

    Hello. Got my 3 months old red tegu for 11 days now. She is burried all the time and never comes out, and I know that it is normal. But since hibernation season is soon over, shouldnīt I feed her? And I want her to get tame so Im not going to feed inside the enclosure, wich means I gotta wake her up and take her out. Is that Ok? Gimme your opinions!

    Thanks in advance

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    Hi progrmor. What are the basking temps ? You might want to higher them a bit. I'm glad that you want to feed her outside of the enclosures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txrepgirl View Post
    Hi progrmor. What are the basking temps ? You might want to higher them a bit. I'm glad that you want to feed her outside of the enclosures.
    the baskingtemp is from 105-120 depending on where she is located in the tank!
    Well itīs not going to well... Cant take her outside her cage.. she only hisses and runs away

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    That's normal. If you don't want to scare her by just grabbing her you can put your hand in there and leave it in one spot for a while. When she sees that you are not a threat she will get used to your hand and sooner or later get closer and closer.
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    If the tegu is 3 months old now, it was born around Jan, making it an import. That means it is oriented to the southern hemisphere and may very well be hibernating.
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