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    I have a male Argentine that is going on 11 years old and was wondering what the oldest anyone's tegus are or were.
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    Anyone??? Bueller? Bueller? Beuller???
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    Hi merianae. Welcome back. Long time no see. I'm sorry for the late reply. Hope all is well. Wow, 11 years old. That is a great age. Our Leonidas and Zeus are our two oldest. They are 9 years old.
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    Thank you txrepgirl. He is starting to have some health issues including some age related spondylosis and poss renal issues. I need to get him in for an ultrasound guided biopsy. I haven't seen too much info on their longevity in captivity. More responses would be welcome.
    Thanks again!
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    Your welcome. I'm sorry he is having those problems. Please keep us posted. Thank you and good luck at the Vet visit.
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    Ripper, my male Argentine, is also 11 and going strong. I haven't heard much either about longevity.

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    dpjm. Wow. I can't believe Ripper is 11 already. Where does the time go ? Do you have a updated photo of him ?
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    11 nice! Bosco is my oldest and he is 9 and doing amazingly. One of the guys in my area runs a reptile rescue and he says that 15 is kind of normal base on what he has seen.

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    I'll reprint part of a post that tupinambis authored (thanks, tupinambis), which is relevant here. I don't know how to actually bring in quotes from another thread, so I'll do it old school.

    tupinambis:
    "As for longevity...I don't think there's a good value for that yet to truly say. The problem with most captive tegus is they are overfed and under-exercised, which would lead to shortening of life. In the wild, well, life is hard and they still likely wouldn't live that long. I don't see why a tegu can't reach 20 years if properly cared for, but I don't have anything to really back that up."

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    OMG. Hi chelvis. Welcome back. It's great to see you on here. Do you have any updated photos ?
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