Tegus for Sale
The Argentine Tegu has an unusually high level of intelligence for a reptile, and some consider it to be the most intelligent reptile on the planet! They will test you. If you like a more interactive pet and appreciate its intelligence, then an Argentine Tegu would be a good choice for you. Tegus can grow to love and crave human attention and have a tendency to become attached to their owners.
Argentine Tegus have sharp teeth, claws, and a powerful bite. As with most reptiles, if not handled regularly, they can become aggressive and may not be as comfortable with their handler. If threatened, they can bite. It is important that you pay close attention to your Tegu and handle it regularly if you want to have a friendly pet.
Babies and small juveniles are recommended to start with as they are easier to tame. In captivity, they can be fed crickets, mealworms, kingworms, waxworms, butterworms, rodents, and fish. Small juveniles should be housed in at least a 20 gallon vivarium. Aspen bedding, or orchid bark can be used as a substrate. Landscape with rocks, driftwood, or hollow logs.
A water dish large enough for the lizard to soak in should be used. Tegus should have a daytime temperature gradient of 80-90 and a nighttime temperature of 78-80. An under tank heater should be used for surface heat.
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