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SUPER-Tame Adult Argentine Black & White Tegu in Southwest Michigan Looking for a *GREAT* Home

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    Tegu Tamer New Member

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    Our sweet Micio ("MEE-cho") is a male Argentine Black and White Tegu who is 48” long, weighs 15.5 pounds (7,025gr), and will be 5 years old on 3/17/17. He loves frozen/thawed medium rats from RodentPro, although he sleeps a lot and doesn't eat as often during the winter. Because we have handled him since he was a baby, he is super-sweet, super-tame, and super-friendly. He loves neck rubs and jowl/body/hand/tail massages, as well as exploring and climbing in laps for lengthy petting sessions. He is so tame that I even put my fingers in the corners of his mouth to pry it open when I want to check out his mouth or throat. He does not bite and never has. He even allows me to carry him around for a bit before he wants back down. Some may say he is "potty-trained"; but really we just put puppy pads down in the area where he relieves himself, and he accommodates us.

    $200 shows us you are serious about taking great care of him. No enclosure included.

    It breaks our hearts to have to adopt out our sweet "baby", but we will be moving soon and we have put it off as long as we can. We love him with all our hearts; and we will only allow him to go with someone who has the love, knowledge, setup, and resources to take proper care of him - and hopefully someone who lives where they can take him for walks on his leash during the heat of summer, too. Remind me to give you his harness and leash. He is a big healthy boy, with all 10 fingers and toes, although he is missing the last wee bit of his tail, and part of one of his nails from digging. All three of these photos were taken on December 9, 2016; and I set a pair of eyeglasses in the third one to help with size reference.

    We also have a Beardie, but he might be able to move with us. Please let us know if you want to give him a *GREAT* home, as well...
    Maximus is a German Giant Bearded Dragon who is 22” long, weighs almost 2 pounds (855gr), and will be 6 years old on 1/1/17. He is still active in spite of our winter weather; and he eats great, but mostly just superworms and yellow squash.He is a big healthy boy with all of his fingers and toes; and of course he is super-sweet and tame, too. (Aren’t ALL Beardies?)
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    This is Maximus the Beardie getting a piggie-back ride from his "little" brother, Micio the Tegu back on 2/21/2015:
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    Here are two more pictures of Micio from 2014, which give you a better idea of his 4' size:

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    This is a close-up of his tail tip on 12/9/16:
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    I'm interested in both tegu and bearded dragon. They should be kept together. Get back to me. Thx
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    I just PM'd you, Jerry m
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    They are both gorgeous and lucky person who will get them
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    Thank you, Dee-Dee. Rockie and Dozer are gorgeous too, GREAT avatar! I bet they have both grown a LOT In the past 6 months =)
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    Thnx and yes, they did some growing. Rockie was 3.5 ft and 9 lbs and Dozer 4ft and 12 lbs last time I checked.
    This is their last outside before winter IMG_5162.JPG and one taken last week, while basking IMG_3547.JPG
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    Dee Dee- Alot to be proud of wiith those two.
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    Both are BIG and BEAUTIFUL!!
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    Did you find a new home for Micio yet?


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    No; I started a Conversation with Jerry m, but he never replied. Maybe I'm not doing something right, but all three of my attempts to contact him show up when I click on my Conversations.
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    WOW 200 is a steal for that beast... Shame you arent closer cause Id be in for sure... Happen to be moving to Pittsburgh? lol
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    He Ismail so handsome, I'm surprised he is still available. I would take him in a heart beat if I could, but my Dozer wouldn't appreciate it :(
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    We're not moving to Pitt, but I love the city!
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    Thanks again, Dee-Dee; he *is* so handsome! :)
    We connected with a reptile rescue this week, and we will deliver them both into good, loving hands tomorrow. I never in a million years would have imagined that we, of all people, would EVER relinquish beloved family members to a rescue. Until now, I thought rescues were populated by irresponsible and/or uncaring pet owners, and now I understand that sometimes it is because LIFE HAPPENS and they are only doing what they have to do for the good of the animals. I'm still in a bit of shock; but I know with my *whole* heart that we are doing what is *best* for them, even though it feels like *hell* for us. (Especially me, as I am their primary caregiver.) I trust God that they are going into great hands, and He will make sure they end up in a home or homes where their new families give them even better care - and love them even more than we do - although I am struggling to believe that is even possible. I keep repeating: They will be fine; they will be happy, they will continue to thrive, and they will be loved. (lather, rinse, repeat) Man oh man I'm (we're) gonna miss them!
    And you know what? When we retire and life settles down a bit, we will adopt from *rescues*, not breeders. Life lesson learned. :tegu::)
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    Best of luck to ALL of you :)
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    Thank you, Dee-Dee
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    Where's the rescue located that you sent them to?

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