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Tegu possessed by bloodlust

Discussion in 'Extreme Giant (Chaco White Giant) Tegu Discussion' started by justineNpepper, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. justineNpepper

    justineNpepper New Member

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    Hello! My baby Tegu is just over a year old and going through a gnarly growth spurt. She is constantly wanting to play outside her cage (which is fine, I let her roam about in a closed room) but when I try to pick her up she tail whips and runs away! What happened to my sweet girl?
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    Females get aggressive while they are gravid. She should be back to normal once she absorbs the eggs, but still try not to just ignore her. If she doesn't want to be bothered, leave her alone. Your sweet heart will be back to normal soon. ^-^
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    justineNpepper New Member

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    Thank you! I thought maybe since she's been sleepy/sorta brumating through the winter that she forgot about me! Should I just feed her as much as she wants?
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    Yes, a good diet is EXTREMELY important while a female is gravid. Just make sure to feed her a bit more than normal. As much as she wants. If she remains like this for more than a few weeks and she is bloated or sluggish, go to the vet as soon as possible. It is not common, but she could not fully absorb the eggs, therefore, she may need either medication or surgery depending on the severity.
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    justineNpepper New Member

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    Ok no problem! She eats roaches, ground turkey, mice and blackberries voraciously. Anything else she has to be pretty hungry for but I still offer bananas and strawberries and blue berries at least once a week.
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    That's perfect! Except, she may need a slightly more carnivorous diet. When she's older, of course. Anyways, I think she'll be fine. ^-^
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    You think so? I always feed a protein with her fruits but was to understand Argies/Giants need a lot of fruit and veggies. (She won't eat veggies. )
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    You should most likely get a second opinion on her diet. I'm not too sure. Anyways, I wish you luck with her. ^-^
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    Aww! Thank you! I feel better that she might just need to put some weight on and this will pass.

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