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    Would (YOU) buy HDPE enclosure over PVC foamboard cage?

    I was kind and I offered my honest feedback. I didn't give the answer he wanted but I did give an honest and empathic one to be fair. I thought the dialogue would be nice. Then it was broken down to me, with my thread specifically tagged, like I was stupid. I apologize if I was out of line but I...
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    Would (YOU) buy HDPE enclosure over PVC foamboard cage?

    Yes and I'm obviously a woman given that my profile shows I'm female and my tag name is Mamasaurus.
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    Would (YOU) buy HDPE enclosure over PVC foamboard cage?

    I'm not an easily offended person but on top of saying "btw, HDPE is high-density polyethylene" and wrong since polyethylene is one word, as if I'm a moron, who doesn't know what the plastic is you then decided to continue with yet another post and literally breakdown wtf the meaning of impact...
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    Would (YOU) buy HDPE enclosure over PVC foamboard cage?

    Yes, and PVC is polyvinyl chloride. Thanks. "It's worth a google." I wasn't being rude. You asked for our opinions. I own a Gu not a velociraptor so PVC is sufficient, it's already 75$ a sheet. May the odds be ever in your favor with your enclosure endeavor.
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    Would (YOU) buy HDPE enclosure over PVC foamboard cage?

    IMO I wouldn't. I understand HDPE has higher melting and is lighter weight. However, PVC is less expensive and stronger. Though heavier we don't really move around a 6x3 or 8x4 enclosure very much and the stand can have wheels for that purpose. If someone wanted to go HDPE instead of PVC they'd...
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    My tegu won't eat

    Mine tried to escape when he was too hot but is also just nebby. They're curious and escape artists.
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    My tegu won't eat

    It's brumation season also. He might not want to eat. Feed every day and water just to be safe. I'd keep the cool end at 75 ish and middle at 85 ish with a nice hot basking spot but 100 all over is too warm. Make sure he has a hide and that there's a nice cool, deep, damp substrate in the hide...
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    My b & w tegu starting nipping

    He doesn't bite or be a crab but he still death rolls and runs all over when I want to hold him. I've had him 10 months, he was wild caught and already nearly a year when I got him. How's your temps and humidity in there? Could he be too warm and cranky when he's out? Also, this time of year...
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    My b & w tegu starting nipping

    I always recommend reptilinks. You can feed whole prey without feeding live as well but the links enable me to sneak in all the things he needs and won't eat like veggies as well as all the bones and innards that they need with less mess and way less worry of impaction because it's ground. My...
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    Help w blowing bulbs!

    Yeah. Mine kept blowing basking and UVB bulbs. It was a total pain in the arse.
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    Blue tegu enclosure

    6x4 and no less for a single adult. They aren't arboreal. Need the floor space not climbing space. Good luck!
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    Help w blowing bulbs!

    When I had that problem it was the ceramic part that holds the bulb. When it loosens it affects the ground and blows the bulb. Try tightening the ceramic part against the dome.
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    New adult tegus

    I make sure mine has water at all times and I will put food in once a week and peek at him but tbh other than the occassional bask and sip of water he just burrows and sleeps for 6-7 months even if I don't adjust his lights or temps. They have an amazing internal clock. My beardie does too but...
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    General argentine tegu and 55 gallon aquarium question?

    I wouldn't use an aquarium at all since it's only useful for a blink and would probably just wait until you have it setup then add a Gu. I honestly would advise against an outdoor enclosure without a heat source; especially where you live. Even if the temperature gradient is correct he will...
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    Tegu rescues

    Love mine from tegusonly rescue. He ships!
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