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These are all from the Pheonix Herp Society
These pics don't do justice to the animals. Not sure what this was but was amazing.
Albino tegu or some kind of morph.
Supposedly a blue they have for breeding.
I would take more but a lot...
Not sure if this is in the right forum topic or not. Just wanted to know if anyone has heard of them or been there before. Pretty amazing place in my opinion. Supposedly one of only two accredited reptile/exotic animal, sanctuary/rescue in the U.S. So if there is an major criminal bust...
Most, if not all the info in there is true. The way they explain it sounds a little dramatic but it would happen if an actual population of snakes started on one of the islands. The birds are already under attack from mongoose that were intentionally released.
Check out freedom reptile rescue. They are a so-cal rescue that I talked with at the San Diego expo and the person I talked to said there are a couple breeders in the area so they get tegus all the time. They had two adults with them at the show.
Recent sightings in the wild. Hopefully the people working with the sanctuary can a population going. They are pretty cool looking, the pics I saw reminded me almost of a salamander.
I read somewhere that the largest problem for them is competition. Green iguanas and feral cats/dogs were introduced to the island as pets. The green iguanas have had a huge population increase because they can escape cats and dogs easily. Blues are slower moving because they did not have any...
Probably the most common rescue monitor, at least from what I have seen which in large part has to do with how inexpensive a young one costs.
Strange, are you going to house yours in a 8x4 like you would a Tegu? Once it gets bigger I mean.