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  1. Kacy

    Enclosure Advice

    I'm going to be building an outdoor enclosure for my little guy, and was wondering the best type of wood to build it out of and what else I need to treat the wood with. Any help is appreciated! Also here is the blueprint I made for the enclosure if anyone was interested
  2. Jörmungandr

    Garden Tub

    We have a very large garden tub that we no longer use, has solid glass doors with a large ledge. I have a set of lights mounted, container with substrate (can crawl into and out of), potted plants and climbing options. He is 14" and when larger I would like to have limited enclosure time and...
  3. BKing

    Enclosures - Free Roaming with Enclosure Essentials

    Hi everyone, So I've been reading up on enclosures and wanted to share some of the things I've discovered and open the conversation for questions and concerns I currently have. I read on a thread that because Birds are one of Tegus natural predators, any interaction from above will always...
  4. RomanPort

    Baffled by Sliding Doors

    Howdy! Recently, I've been working on a design for a custom Tegu enclosure in CAD software. My plan for the door is to have two sliding acrylic windows. The windows also serve as a door by sliding them open. Very similar design to your household windows, but rotated, if that helps. I'm not...
  5. TeguTeep

    HELP - Tegu escape!

    yes, this is another Tegu escape thread. She escaped once before and stayed put right where she got out on the counter. We decided to put heavy weights on the top of her enclosure as an intermediate bandaid until we could get her a bigger enclosure. However one of us I guess had a brain lapse...
  6. I

    Grow tent enclosure - with progress photos!

    I don't see these mentioned here much... but if anyone is looking for a lower cost, and more easily moved enclosure, this may be helpful to you. I got the idea from Kaijutegu on tumblr. First: Get a grow tent! These are made for growing plants indoors, and are designed to retain heat and...
  7. Dragon392

    Faux Rocks for Adult Tegus

    Hi, all! I’m prepping for a tegu next Summer (2020), so I’ve got some time to prepare. I love naturalistic enclosures, and am a glutton for punishment. I’m wondering if anyone else has found a successful method for making faux rocks for tegus. There’s plenty of faux rocks for reptiles...
  8. Largelizards

    Anyone use buffalo beetles in Dubia colony or in tegu setup

    I’ll be getting 200 buffalo beetles anyday now in the mail. They are advertised as a great cleanup crew and I was going to add them to my Dubia colony. I just don’t want to open Pandora’s box as I hear they breed like crazy and end up regretting it. Does anyone have any experience with them or...
  9. Largelizards

    Hardwood mulch and which sounds easier to clean and not attract bugs

    Right now I use cypress mulch and eco earth. But I just bought some plain old top soil that is used for filling holes(no compost), some hardwood mulch, and sphagnum peat moss from homedepot (used for organic gardening), and lots of leaf litter I collected my self consisting of safe trees like...
  10. Largelizards

    Fogger lowering surface temps

    My basking temps are 107-117 on a half log and 100-105F on a tile but when homemade fogger is on, it lowers the surface temps so log is only 100 and tile is 90. It’s a 40 g breeder tank, a 160w mega ray is over log, 75 w flood over tile and a 100w Che near middle of tank. Bêla is around 3-4...
  11. J

    Tegu Enclosure

    So I've heard lots of contradicting thoughts on what the minimum cage size is for an Argentine Black and White Tegu (Female). Can someone tell me the Minimum and the Recommended? Thanks!
  12. C

    New Tegu Owner!!

    Hi Everyone! I’m brand new to TeguTalk and owning a Tegu. I own multiple reptiles and am finally getting ready to take the first step in owning a Tegu. I am picking up a Red Tegu in March at the NARBC in Tinley Park, IL. So up until them I am on a journey to get prepared and build my enclosure...
  13. Belladonna

    Enclosure and lights

    hey yall. Im having a hard time figuring out what type of lights to have in the enclosure. I decided to go with a boamaster enclosure (anyone have any experience with them or have a better option, please let me know ) and I was still confused about the kind of lights the enclosure needs. What...
  14. Ambriel

    Toho the tegu's enclosure

    My first ever tegu and my first ever diy enclosure build. I did weeks of research. It was frustrating. I am in no way a carpenter, didn't have any of the needed tools, nor the space to work in. (Its winter up here in Montana and I live right in the middle of town. Wood workshop welcome to my...
  15. Asheya

    Is this acceptable substrate?

    Hello! My two gus are currently on a cypress mulch/Coco husk mix, but I wanted to add some soil/peat moss and play sand to give them better burrowing opportunities. However I can't find anything listed as "top soil" without it having additives like fertilizer or compost. I found these bags or...
  16. Nya Wasp


    Greetings All! There I was picking up frozen rodents for my herp kids, when I stumbled across the majestic red tegu... I'm not unfamiliar with tegus, but never saw myself as a owner of one, until I met Norbert... So, in an act of sheer stupidity, I brought little Norbert home that day. I...
  17. G

    Poseible solution to the dreaded 55 gallon tank issue.

    This morning my bearded dragon started nose rubbing wanting to be let out. The poor sucker has trouble turning around in the cage i adopted him in (he was given away by someone inable to care for him anymore) because it's only a foot wide. Without the accesories he's okay but its still cramped...
  18. WaterRaven


    As experienced tegu owners, what do you guys think of this article by Reptiles for building an enclosure: http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Lizard-Care/Build-Tegu-Enclosure/ My husband is a carpenter and we're looking at building our tegu enclosure for a B&W Argentine tegu. We've watched a couple...
  19. clbfrzr

    My Enclosure Layout(NEED THOUGHTS)

    Hello, Currently in the process to acquire my first Tegu and I am seeking advice/critism/ideas to better this enclosure that I designed and layed out on paper. If you guys could help me with this, I would very much appreciate it. Thank you!
  20. Jenniefromtheblock

    Need new enclosure & seeking advice

    Hey guys, So I have two wild caught tegus from the everglades, both about a year old. My enclosure right now is 4 X 2, 75 or 90 gallon tank i cant remember which. I had only planned on getting 1 but he needed a friend so now there is 2! The one I got first I've had for about 2 months and he...