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red tegu

  1. mayhewwet

    Red with shedding issues also has a lack of appetite

    Hi, all, I've got a red tegu here -- about 1.5 years old -- who has gone through a couple of things in the last few months, and I'd like to get your advice on how to get him to eat more, and if you know what to do with these signs: He's had trouble getting off his last shed -- his tail got...
  2. Nya Wasp

    Bioactive enclosure - sugar ant infestation!

    Hi y'all! I have my red tegu in a 8 x 3 x 3 custom cage with soil, mulch, grass, and a variety of fake plants, hides, rocks, basking platforms, and cork tree bark etc. But my Virginia native sugar ants have decided to join my enclosure! Are they safe for my tegu, she doesn't seem to mind but...
  3. Z

    Constipated tegu?!

    I’m posting for a friend, he has an Argentine red tegu and he is only passing urates. He is straining to go in his legs. We have been doing warm soaks everyday and plus because he is in shed. What kind of foods or oils will make him go, we don’t know how many days it’s been but it might be right...
  4. Lutchmom

    Swollen eyelids

    Does anyone know what would cause swollen eyelids I'm a tegu? He has seen the vet twice and has been on antibiotic eyedrops, liquid antibiotics, and liquid anti inflammatory. But it has not helped. He is currently trying to brumate, but I can see that his eyelids are still swollen.
  5. J

    From passive to active taming?

    Hey folks! I wasn't sure how else to word this thread title, so pardon if it sounds odd. Amigo, my red argentine tegu, is doing quite well. While he can still become startled and jump/dash, he is generally chill. However, due to changes in schedule for work (more shifts for the holiday...
  6. N.B.H.

    Is he a red?

    Hello! I'm pretty new to tegu care, and I bought from a prior tegu owner, who... Gave me very vague descriptions of the actual animal. I feel like they purchased him not knowing how big he was going to get, and wanted to get rid of him once they found out. I wasn't given a specific age (just...
  7. UnicornsNbattz

    Scrolled for hours , can’t find complete answers

    hi What is the perfect night temperature for a high white red tegu ? What is the perfect humidity level for a tegu ? Mine is between 50-60% right now ( I scrolled through a lot of topics but couldn’t find a precise answer ) And how do I best raise my temperature ? I have a 220x100x100 ( cm...
  8. Lutchmom


    Hello, we bought a red tegu on December 14, I'm not sure how old s/he is because we got it from a per store. They bought it in August. I'm guessing it's 5-6 months old. We had it in an aquarium but it was aggressive while in it, and I felt it didn't have enough room to move around. We just...
  9. 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...
  10. Asheya

    URGENT; adopted mistreated

    Hi guys, A friend of mine who works in rescue saved a beautiful red Tegu and with me being the only person she knows who cares of them, she asked me to take him and I happily obliged. However, he's in rough shape. He's a sweet pup, but he has months of shed built up on his back. He was kept in...