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  1. B

    any suggestions

    i typically hold my tegu later at night its when i have time and he sleeps in a beach towel on my lap and hes fine he digs around and finds a good spot and sleeps when i try to have him in my room or bathroom hes very scared and hides. should i just try bathtub more hes around 8 months old.
  2. H

    afraid in enclosure

    Every time I attempt to pick up my tegu in his enclosure he freaks out I open the door he sees me hes fine but when i attempt to pick him up he starts squirming like crazy buts completely fine outside his enclosure hes a month old no problem picking him up once hes out.
  3. RexTheGuardian

    Need Help Taming A Golden Tegu

    Hello everyone, I have had a baby Gold Tegu for about 6 months, and I'm having trouble with him. The store I got him from didn't know much about where he came from, he was originally housed with six larger siblings before I picked him up. His tank has reptile dirt substrate and plenty of hiding...
  4. RexTheGuardian

    Help with a Golden Tegu Baby

    Hi, this is my first post here, so sorry if this is the wrong spot. I need help regarding my new Golden Tegu. I picked him up from a store a little over 1 week ago, according to the store owner he was the last of 6 babies. I wanted to ask for any help in regards to getting him to at least be...
  5. B

    New baby tegu, taming help!

    I just recently bought a 2 month old baby black and white tegu, when I brought him hone he let me pick him up maybe once or twice without issues.. the second day came around and he let me pick him up once, but started whipping a little bit and running.. but on the third day he wanted Nothing to...
  6. Mandi&Mushu

    The start of Taming

    So I just got my juvenile blue tegu about 4 days ago. He has been super skittish and I've gotten him out a total of 2 times from his enclosure. The second time, he decided to potty in my hands so I put him in the bath (which was pretty positive experience wise). Both times were negative...
  7. CharlieTheTegu

    New Tegu Bonding

    Hello! Firstly, I'm happy to be a part of a community that seems to be as enthusiastic about tegus as you all are. I'm sure these questions have been answered a million times already but I wanted to present you with my exact situation to make sure all variables are known. I just got my new tegu...
  8. M

    Suddenly Aggressive Tegu

    Hello, I just got my new baby argentine B&W tegu. I have had him for about a week now. I read up a lot on taming and knew that slow and simple was the right move. He was very friendly when I first opened my package and he climbed right on my arm! I let him sit and walk around my room for a...
  9. Dragon392

    Timid tegu?

    I need some help with my little guy. Male Argentine B&W. I got him in the end of September 2019, as a fresh 2019 baby. In October, he went down for brumation. In the time I got to work with him last year, he was doing okay. He wouldn’t necessarily come to me, but he wasn’t fleeing in terror or...
  10. 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...
  11. J

    between the tub...and the enclosure

    Hey fellas! This might be a bit of an odd question. But when exactly did folks start using the tub method for their tegus, if they did so? I been working on getting mines trust, and i would like to use this method, but unsure of...well the best way to get them to the tub. Do people just firmly...
  12. Largelizards

    Is this reptilemagazine advice good

    Advice from reptilemagazine, “After the first few days, you can start handling your tegu, gently but firmly, so that it doesn't fall or escape from your hands. Continue to hold your tegu, even if it is wriggling and trying to escape. Once it calms a bit, stroke the back of its head and talk to...
  13. I

    Tegu can't be handled at all?

    A lot of advice about tegu taming seems to rely on actually being able to pick up your tegu, like taking them into the bathroom or putting them in your shirt... But my girl is pretty much untouchable. The one time I had to get her to the vet, I had to throw a towel over her and grab her that...
  14. E

    New Tegu... Need help with taming :)

    Hi, I’m Evelyn and I’m a first time tegu owner. I recently got my b&w about 2 days ago, he’s eating fine but I’m having trouble starting to tame him. Pretty sure hes around 4 months old and he was pretty grumpy yesterday when I tried to say hi, he reacted aggressively. He huffed and puffed a bit...
  15. WaterRaven

    No touch, I peench.

    Hey guys :) I wrote a post a little while ago wondering if my black and white Argentine tegu, Tabucca, was going through some kind of a teenage phase, since then I am happy to report she's really turned around. She goes easily into the bath now and doesn't flail and death roll and while she...
  16. Michael Descant

    Baby tegu keeps hiding

    I'm a new tegu owner. I got a columbian tegu baby 6 weeks ago, it was about 9 inches counting the tail at the time. I'm unsure of the sex but call him Charles. Basic info: Right now he lives in a 40 gallon breeder tank with coconut fiber base, a baking rock under a ceramic heat emitter, a pool...
  17. BlepTongueSkink

    Tell me your colombian tegu success stories!

    Hi y'all. I have a gold tegu named Bubba that I got from my local small petstore a little over a week ago. He was in the petstore since he was a baby, and is about 4-5 months old now. So far I feel like I've been taking steps in the right direction to calm him down, but I get discouraged easily...
  18. Djatawsome

    New Baby Red Tegu

    I recently bought a baby Argentine red tegu at the Tinley Park Narbc reptile expo. I have another tegu but raised her from a yearling, so I don't quite understand the intricacies of hatchlings quite yet. I have my baby setup in a 75 gallon acrylic tank for growing. I've had him for only 4 days I...
  19. Tiamat

    Taming red / possible brumation

    8 I bought a hatchling Argentine red from a breeder in October . Breeder said he was born in late September . My setup 72 gallon aquarium with 3" coconut substrate Two hides... One half hollow log at the cool end and an enclosed cave with a shirt in it on the basking end. Both sides of the...
  20. Tiamat

    Taming red / possible brumation

    So I bought a hatchling Argentine red from a breeder in October . Breeder said he was born in late September . My setup 72 gallon aquarium with 3" coconut substrate Two hides... One half hollow log at the cool end and an enclosed cave with a shirt in it on the basking end. Both sides of...