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A little confused why people feel the need to force their tegu into brumation??

Discussion in 'Tegu Hibernation' started by AlphaAlpha, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. AlphaAlpha

    AlphaAlpha Active Member

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    All animals including lizards adapt to their surroundings ...e.g wild lizards in argentina will have different habits and behaviors to the ones say in brazil or uruguay and especially colombians as they are basically a whole new species in there own right..even the difference in altitude and surroundings effect their behaviors...
    These are captive tegus that already usually live longer than their wild brothers,so why treat them as wild and force them to brumate?? your tegu will live how it wants to live, its your job to look after its needs and help it to live a happy life not bend its life to how you want it to live??

    PEACE OUT
  2. Zyn

    Zyn Active Member

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    Who here forces it?
  3. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Argentines typically bromate for some period of time. Has not been bred out of them and is to their benefit. Therefore, look out for signs that it wants to sleep and accommodate it.
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    Chu New Member

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    What if I miss these signs and treat my tegu as usual (handling, heat, feeding, etc.). Will it hurt him if I do not accommodate it?
  5. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I don’t know. If he slows down or stops eating, I’d give him a rest.
  6. AlphaAlpha

    AlphaAlpha Active Member

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    Of what I've read there is no garanteed fact that all tegu's do bromate / hibernate both in the wild or in captivity.... It is totally dependant on the Tegu