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Discussion in 'Tegu Taming and Handling Discussion' started by Colten, May 13, 2017.

  1. Colten

    Colten New Member

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    I just got a new Res Tegu about a month and a half old a week ago. Sense I have brought it home it was out the first few days an now it's been hiding. Only out in the day for about three hours then goes in substrate for rest of the day and night. I k ow it's probably nervous but I'm just worried something may be going on. Humidity an temp is good. Just may be worried it's may not be eating enough.

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    Colten New Member

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    Any suggestions? He is still only out a few hours or of the day an seems like he hardly eats. 1 pinky a day. Some days he won't eat till we catch him out an use tongs to feed it to him.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Unless he begins to lose weight, don't sweat it. They need time to settle in.
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    Ok koo thanks
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    How long do you think it would take for it to settle in?
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Varies among individuals. 1-2 weeks. Let him see you but don't bother him.
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    I got another question. I've had him for a month or two now an he still seems skittish when I try to put my hand in the cage for him to get use to me. I didn't wanna try an pick him up yet an stress him out. Do you have any good suggestions to help with him getting more comfortable with me? I've tried the shirt technique an be around him as much as I can when he is out. Just seems like all he wants to do is sleep haha
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Pick him up when he's sleeping. Let him hide under your shirt.
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    He's waken up before when I tried to move the substrate around him. I guess I'll give it another shot.
    Do they normally chill out once under a shirt?
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Awesome thank you so much. Your more help then my local pet stores in my area.
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    Is his basking spot at 115
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    It's at 105.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Up it to 115f. Anbient in the 80s. cool hide in the mid-upper 70s.