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Baby tegu not eating insects

SheriDemou

New Member
I’m worried that my baby won’t get good nutrition. She avoids bugs. We tried crickets Dubia roaches small horn worms. Live ones get away and live in her tank. Dead ones are of no interest. Won’t eat veggies or fruits cut up. Only Turkey burger. Is this okay for a growing baby?
 

AlphaAlpha

Well-Known Member
How long have you had her??
Did she eat them where she came from??
Is she eating other thing? e.g fish/chicken/organs etc
 

SheriDemou

New Member
Only been here a couple weeks. She seems very scared and skittering. She ate A bite salmon too. Should I blend bugs up in the turkey? Or just forget bugs for now
 
My tegu stopped eating bugs when he was full grown but I feed him reptilinks the 50 50 whole meat with organ meat and organic vegetable, whole frozen thawed rats and frozen whole quail with micro greens mixed in he eats it all ,that gives him a good balanced diet
 

SheriDemou

New Member
My tegu stopped eating bugs when he was full grown but I feed him reptilinks the 50 50 whole meat with organ meat and organic vegetable, whole frozen thawed rats and frozen whole quail with micro greens mixed in he eats it all ,that gives him a good balanced diet
Thanks for the info! I ordered reptilinks. Should get here next week.
 
Hope your tegu likes them ,reptilinks has made feeding my tegu, monitor and blue tongue skink so much easier they all love them and i feel I am giving them the best nutrition
 

SheriDemou

New Member
Hope your tegu likes them ,reptilinks has made feeding my tegu, monitor and blue tongue skink so much easier they all love them and i feel I am giving them the best nutrition
I’m looking forward to not making meat mash! Which Of your 3 lizards is more friendly and handles well?
 
I have 7 lizards and a kingsnake the other 4 lizards are insect eaters I have 2 bearded dragons they are the friendliest easy to handle my older one gos to work with me my tegu is calm and laid back totally trusts me but being large and not comfortable being picked up I do not handle him just pet him on the ground my panther chameleon is also calm and easy going but they are not found of being handled I recently got a leopard gecko the cutest creature there is I think he is also calm but I am giving him time to get use to me and his new environment my northern blue tongue skink is cool to have around but they hate being handled and barley trusts you ,very cautious animals my Timor monitor can only be watched at a distance they are skittish absolutely untrusting animals but very cool looking all have very large habitats the 3 larger ones have open whole room habitats
 

SheriDemou

New Member
I have 7 lizards and a kingsnake the other 4 lizards are insect eaters I have 2 bearded dragons they are the friendliest easy to handle my older one gos to work with me my tegu is calm and laid back totally trusts me but being large and not comfortable being picked up I do not handle him just pet him on the ground my panther chameleon is also calm and easy going but they are not found of being handled I recently got a leopard gecko the cutest creature there is I think he is also calm but I am giving him time to get use to me and his new environment my northern blue tongue skink is cool to have around but they hate being handled and barley trusts you ,very cautious animals my Timor monitor can only be watched at a distance they are skittish absolutely untrusting animals but very cool looking all have very large habitats the 3 larger ones have open whole room habitats
Wow. Amazing. I think you for all of your lizard knowledge. I have 2 beardies and feel very attached to them. I realize my Tegu is not fond of being handled.
 
Tegu owners need to realize that tegus are not arboreal and having heavy low long bodies they feel unbalanced and out of control when picked up and respect that
 
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