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best birthday present i've ever gotten for myself

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by rxryp, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. rxryp

    rxryp New Member

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    Hey everyone! I'm Rory. Long time lurker, first time poster :)

    I just got a wee tegu in the mail! She's very cold, so I turned up her lamps a little bit for her to warm up a little, poor thing. She's remarkably alert for someone who's been cooped up in a little box for 12 hours - licking everything in her cage, pointedly ignoring the nice, expensive melon I minced up for her. Oh well. I love her so much already!

    She's in a 4 x 2 x 2 (and as I type this she's snuggling under a 12" x 12" swatch of fleece I had leftover from a project) until I can construct a collapsible (I intend on moving in a year or so) 6 x 3 x 3 enclosure for the little lady.

    Meet Porkchop (Porkitus Choppicus Cornelius the Third. Porkchop Corndog for shorter, Porks for shortest)! 6dcdc8d7279a56a9310fbe59c89544bd.png
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome. A husky, healthy-looking tegu? Wild caught? Either way, Porkchop might yet be in brumation, so don't sweat it if not so hungry yet. Also, takes a few weeks of settling in. 8X4X4' is typical, although larger would be better.
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    Looks like a Wild Caught with that long noise!
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    My thought, too.
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