• Hello guest! Are you a Tegu enthusiast? If so, we invite you to join our community! Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Tegu enthusiasts to meet online. Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your Tegu and enclosure and have a great time with other Tegu fans. Sign up today! If you have any questions, problems, or other concerns email [email protected]!

Chacoan Giants!!

VARNYARD

Former Admin
1,000+ Post Club
5 Year Member
Messages
3,684
The largest tegu is the Chacoan white giant tegu, or the Extreme giant tegu. Extremes are in my opinion a different local of the Argentine black and white, however without DNA testing or a proper scale count it could also be found to be a separate species than the normal black and whites. These animals can reach over 60 inches and over 20 pounds in weight and by far the largest of all the tegus.

The babies are also much lighter in color than the normal Argentines.
 

PuffDragon

New Member
1,000+ Post Club
5 Year Member
Messages
1,922
That is so bad ass!!! I was wondering, do the different variations/species of Tegu's ever cross paths in the wild? Potentially leading to hybrids?
 

VARNYARD

Former Admin
1,000+ Post Club
5 Year Member
Messages
3,684
It could happen, it is not way off the road that many have taken IMO. I think it is a very valid question.
 

KoreanDeathKid

New Member
5 Year Member
Messages
489
how is that Varnyard is the only one with Chacoan giants? there are guys like Rick, and Bert, but i don't see them with Chacoans, Why?
 

VARNYARD

Former Admin
1,000+ Post Club
5 Year Member
Messages
3,684
Well, they just don't have any, bottom line. Rick did try to pass off normal white heads last year as the same as mine, but truth be told no other breeder has these but me.

However, I do have normal white heads, and they are not the same animals. I just wanted to clear that up.

Normal whiite head baby, I might add awesome white head.

DSCN1542.jpg

DSCN1703.jpg


Extreme or Chacoan giant:

DSCN1569.jpg

DSCN1566.jpg


Do not be fooled by imitations, get the real thing if you are going to get one.
 

KoreanDeathKid

New Member
5 Year Member
Messages
489
oh, ok, that's very cool, Bobby must be very proud
i can clearly see the difference with the Chacoan giants, and the black and whites, the chacoans seems to have a little bit of orange in them as babies, wut gentle giants they are
 
G

Guest

Guest
KoreanDeathKid said:
oh, ok, that's very cool, Bobby must be very proud
i can clearly see the difference with the Chacoan giants, and the black and whites, the chacoans seems to have a little bit of orange in them as babies, wut gentle giants they are

I have to be honest bro. If you're gonna get a teg, Bobby is where to go. Hell, make the drive, get your teg and smuggle him home. Nothing makes me madder than the idea that I didn't buy a Giant White from Bobby. I love my Apollo, but I'd really rather have got a Red and a White from Bobby. Curses.
 

mdmtmm

New Member
5 Year Member
Messages
53
I may have to pick one of these up when they hatch. I love the coloring on the babies. Now that I know whats up on these guys, I would be sure to get it from Bobby as well.
 

olympus

New Member
5 Year Member
Messages
541
I only trust Bobby; every question you ask him he has an answer and an explanation for everything. He has examples and proof of everything he says. Also he will bend over backwards to help you, hell of a guy. I'm currently waiting on a chacoan that I put a down payment on.. I know it's gonna be worth the wait.
 

COWHER

New Member
5 Year Member
Messages
873
i to am going to buy from bobby. because like every one will tell you he is a hell of a guy! :lol:
 

PuffDragon

New Member
1,000+ Post Club
5 Year Member
Messages
1,922
if only I wasn't a poor college student!! I would love to get a giant from Bobby!!! Maybe after I make my milllions muuahhahahah
 

COWHER

New Member
5 Year Member
Messages
873
some in here
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.tegutalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=199">http://www.tegutalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=199</a><!-- m -->
 

redtail2426

New Member
5 Year Member
Messages
206
Would you be able to house a chacoan giant adult in a 6.5' x 40" x 27" enclosure? I would be letting him out to roam often aswell. Just wondering for future reference as I would love to get one in the future.
 

PuffDragon

New Member
1,000+ Post Club
5 Year Member
Messages
1,922
So just to be clear...the white heads would not be considered extreme because they don't get as big right?
 

VARNYARD

Former Admin
1,000+ Post Club
5 Year Member
Messages
3,684
No, it is size, color, pattern and pure mass. I have a bunch of White heads, they are nowhere close to being the same animals.
 

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts

Forum statistics

Threads
20,126
Messages
177,888
Members
10,364
Latest member
Manchurian16
Top