Hi everyone. After years of longing for a large lizard I finally have the space/resources to jump on it. I made a risking decision and ordered from a notorious wholesaler (backwater reptiles). I didn’t want a hatchling so I order the “large” (which I thought was going to be a big baby). I ending up getting an adult male. He is 2 1/2 ft long without the tail. He is a true Argentine b&w but I’ve read that they actually sell some wild caught animals out of Florida. Regardless of that he looks very healthy beside a little stuck shed. He’s docile and doesn’t mind being pet. He just doesn’t like being picked up ( legs off the ground). The first day I let him settle in. The second day he ate a large meal of rodents and ground turkey. He basked for a few hours and went into his burrow. Since then he has come out for no longer than 20mins at a time. He even puts up a fight when I tried to take him out to soak him. Is this the start of hibernation? Could he already have been hibernating before I got him? I have all my temps right, 110 basking, about 75 on the cool side. Humidity is a little low but I’m working on ways to fix that. I mist the cage everyday. I tried to feed again yesterday and he literally pushed the food out the way. Tegus are by far the smartest reptile I’ve had, so I figured he’s refusing for a reason. I’m building his final enclosure this weekend. 6x4x3. Currently he’s in a 4x3x2 cause I wasn’t expecting an adult. Any tips for a new tegu owner? I’ve been keeping reptiles since I was 15, I have a few adult red tails so I’m not new to large reptiles. Thank you all and I’m happy to be apart of your forum.