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Newbie to the tegu world

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by Bobo9, May 18, 2019.

  1. Bobo9

    Bobo9 New Member

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    B9562E0B-78FE-471F-BDD3-A3FE4DDF35C8.jpeg B049B961-E752-4173-8B48-3EB66962D7DD.jpeg got my baby yesterday been lookin for a while now. Argentina red tegu named it blaze don’t kno sex yet. AT first he is feisty when holding them calms down with lil rubs lol. Always up for suggestions and tips

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  2. AlphaAlpha

    AlphaAlpha Well-Known Member

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    let him settle into his surrounding for a week ..... moving house lock stock and barrel is a big thing and stressful for any animal.
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    Bobo9 New Member

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    What do you mean stock and barrel.. I have him n a 60 gallon tank with 2 tree branches and a hide spot
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    AlphaAlpha Well-Known Member

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    If you've just got him he will be in a new tank probably on different substrate with different hides and ornaments with water in different place and on a different diet with a different view out of the window and another person/unknown caring for his every move ..... Its a massive change in other words and it's better in the long run to just slow it down a little
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    Definitely a beauty! Still young enough not to feel those claws yet! Good luck! They do take some time to settle down. Good to get him young - I think he'll get used to you quicker. At least that was my story - I have a 2 yr old that was ridiculously feisty when I got him at a year old, and a baby (4 months now) that doesn't seem anywhere near as apt to lash out at me. Good luck! Lots of good info here - I trust Alpha Alpha, and Walter1. Lizard people - they won't steer you wrong.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Thanks Debita. I admire how you're learning and now sharing.
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    Debita Active Member

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    What a compliment coming from you....thanks. I look to your advice and correction. It's been over a year since my first, and now I know that I know a little. :)
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    Bobo9 New Member

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    Thanks EVERYBODY I appreciate all the help this forum has been big for me and I’m living my baby everyday.
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    Thanks Debita I do try and share my wisdom across the pond.....lol
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  10. Debita

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    Always looking for it Alpha
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