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Paraguayan Red and White Tegus?

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Byrns149, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Byrns149

    Byrns149 New Member 5 Year Member

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    So i was looking on a breeder site and i found these guys. I cant find anything on the internet about them. What is the difference between these guys and Argentines? I know they are captive bred because i saw a video of him cutting open the eggs. Im looking into buying one since theyre only priced at $200.
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    james.w Active Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Care is the same if that is what you are asking. Who has them?
  3. Byrns149

    Byrns149 New Member 5 Year Member

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    undergroundreptiles.com.......sorry if im not aloud to mention sites im new to the forum.
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    Rhetoric Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    You're always allowed to mention names, companies, breeders, etc. The care is the exact same. As far as I know its the exact same species as the argentine reds.
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    laurarfl Moderator 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    They are the same species and scientific classification. Word is they came from a different locality and the name was added as a marketing enhancement.
  6. Bubblz Calhoun

    Bubblz Calhoun Moderator 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    That ^ ^ ^ it's just marketing, like their Blues, Platinum or what ever. Since their Argentines are about what 100 or 150, the Paraguays are 200,.. how much will the Chacoan Reds be.
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    reptastic Moderator 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Wait they got chacoan reds? i havnt been on there site in quite a whil
  8. Bubblz Calhoun

    Bubblz Calhoun Moderator 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    They advertise them every now and then since like 07.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZNyt_PD8kVY
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    reptastic Moderator 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Thats insane
  10. Bubblz Calhoun

    Bubblz Calhoun Moderator 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Not surprising,.. since they bred a Red/Blue x Blue het Albino hoping to get a Red Albino :rolleyes:. If only it worked that way.
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    prtrex New Member

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    I just got a paraguay red and white from underground today. and i tell you beautiful tegus. And i do see the difference from argentine reds. This guys have more white on them and if you look at the video of them bigger you can tell the difference. I feed her today turkey and she ate with no problem. she let me handle easily she moved a lot but she wasn't crazy. One of the tamest lizards i ever handled and she just a baby. So i am expecting for her to get better and better. She hiding right now sure she sleeping. I would really suggest getting one from them. I was not going to get red one because personally not a fan of then reds but read that white came more out of these tegu more and i am so glad i did get her!!! I promise you that you won't be disappointed!!
  12. kellen.watkins

    kellen.watkins New Member

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    I have one :) and another member does too what's strange is mine and the others are really tame and calm as well. I do like the pattern on these more than other reds but who is to say they came paraguay?
  13. reptastic

    reptastic Moderator 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    I had a red from varnyard that had a bright red color and alot of white that intensified as he got older, i just dont buy into the whole locale thing with tegus when theres no proof
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    laurarfl Moderator 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    That's my only thing as well. Common names can be really confusing. It sounds as if they are trying to pass it off as a morph, or new species/subspecies to me. I've talk to them at such and they are nice guys and have nice looking tegus. It's nothing personal, just my opinion.

    I saw a vendor at the Daytona show that had some imported baby reds. Each one had nice color and spectacular pattern. They were quite tame as well. I think people get used to a certain look because tegus are imported from a particular area and then the breeders in the US use the pairs each year. When something new comes in, it seems so unusual.
  15. JohnMatthew

    JohnMatthew Active Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Nice sales pitch senor(ita) 1 post.. :D
  16. TeguBuzz

    TeguBuzz Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    Haha, nice observation.
  17. laurarfl

    laurarfl Moderator 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    HA, I didn't even catch that.