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tegu behavoir

bubbasherps

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Ive had tegus and alot of other lizard species I have notice behavoir in tegus my adult male which I chat to every day will come over to me and open his mouth up wide is it recognizing me ? ive been trying to figure it out does any body else had experiences like this ?
 

AB^

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Mine yawn, that's the only time I see them open their mouths when not engulfing something :)
 

AB^

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That's why you have to make things mentally stimulating for them. Especially for more intelligent species such as varanids and tegus.
Rearranging the cage will help as will putting some oddball random object in the cage for them to investigate. Providing a variety of foods is a good idea too.
 

playlboi

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well, my tegu that was constantly yawning was in the process of getting ready to hibernate. haven't seen the guy for couple of weeks now. my othe tegu is more than active. guys a little explorer in his own right.
 

greentriple

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Mentally stimulating huh? I'm going to start giving El Che the New York Times Crossword, that should keep him stimulated. Hell, it he can get Friday's it will be a clear sign of his intelligence and advance brain development, I might be able to argue he has a frontal lobe and feelings.
 

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greentriple said:
Mentally stimulating huh? I'm going to start giving El Che the New York Times Crossword, that should keep him stimulated. Hell, it he can get Friday's it will be a clear sign of his intelligence and advance brain development, I might be able to argue he has a frontal lobe and feelings.

Yea, there are even some humans that can not learn, well not as much as tegus. Seems like they must learn the hard way.
 

AB^

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greentriple said:
Mentally stimulating huh? I'm going to start giving El Che the New York Times Crossword, that should keep him stimulated. Hell, it he can get Friday's it will be a clear sign of his intelligence and advance brain development, I might be able to argue he has a frontal lobe and feelings.



are you saying your tegu doesnt love you?? :wink:
 

bubbasherps

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:D i started to open my mouth up at him , he replys showing me his mouth. maybe he needs mouth wash ...or dentist just another interesting thing about the amazing tegu :D
 

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