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Tegu growth chart?

crimsonrazac

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Does anyone have a growth chart of the length and or wieght of thier tegus(and maybe diets)? I'd really like to get a few to put together and compare. :-D I'm going to start one with my current tegu and the extreme I have a deposit on.

If you have any you can send to me or post here please include the type of tegu and the sex. :mrgreen:
 

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They all grow at different rate, in spurts, so you can't compare one to another. Some will go into hibernation only a few weeks after hatching and won't grow at all for 6 to 8 months! Some will eat like pigs, stay up all year, at get huge!
 

crimsonrazac

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I know that already, but it would be nice to get some data just to see how they compare. I have never seen a growth chart for a tegu and just thought it might be intresting.
 

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Just a thought...I'd probably use SVL since some lose tail tips. For instance, my red dropped about 2" of tail a couple of months ago, but grew overall. The total length may not show that or might show that he shrunk, lol.

It would be interesting to see different growth rates. Maybe you could have a chart for yearlings that hibernated and yearlings that didn't, 2yo's, etc.
 

PuffDragon

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Ask and you shall receive!!!!

tegugrowthchart.jpg
 

crimsonrazac

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THANK YOU PUFF! :lol: Well, its the best one I have so far..


So at day once its just a giant head in the egg :)? + how did yours learn to walk on two legs :rasp
 

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PuffDragon said:
Ask and you shall receive!!!!

tegugrowthchart.jpg


Your killing me bro!! Now that is funny!! :lol: :lol:

I needed a good laugh, thanks Joe!! :roon

I might add that to my next power point presentation. :p
 

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DaveDragon said:
They all grow at different rate, in spurts, so you can't compare one to another. Some will go into hibernation only a few weeks after hatching and won't grow at all for 6 to 8 months! Some will eat like pigs, stay up all year, at get huge!

True, but from a scientific standpoint the more data the better as said data can be compared with others to check for correlation between the variables involved, if correlation exists we may be able to draw conclusions on growth patterns and the impact of certain changes which would not otherwise be evident when not tracking the differences and similarities.
 

crimsonrazac

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Thanks Tux, that was the main reason I made this. Really wish some other people had even a little bit of data... I guess ill have to look harder. :-D
 

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crimsonrazac said:
Thanks Tux, that was the main reason I made this. Really wish some other people had even a little bit of data... I guess ill have to look harder. :-D

Hey there. I have a blue and I have been keeping track since day one but I only have snout to tail end data, if you want it. I also have weight data.
 

DaveDragon

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Female B&W Arg. Tegu
Birthdate unknown but assumed to be a South American import born in January and not fed much for it's first few months and didn't grow much. It refused to eat for the first week (became very lethargic) and had to be fed Activia yogurt & stage 1 meat baby foods with a syringe for 2 weeks before it would eat on it's own. Did not hibernate.

Date Weight Length
5/15/2007 bought
5/20/2007 43.8g 11.00"
5/24/2007 41.5g
5/27/2007 44.2g
5/29/2007 46.9g
5/31/2007 47.5g
6/1/2007 47.7g
6/3/2007 50.9g 11.63"
6/6/2007 57.4g
6/9/2007 49.8g
6/13/2007 54.3g
6/15/2007 59.0g
6/16/2007 58.7g
6/17/2007 61.6g
6/21/2007 63.5g
6/24/2007 59.2g
6/28/2007 71.1g 12.5"
6/30/2007 73.1g
7/2/2007 78.3g
7/5/2007 81.4g 13.00"
7/9/2007 88.7g
7/14/2007 96.0g
7/16/2007 103.3g
7/18/2007 107.8g
7/25/2007 135.1g 15.50"
8/1/2007 144.2g
8/7/2007 179.5g 17.50"
8/11/2007 185.5g
8/18/2007 220.0g 19.00"
9/1/2007 300.0g
9/9/2007 375.0g 22"
9/22/2007 425.0g
9/30/2007 24.5"
10/7/2007 470.0g
10/21/2007 545.0g
11/5/2007 605.0g
12/24/2007 730.0g
1/27/2008 820.0g 29"
10/4/2008 2265.0g
10/19/2008 39"
 

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