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Recent content by James Smith

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    Question (closes eyes when holding)

    It could mean annoyed or contentment. When they are annoyed they would close their eyes hoping you are gone when they open their eyes. More time spent with them they will become more accustomed to you and their eyes will close because of contentment. A rule I use is the position of their front...
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    Live Moss: Use or not to use

    By the way ,Happy New Year to you all.
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    Live Moss: Use or not to use

    Awesome guess who is getting a house make over. I've been really busy guys taking care of my Dad. He has Alzheimer, and he lives with me. He fell and broke his hip too, so things has been a little crazy than normal. Between BOGA and my Dad, along with the everyday stuff all I can say is Wow i...
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    Live Moss: Use or not to use

    Hello guys it's been a while since I posted something. I had a question. I have some moss that was growing on the side of the house, I mean a lot of moss. I trimmed some and brought in to the house. It's clean moss. I am keeping in a bowl until I can run it across you guys. Should I use it in...
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    General argentine tegu and 55 gallon aquarium question?

    Well said...well said.
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    General argentine tegu and 55 gallon aquarium question?

    I did my enclosure in halves. I was working on the second half when BOGA arrived. I planned it that way so I could put him in the first half while finishing up on the second. This was a mistake for a couple of reasons and I do not advise this anyway if you are not a experienced builder, because...
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    General argentine tegu and 55 gallon aquarium question?

    I personally do not advise anyone to use a Aquarium for their Gu, because of Multiple reasons, however it is useful for juveniles in your situation, just finish up their permanent custom build enclosure. Just to let you know Tegu need a lot of care and time. Tegus are not bearded, gecko, or a...
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    Tegus skin is dry?

    What kind of substrate are you using? The substrate should be able to hold moisture, so your Tegu feet remains moist. A rule of thumb to check this is: Push your finger down on the substrate and it should be damp to wet but not muddy. He will also need a dry side to give his skin time to air out...
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    My Tegu has NO Tongue

    Never seen this but heard about major defect within high intense breeding. It is very sad to see. He will need a lot of loving to counter this but do not smother. They need all their senses to get to know you, to become closer to you. I would like to know your methods on how you achieve a...
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    Cage size

    This how I made my right side top. It is a double hinge lid. I did this for a few reason but I won't get into that now. Just an ideal
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    Cage size

    My only recommendation would be for you and this is for your convenience only. Allow away to enter in or be able to reach the furthest side for cleanings. The size is just fine.
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    Carry alongs How do you transport?

    I know it does feel like it...Lol. I got him when he was 3 months old. I could not be more proud of him. We came a long way.
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    Carry alongs How do you transport?

    BOGA 1 year birthday was on the 3 rd of this month. I like to give handmade or meaningful gifts that someone can use. I also think Birthdays are so important. Well on BOGA'S Birthday he recieved one large mouse and a new Carry Along Hide, that I made for him. It has a heated floor and 3 access...
  14. James Smith

    Month three update.

    What an awesome story. Good for you and your new family member. Keep us updated with some pics please.
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    Month three update.

    His personality will come out more and more as he spends time with you and he gets older. It takes awhile for a Tegu to fully trust. If you think he's trusting you now...just wait after about month 8 or 9. The live factor will be applied as long as you keep doing good with him.
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