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Discussion in 'Tegu Taming and Handling Discussion' started by Griffin, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Griffin

    Griffin New Member

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    Hello, I will be receiving a 3 week old argentine red tegu this coming tuesday. Shluld I try handling within a couple days, or wait a couple weeks. Do you have any special techniques?
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    Check out past threads for handling and taming techniques - there is a section on the main page for taming discussion.

    The tegu may hide for a while at the beginning to get used to her new surroundings. After a few days at most, I would handle her using gentle and non-aggressive movements and touch. You can also speak to her before touching to get her used to your presence.
  3. Griffin

    Griffin New Member

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    Hey, thanks for the reply! She is a very curious little booger and already has started crawling on my hand by her own, I have sat by her cage daily for 2-3 hours doing Uni homework and speaking to her everytime. I’ve been tong feeding crickets, spotted roaches, grapes, ground turkey and she loves it. I haven’t fully taken her out of the enclosure yet as I don’t want to break the trust I have already created. But each day she ventures onto my hand and up my arm little by little before she turns around. She also runs off her basking spot when I come down in the morning as she knows its food time.
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    Sounds like you're making good progress!