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Age?

Discussion in 'Red Tegu Discussion' started by Aidan Morrison, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Aidan Morrison

    Aidan Morrison Member

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    Hi everyone, I got my baby red tegu back on April 22 at the New York reptile expo. When I purchased him/her I forgot to ask when the tegu hatched. My tegu was about 13 inches long when I bought him. So my question is how old is he?
  2. EnjoysWine

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    I've been keeping track of my Red Tegu's growth. She was 13 inches at 6 weeks if that helps.
  3. Aidan Morrison

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    Not really because considering I bought him in April 22 he would of have to have been born in late February or early March in order for him to have been 6 weeks old when I bought him. And don’t tegu babies hatch in like June and July?
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    I think that must be the case unless he went into brumation a few months after hatching and thus stopped growing. But that would be pretty small to be a year old I think. You do mean 13" from snout to the tip of the tail, right?
  5. Aidan Morrison

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    Yup 13” from snout to tip of tail