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Are Tegus that active?

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Abner, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Abner

    Abner New Member

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    My 3-week old Tegu is extremely active from 11AM to 5PM. She is like non-stop going from one side of her terrain (currently a 3x2x2) to the other. Trying to climb and digging like there is not tomorrow. Banking spot is 100 degrees, middle of terrain is 85, and cool side is about 80. She has two bowls of water, one to drink and one for her to submerge if she desires, even thou I never seen her submerging in any one of the bowls other than by falling in them when trying to climb. Is her behavior normal or is she not happy?
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    You have her in an oven, and she wants out.
  3. Abner

    Abner New Member

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    Yeah, Due to the habitat size ’m having a difficult time having a 70 degree cold side and keeping the basking spot hot.


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    Agreed. Sounds like desperate attempts to thermoregate
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    Get a bigger enclosure then
  6. Abner

    Abner New Member

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    @Zyn, I'm trying to work with what I have now. Thank you @Walter1 and @Gary; I have changed the settings, last night the habitat was 70 degrees and today the cold side stayed around 75 and the rest of the habitat in the 80's, the only think is that her basking spot only gets to 92 with this new setting. She was very calm today.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Cool and middle/ambienbnt are fine, but the basking temp should be higher 110-115 f.
  8. Abner

    Abner New Member

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    @Walter1, working on that. Hopefully by next month I have the custom habitat completed and it should be more easier to control the temperature inside her habitat.

    Interesting enough, today she was hyper again, and then she pee on her basking and calmed down. Perhaps she was telling me to take her out so she can pee :).
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  9. Zyn

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    Didn’t mean it any a mean way your set up looks fine now that I’ve seen it. Just make sure you’re reading the surface temp at on the basking spot and not the ambient
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    Abner New Member

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    @Zyn I didn't take it that way, I appreciate anyone taking time to say something. Today I got my "Digital Infrared Thermometer" and it seems that I have the correct temperatures. Her basking is around 115 F, ambient is around 85, and cool side is around 75.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I support what Zyn says. You're on yor way. You must know/remember the goldilocks of tegu temps. We're glad to help you.