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Blue, the Red Tegu

Discussion in 'Red Tegu Discussion' started by James Ledbetter, May 6, 2019.

  1. James Ledbetter

    James Ledbetter Member

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    My son just got a baby red tegu. He named him blue. Lol. He's been underground for 2 days, without coming out to eat or anything. Should we check on him, by digging him out, or ride it out??
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    If conditions are proper, wait him out. Needs to adjust. 1-2 weeks.
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  3. James Ledbetter

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    Thanks for the advice Walter!
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    You're very welcome. Tough as they are, tegus of all ages are shocked by change in home to where they slowly learn about their new digs. Comes with the way their brains work.

    Once settled, provide consistent, as best you can, routine and you'll see them respond in kind.

    Keep up your progress.
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    I kind of figured that. My son was worry because blue jumped out of his hand while we were at the pet store buying him. He was concerned he may have been hurt.