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Do tegus stop rating during shedding time?

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by 1800ohbae, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. 1800ohbae

    1800ohbae New Member

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    Hi, i'm from Brazil and I rescued a baby black and white Argentine tegu with neurologic problems weeks ago. He refused every kind of solid food besides can cat food and we are feeding the baby with egg mixed with calcium powder/vitamin and the cat food too.
    He is 2 months old and had his first shedding during this week and have old skin only on this toes (we are soaking him in warm water to help with this issue) but started refusing food and i dont know why
    He is also very very sleepy, we tought It could be the medicines that we gave him
    Here in south hemisfere the seasons are in another order. We are in the end of summer now. Can It be brumation? He is so young, do they do this at an early age?
  2. TripleTegus

    TripleTegus Member

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    You definitely have a lot of variables going on there. It could be a number of things really but the brumation is possible. We have a couple hatchlings right now and they are definitely brumating. I don't know what meds u gave him but it could also be possible that out is upsetting his stomach. Sorry to hear about your troubles and best of luck to ya.
  3. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Yes, lots of confounding variables. What is the basking light temperature on or near the floor of his enclosure? also, does he have a cooler area?