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Eating Enough?

Mutablekitty

New Member
I've had my Tegu for a little over 2 weeks now. He eats occasionally but I'm worried he isn't eating enough. I socialize him when I can. He isn't aggressive or anything but our schedules don't always match up and when that happens I leave some food out for him to munch on but he doesn't seem to want to eat it. He has eaten a pinky mouse while in my care but I left the room when he did. I know he ate it because it had completely disappeared not just moved into his substrate. I'm worried he isn't eating enough, when I have him out he is very active and curious. Besides the pinky mouse he has had some fruit as well( banana and blueberries), I've tried chicken but he wasn't interested. Is it normal for a 5month old tegu to eat so little???
 

AlphaAlpha

Well-Known Member
2 weeks really isn't long to start worrying, especially when he is new to your care ..... I would imagine that maybe hes still figuring his new life out and is just a little bit food cautious/shy.
 

Mutablekitty

New Member
2 weeks really isn't long to start worrying, especially when he is new to your care ..... I would imagine that maybe hes still figuring his new life out and is just a little bit food cautious/shy.
I believe you may be right about the food cautious/shy. I left some chicken pieces in his enclosure, left the room for a bit, came back and they had disappeared! Is there any way I can work with him on this or will it just take time?
 
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