Hi I'm new to the forums and also a new owner/keeper of a juvenile Columbian tegu. We brought him/her (unknown gender) home this past Sunday. So far Blue is eating well, drinking, soaking and generally healthy and active in the enclosure. Obviously I did lots of research before deciding to bring Blue home, but I was hoping for some first hand advice from other, more experienced owners. I do have experience with other reptiles and large lizards, but each is unique. So far I've been talking to Blue softly every day, a few times a day, and just generally moving around the area her enclosure is so she gets used to me. My husband has also been talking to her frequently. She does huff a lot. Yesterday when I was getting her water tub out she huffed and gaped a bit. She's definitely not ready for handling yet as far as I can tell. I guess I'm just looking for suggestions to help the taming process along, so that both Blue and I can get to know each other and hopefully build a strong trusting bond. Thanks!