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Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by KlausfromCA, Dec 21, 2019.

  1. KlausfromCA

    KlausfromCA New Member

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    Hello everyone this is Klaus greeting from LA, I'm new here and I'm new for tegu. I'm plan to get a tegu on reptile show on January. I just starting doing my research for tegu just in case I know what will happen ahead time. I have my enclosure ready is a 2x4x4 close chamber enclosure, two light fixture on each side, the center has a tube light fixture for UVB light (If tegu needs I do not know yet). I have been keep my spotted turtles and blue tongue skin for 1 years, so I got some experience for keeping reptiles. If there are anything I need to know or any recommend color for the tegu I'm about to getting please let me know, very appreciate!
  2. Walter1

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

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    Welcome. Research the vendor. Plenty of unscrupulous vendors out there, even at shows.

    An adultcArgentine or Red will tequire at least 8 ft X 4 ft for length and width.

    Yoyng'uns grow quickly to about 3 ft in a year.

    Check out posts. Lots of good info. by evermore experienced keepers.
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    Yvonne G Administrator

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    Welcome to the Forum!
  4. KlausfromCA

    KlausfromCA New Member

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    For sure,thank you!
  5. Debita

    Debita Active Member

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    Don't forget to consider the Florida rescues that are sold by Rodney Irwin. Great Black and White Argentine Tegus, and he's easy to talk with to get what you want. His prices are better too. I have 2 of them, and they're beauties.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    My personal favorite.
  7. Debita

    Debita Active Member

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    Hey Walter1!!
    Here's a couple of pics of them today - Skully, (2yrs old) the 48" male - and Captain, the smaller female almost a yr old. 20200106_161203 - Edited.jpg 20191118_130823 (2020-01-06T23_37_36.976).jpg

    Husband standing in as the Tegu handler.
  8. Walter1

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

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    They look great. Amazing jowls on Skully. When mine emerge in March, I'll send a photo of Oscar. Could be Skully's twin.
  9. Debita

    Debita Active Member

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    Ha! That's incredible! Is Oscar your new addition after Rosita's departure? (and thanks!)
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Oscar's my first with Rosita. A few years older than Skully. Itching for him to wake up for a photo. These males get beefy for sure. Another Rodney male I have, Jingles, is now showing jowls.
  11. Debita

    Debita Active Member

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    Beefy is the word. You'd think they were pumping iron every hour (instead of leisurely processing their food under the sun lamp)..... Y'know - Skully is about 2 now, and has never brumated yet. Not really worried about it but I wonder why he doesn't give me a break? :rolleyes:
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    AlphaAlpha Well-Known Member

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    They both look great Debita and wow yes skully is a beast ...... I can only imagine the brute force of an Argentine but at times I'm glad as Alpha is powerful enough when hes been a d*#k.
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  13. Debita

    Debita Active Member

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    Hahahaha! Everyone purchasing a Tegu should know there are those moments, right? My thumb is fully healed, but I will never forget the hydraulic vice grip he had on me. Over half my thumb was being held hostage........Beefy Beasts!!!!
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club 5 Year Member

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    Debita, no more Mickey Mouse hats on your thumb!
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    Debita Active Member

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    Hahaha....Tongs, tongs, tongs. I felt a strange parental pride in that grip of his.
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