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Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by DragonsNDoodles, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. DragonsNDoodles

    DragonsNDoodles New Member

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    Hi everyone!!

    I've had my blue tegu for one year now. His name is Salty, and I pulled him out of my local animal control center after he was caught roaming a residential area. The pest control guys who caught him caused his tail to drop, and it hasn't grown back unfortunately. This does make him quite compact, on the plus side!!

    He's currently in a 4x2x2 Showcase Cage (which was my tortoise's baby cage) but my boyfriend is building him an 8x4x2 cage that should be ready in a couple weeks.

    Anyway, hello everyone!!! Salty is excited to be here. I'm attaching a picture of him when he was brand new last year, and a crappy picture of him from yesterday.

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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    He's beautiful. Any idea how he got his scars?
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    DragonsNDoodles New Member

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    Thanks!

    No clue. The scars were actually already healed over when I got him, but the tail was freshly dropped.

    4 other male tegus were found in the same vicinity (1 other blue, 2 black and whites, and one red), and the red was extremely beaten up. He ended up being adopted by an exotic vet, and the other three were adopted out by a reptile rescue. Mine was the only one who ended up at the shelter, luckily.

    I'm assuming that a local "breeder" or "collector" was housing a bunch of tegus together and released extra males or something. They were all subadult males. Maybe my boy got some scars from cohabbing.