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Hi . New to forum. First time Tegu

Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by Kre8sioN, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. Kre8sioN

    Kre8sioN New Member

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    Hello everyone. My little buddy (possible female / Chacoan) should be here in a few hours. I've done a lot of research but would love some feedback on a few things as a first time Tegu owner. They are beautiful creatures! Very Excited
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome. Eager to see a photo once settled in.
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    Kre8sioN New Member

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    here's a few

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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Mighty fine.
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    Gary Member

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    Love the bright green head!
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    Welcome and Great looking gu...but I thought chacoan were spotty/patched rather than stripey?
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    Gary Member

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    From what I’ve seen, they start stripey but the spots com quick!
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    Kre8sioN New Member

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    if heard the same. and in truth the seller got a hold of me last minute cause he thought I was getting an argentine. my receipt says switch to female chacoan, but when she/he arrived the box had argentine written in pen on it, but the box did look reopened and re taped. Male / female , argentine / chacoan I really like this little creature. how long before you think i'll be able to tell. I mean I know chacoan's are vibrant white. as for male or female with out sexing when do jowls appear?
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Between 1 and 2 years of age, jowls come on fast.
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    Zyn Active Member

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    I’ve never really been able to tell the two apart. As in Argentine and Chacoan. Other than then the original imports having a locality difference they are genetically the same. One can get a little bigger or slightly more creamy than white, but that’s about it. I see it used more for marketing by underground reptiles more than anything else.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    That's been my take as well. If especially large with reduced black, for whatever the reason, I hear Chacoan.
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