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Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by JohnGinnIII, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. JohnGinnIII

    JohnGinnIII Member

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    My Tegu is only sbout 6 months old and I heard that they do not hibernate till they are at least 1 year old. I increased her heat and it brough her out more and she even pooped and ate after like 3 weeks of not pooping or eating. But then after 2 days she is back to sleeping no matter the heat. Should I be worried
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    I think she's prob fine...when they want to brumate - they brumate!! I was scared to death and thought I had killed my first lizard that decided it was time, I pulled her out, fed her, warmed her up...etc...and she proceeded to brumate as soon as I got over it. Lol (One thing I noticed is that they eat very well before they decide it's time) Hope that helps a little! I don't think there's a super defined timeline, and she may be older than you think? Mine was more than a year when I was told she was a year old. Within 6 months she was over 3 ft long.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Let it sleep as needed. Shorten basking time to several hours and don't extend daylength
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    They will brumate that young sev did
  5. JohnGinnIII

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    Thanks Guys I will use all these tips immediately.
  6. JohnGinnIII

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    Now her tail is still shedding and I doubt she is getting the humdity she needs buy being buried. So is it okay for me to bath her till she fully sheds her tail?
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Yes. Add fish oil to food. Provide a moist hide of sphagnum.
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  8. JohnGinnIII

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    Nice okay Will do all this tonight.