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New Tegu... Need help with taming :)

Discussion in 'Black and White Tegu Discussion' started by evelyn9755, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. evelyn9755

    evelyn9755 New Member

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    Hi, I’m Evelyn and I’m a first time tegu owner. I recently got my b&w about 2 days ago, he’s eating fine but I’m having trouble starting to tame him. Pretty sure hes around 4 months old and he was pretty grumpy yesterday when I tried to say hi, he reacted aggressively. He huffed and puffed a bit and was overall not happy, which is understandable because of all the traveling he’s been doing. I left him alone today. Should I give him a week or so to calm down before I try to start trying to handle/tame? Also, is there a correct way to react to agressive behavior like that? Thank you! Any help at all will be greatly appreciated :)
  2. Radical Reptiles

    Radical Reptiles New Member

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    Hi Evelyn
    No expert but from my experience it will take time for your Gu to get used to you.
    2 days especially if he did some traveling is a very short amount of time.
    Just keep at it and you should be able to create a bond that will hopefully last many,many years.
    Best of luck
  3. AlphaAlpha

    AlphaAlpha Active Member

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    Yes give him/her time to settle in....... Once you are ready to try taming If you start moving in and notice aggression I would stop moving and jut leave your hand where it is until the mouth gaping and hughing stops .... Build on it each day until you are both comfortable with each other