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Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Rondell, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Rondell

    Rondell New Member

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    hello guys! I am a new red tegu owner and wondering why is it I’ve only seen my tegu out 3 time since I got him two weeks ago? And how should I start taming if it’s always hiding and burrowing? Thank you guy in advance!
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  2. Ali peirce

    Ali peirce New Member

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    I just got a red tegu 2 weeks ago and mine does the sa same thing. But honestly I unbury him every morning and he eats all the food up right away. I know you're not supposed to dig them up but they have to eat too.
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    Do you feed them in the enclosure or outside the enclosure I really haven’t seen him eat but once
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    Ali peirce New Member

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    I feed him inside the enclosure. Right now I have him in a tank because I'm waiting on his 8 foot cage. I found the best thing to put the food on is white folded up paper towel. He wouldnt eat it off of this long feeding rock I got him. So far he hates fish but loves Turkey meatballs and chicken livers. He also ate a whole hard boiled egg. I switch it up everyday. I also gave him four pinkies in one feeding and ate them no problem. Then he stays up for about 3 hours not even and buries himself again until the next day when I dig him up again. He only hisses a little bit and then calms down pretty fast to eat.
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    Ali peirce New Member

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    Use something to dig yours up 8 use my little tongs because I was scared at first but hasnt tried to bite not once. But has hissed
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    I tried feeding mine using a feeding tong but it won’t take the food I don’t know how I’m going to feed it
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    Should I just take him out and put him in a feeding box?
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    Dont use the tongs at all and put it on a white paper towel and let it got to the food on it's own. What are you feeding it??? Mine doesnt like the tongs for feedinging either
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    Dont put him in a feeding box because I think that will get them worked u p.k more and not want to eat. Feed in the enclosure hes been in at least that's what I would try. It's been working for me
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    Eggs turkey salmon
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    Try just a Turkey ball first. Mine loves it. Just ground turkey plain. Try no calcium powder or any of that. Mine likes it plain.
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    Do you know your regus birthday? I've been trying to figure out if mine is old enough to know if it is a boy or girl? I dont know
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    Mine is at least a couple of months he is a rescued from an owner that didn’t take care of him
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    Hi I got my little guy around a month ago and it took him a few weeks to start eating, he can still be pretty funny now after a month and not eat for a couple of days. It’s pretty normal to not see them much, mine is only out for 3-4 hours a day.
    What I did was strip his hole tank and just leave a hide both sides that way you can easily find them and they can also find food easier with no risk of eating substrate. Mine won’t eat any raw meats, I can only get him to eat crickets, pinkies and hoppers. Also won’t eat if I’m near the tank watching so try just leaving some food in with them and see how you go.
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    How did you keep the humidity inside?
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    I’ve brought a humidifier and controller that’s set to keep it around 70. You can pick the stats up from amazon for under £30 and any cool mist humidifier will do if can get a bit of pipe to fit it and run into tank
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    Ok thank you