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Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by Tegu Zilla, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Tegu Zilla

    Tegu Zilla New Member

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    Just picked up our new baby Colombian Tegu today. Did a lot of research and I know Colombian Tegu’s are supposed to be harder to tame but wanted a Colombian because they are supposed to be smaller than the Argentine’s. So I’m hoping she won’t be that hard during the taming process. Here are some pics of our new baby Tegu Zilla. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. AlphaAlpha

    AlphaAlpha Active Member

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    Hi and welcome.... Colombians in my eyes having one myself get far too much bad rep... I personally think that they are a bit more skittish due to their size and maybe not as socialble but having not owned an Argentine thats just my opinion.... Alpha has only biten me twice and both times where my fault because I grabbed at him due to him going somewhere that he wasn't supposed to go. Other than that he has never shown any sign of aggression, the only thing he does that can be a problem is scrambes to get away when hes had enough cuddles and be warned their claws are much sharper than they look and do salice through skin like butter.

    your set up looks really good by the way ..... I will say this but I'm sure you already know that it will only last about 6 months looking at it and minimum of a 6 X 3 foot is advised
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  3. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome. More people keeping Colombians now than even in recent past. He's beautiful. As AlphaAlpha said, a larger enclosure will be needed soon.
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  4. Tegu Zilla

    Tegu Zilla New Member

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    Thanks AlphaAlpha and Walter1, yes this is a temporary enclosure. Just buying time so that I can build a proper enclosure that will be better suited for when Zilla is full grown. Hoping to use this forum to get enclosure ideas to help with my build.


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