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Discussion in 'Introductions and Welcomes' started by TheScubaDude, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. TheScubaDude

    TheScubaDude New Member

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    Hello everyone, I am new to this forum and love my Tegu (Thor) and many other critters. I have lots of questions as a critter keeper and hope to use advice from those more experienced. Here is my baby, he is approximately one year old and growing like crazy. I just moved him to an outdoor enclosure and he seems to absolutely love it.


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    Yvonne G Administrator

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    Welcome!
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    Kre8sioN New Member

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    Good stuff scuba. what kinda tegu. where from and I mean you and tegu.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Welcome. Beautiful tegu. He is in part what is conventionally called a blue tegu but is a result of a cross with a red tegu (different species). Underground Reptiles?
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    TheScubaDude New Member

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    Thor was sold to me as a "Spider-man" Tegu, cross of red and blue.
    I got him at Repticon in Tampa
    We are both from Pasco County, Florida :)
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    TheScubaDude New Member

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    I got him at Repticon in Tampa, FL
    I can't say for sure but I don't believe it was Underground Reptiles
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    Id just call him a blue x red. These breeders want Tegus to become the next ball python morph market. But they don’t have the genetic makeup for it. Underground reptiles will sell you a “super ice purple tegu” which translates out of marketing speak as a “blue x red x b/w “ or their super blacks “ which are just line breed B/w with high black contrast. Albino being the only true Moph I can see in the tegu world the rest are just locality/breed crosses. I personally have a 75% blue 25% bw from hectors habitats. Which means his sire was 100% blue the dame was 50% blue 50% b/w. So don’t take this wrong I love the possibilities we see with the crosses and yours is a stunner
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    Kre8sioN New Member

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    Yeah and I saw the prices on those "ice" tegus smh…. but wont even an ice tegu turn mostly black and white anyway since there not albino? or are they part albino? idk . I mean 3000 to 5000 for over bred, cross bred, possibly inbred, lmao .. but then scuba's look black white brown and is that purple on the snout?
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    Thor looks great....Welcome.