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Playing or not?

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Alexandria Nelson, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Alexandria Nelson

    Alexandria Nelson New Member

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    My tegu did something new today and I’m confused if he was just playing or what. Since he’s small I always let him out to wander around in a bathroom while I sit with him. Today he started crouching really low on two legs then would stand really high on the other two. Then all of a sudden he started doing this wiggling thing while running. Has anyone else experienced this? He’s the first tegu I’ve owned so I’m not sure of a lot.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I am not sure at all about that. Front feet low?
  3. Alexandria Nelson

    Alexandria Nelson New Member

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    Yes his front feet were low. I thought it was weird too. The only time I’d seen him stand tall like that was when the dog he doesn’t like is in the room his enclosure is in. The running thing only happened when he first came home. Maybe a noise spooked him?
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Could be.
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    Sounds like Monitor behavior :) Probably just taking advantage of his small, light body while he can lol.
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    bocacash Member 5 Year Member

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    Little confused by your description of his leg positions. Do you mean he stood up on his big hind legs...with his small front legs in the air...and ran in that position for a bit ? If so, that is a normal, high speed attack/getaway run mode for a Tegu in the wild ! I had one about 10 years ago that almost got away from me doing that ! Never had seen it before...surprised me at how FAST he moved !
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    rats New Member 5 Year Member

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    Maybe he’s trying to impress his lady (you!)?
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  8. Alexandria Nelson

    Alexandria Nelson New Member

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    He hasn’t done it since hahaha