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Severus - Blue X Blue (cross)

Discussion in 'Tegu Cross-breed Discussion' started by Zyn, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Zyn

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    Well guys he or she is finally here. Thanks again to Hector's Habitats for producing this beautiful healthy Blue x Blue (cross). Had to take the day off work but It was worth it. The little guy came at 9am on the dot and came out of his bin fat and healthy and already very tame. Thanks again goes to Hector.
    I'll be using this thread to track his or her progress with pictures and updates.

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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Congrats. I've heard positive things about Hector's Habitat. Eager to see this one in a few months.
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    Severus and our first attempt at a soak and water taming and basking on his river rock I found near work at the Columbus water treatment plant

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    Severus Update: July 17 2017

    First few days didn't eat much borrowed and slept 90% of the time. Every other day my wife and I would take him out for some bath taming seems to be working well. Yesterday he was basking and drinking and ate his first full meal. He stuffed himself, made me very happy to see him eating. It was a mix of ground turkey, beef liver bits, calcium no D3 reptile vit no D3 and cod liver oil
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    Awsome.... let's ope tings carry o going well.
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    :Severus Update August 4th 2017:

    Severus shed the skin off his tail about a week ago in one long piece. Yesterday after giving him a soak then a plate of chopped up chicken gizzards dusted with calcium/Reptivit no D3 I noticed him rubbing his face on his basking rock. Came home today and it looks like his first shed is going great. Look at his head and neck in two weeks he's almost doubled his weight been eating like a pig. Been feeding him twice a day since he's a hatchling. Going to the Reptile expo in Columbus OH tomorrow to pick up a few months worth of frozen fuzzies

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    And just an hour later

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    Nice going. The little guy's on his way.
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    They grow so fast. He shed just last week and he's already shed his tail again and his body is already showing signs. Lol is it normal for babies to shed every other week?
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    Yup.
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    Sev is going through his second shed in three weeks enjoying a warm soak. He's calmed down even more and today came to my hand to come out of the enclosure. Last night he gently took a thawed fuzzy Off the back of my fist. Normally he runs away and hides while eating it but last night he had to issues eating right next to my closed hand.

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    8-14-17 Taming Update

    Severus is a little over a month old. Since we got him 3 weeks ago my wife and I have been doing water taming every other day. He's also eating off the back of my hand if a fuzzy FT rat is offered. Today was a big step in the taming department. He was happy to be held after his bath. Didn't move a muscle while having his back softly stroked or his head for a gentle rub. All seems to be heading in the right direction.

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    Yes, on the right track.
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    Sev just finished his 3rd shed in 4 weeks tonight and was running around looking hungry. About two months before buying sev I started a Dubia colony for him. The only thing ready for him close by was the colony it's still young but a lot of the adult nymphs I bought turned into adult males throwing the ratio way off so I thought why not.

    So tonight he ate 3 adult male dubia and 3 medium nymphs, shortly after he fell asleep on his back rock completely stuffed lol.

    Mean while in the 2nd picture you can see our wolf pack up to no good lol

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    Ready to lick anyone to death! Great dogs.

    Tegu coning along nicely.
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    A lot of people discussed putting shirts in with their Tegus for taming. Well I went with an old hat lol and he uses it more like a hammock after dinner than a hide.

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    Growing.
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    IMG_0292.JPG IMG_0274.JPG IMG_0277.JPG Just another hat photo and my other big mean lizard I mean dog.
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    Getting ready for another shed not showing signs of any major slowing down for the season

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    Some time exploring dad before the long winter sleep comes.

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