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Smaller Tegu afraid of larger Tegu

Discussion in 'General Tegu Discussion' started by Kay, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Kay

    Kay Member

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    Hello all! So a friend had to rehome her tegu so we took him. Gary is 3 years old and my original tegu Freckles, turned 1 in July. The first time I introduced them my original tegu peed himself three times and then wouldn't leave my side. The second meeting was in the bathroom. They got close to each other but Freckles ran. I put them both on the patio and Gary tries to get near him but Freckles runs. Today I put them on the patio again and Freckles avoided him. Gary gets near him and smells him but Freckles runs. Gary goes into his house as if his feelings are hurt when he runs. I then put them in a large tub together. Gary checks out Freckles but he tries to jump out like his life depends on it. So my question is should I continue to try to put them together even though Freckles is visibly afraid? Or is it kinda the same as when I first got him and had to sit in the bathroom with him everyday? Thanks
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    beardeddragon111 Active Member

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    I'd just wait until they're around the same size, maybe you could introduce items from the larger ones enclosure to the smaller one so he can get associated with the smell. Other than that, it seems to put unnecessary stress on the smaller tegu.

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    AlphaAlpha Active Member

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    or go one step further and as one is out playing put the other in the oposite enclosure so they really get scent of each other without the confrontation
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  4. Kay

    Kay Member

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    Both great ideas... Thanks guys!