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Still in brumation?

Discussion in 'Black and White Tegu Discussion' started by Kyle Sene, May 14, 2018.

  1. Kyle Sene

    Kyle Sene New Member

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    i just bought my first argentine friday and so far all he dies is eat and sleep i took it as he was dtill trying to aclimate himself them yesterday i took him out to try and tame and all he did was go to a corner and sleep is it possible hes still brumating
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    Skeep Active Member

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    Congrats on the gu! If you just got him on Friday, I'm surprised you're already able to take him out and he is comfortable enough to sleep in the open. How old is he, and is he used to being handled already?

    Tegus do like to sleep a lot! I would check if your cage temperatures are high enough; that is usually the biggest factor in activity level. If he's eating well I doubt he's still brumating.
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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Congrats. Sounds like settling in. Typical behavior.

    After settling in expect them to hide much more than be out.
  4. Kyle Sene

    Kyle Sene New Member

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    Right now the hot sides 90 and the basking 100 i dont know his age but i know hes still a juvenile i got him froom a breeder who also sells wild caughts i doubt hes used to it tbh
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    Kyle Sene New Member

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    He already sleeps a lot so when he settles in hes gonna sleep more i thought they were active
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    Zyn Active Member

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    No they aren’t nearly as active as say monitors. They eat and sleep and that’s that lol. Don’t get me wrong they are active when they feel like it but not on the level of most monitor species.

    This could be wrong but I look at it like this. Let’s say a dog “monitor” wants to move around go everywhere dig in everything. Where as the cat “tegu” is happy to conserve energy, and lay about enjoying the comforts of a bully belly.
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  7. Kyle Sene

    Kyle Sene New Member

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    Finally taming down got him to crawl up my arm to come out after a week my columbia hasnt even done that and i had him for a month even tho i took different approaches