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Tegu escaped!

Discussion in 'Black and White Tegu Discussion' started by Jesse German, Aug 15, 2018.

  1. Jesse German

    Jesse German New Member

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    Hello there. I have an Argentine B&W tegu, Lizzy, as a classroom pet. She is about 2 feet long and the size of a baseball bat in diameter. Our first teacher workday was Monday and overnight Liz broke through the screen top of her cage. My classroom door (inside) was open. There is no way that she could have gotten outside, but she could be anywhere in the school. I have torn my classroom apart looking for her- air vent, closets, cabinets, under all furniture. I have also set out a basking lamp near where she escaped and have been leaving food nearby to try to entice her to come out. Does anybody have any tips or suggestions on how to lure her out from wherever she is hiding. She is my baby and it breaks my heart to think about her not coming back.
  2. Walter1

    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Jesse,

    My heart breaks for you. Needle in a haystack to a certain degree.

    First look in dark potential reatreats.Pay special attention for activity between 9-noon.

    Beyond that, maybe set a hava heart trap with wet cat food in suspected rooms.

    I hope you find her
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  3. Jesse German

    Jesse German New Member

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    Thank you for your advice. I really appreciate it. I hope that I find her too!!!!
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    Put flour or sugar round the perimiter of each room to see if you get any over night disturbance that might lead you to her.
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  5. Jesse German

    Jesse German New Member

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    Crying happy tears.... she just wandered into the workroom

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    Walter1 Moderator Staff Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Great Boogly Woogly!!!
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    AlphaAlpha Active Member

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    Amazing result...Xx
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    Radical Reptiles New Member

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    Oh man, so happy your buddy came back
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    I haven't managed to lose a Tegu yet but I came close. Had him out on the lead and put it down to tie shoes - cue a black and yellow streak. Only caught him because I let him stop under a car and could hook him out. They're faster than a human no problem. Glad he wandered back in, they do love to explore and they're surprisingly strong (lifting half a double bed with his head was a favourite Priscus trick).
    I lost my Corn Bubbles for almost three weeks - completely disappeared. Had the flat to bits. No snake. Happened to turn the stereo on and glanced over to see a somewhat irate grey head poking out of the speaker port annoyed because I woke him up.
    Babies sometimes escape and for some reason *always* turn up in the bath?
    Tip: if you take him out on a lead make sure there haven't been foxes about - just the smell of them drives Tegu berserk - mine went nuts, attacking anything and everything including a swipe at my leg that sliced my jeans like I'd taken a razor to them.