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tegu owner to be looking for help and advice

Discussion in 'Tegu Enclosures' started by Andy doug, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Andy doug

    Andy doug New Member

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    • Hi. Im looking at becoming the owner of a baby argentine tegu in the next few weeks and would just like some added info to be sure i have the correct setup.
      the enclosure i have build so far, it currently stands at 6ft high 5ft wide and 3 ft deep with small gap chicken wire front .. i plan to have 3 levels with easy to use slopes as i understand tegu do not like climbing also have a cat litter tray i plan to bury on the bottom layer filled with around 7inches of water and the basking area on the top layer, middle layer i will use as the feeding zone
      Right now i have a 100watt heat and UV comby bulb but do plan on adding a UV strip light before i purchase the tegu
      I would also be grateful of some advice from other tegu owners on a diet for a baby tegu
      Thanks Andy
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    Waters New Member

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    Welcome Andy. The chicken wire front will probably have to be changed both due to the inability to hold in humidity as well as the Tegu rubbing his/her nose against it constantly. Regarding feeding, I fed my baby a combination of insects, pinkies, and homemade turkey balls consisting of turkey, eggs (including the shell), calcium, and algae.