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Tegu taste test?


Today my adult female blue tegu did a taste bite I guess, I put my hand in the enclosure and low and behold she slowly came up to me and SLOWLY bit my hand, without breaking skin, I didnt pull away and instead just sat there untill she let go then I went to pet her. Can this explain why she had been so nippy? Was it all because she just wanted to taste bite me?

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My baby did that to me today too. Didn't really even press down hard, just kind of did a gentle little grip with his mouth then let go. I just remained calm and didn't flinch or make a sound. Just curious little things :)


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Curiosity. Your response was good. I would've suggested saying "no" as well.