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use Marble as baskin stone

Discussion in 'Tegu Enclosures' started by Problem Child, Aug 13, 2018.

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    Problem Child New Member

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    So got a nice size slab of marble which i was gonna cut down&bulid Optimus a marble hut. Then realized i dont have tha right blade 2 cut da ****&dont wanna take a hammer 2 it. So my plans is just 2 use it as a basking stone. So my question is does anyone know if i can safely go ahead &place it in his baskin spot. I only ask cuz i do know marble&granite is used as a baking stone sometimes.
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    Marble is just smoothed rock, so I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be safe.
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    EnjoysWine
    Yea i got figured out But i greatly appreciate yo lil bit of info. How old is yo tegu
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    Hey, no problem.

    I've got a Red Tegu named Ruby. She is just 11 weeks old.
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    Oh 4sho is she only reptile&nice name by tha way can i see a pic
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    Sure, here's Ruby eating some ground chicken:
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    Is ruby a piccy eater? Cuz my son optimus will only eat certain food. No matter how i fix it 4 him
    Here pics of Optimus

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    I think that's pretty normal. I get this ground chicken mixture that has the bones ground in, and Ruby loves that. She also eats liver and pinky mice quite well. Egg she eats, but not as well as those meat items. Ruby also like berries and some other fruit. Doesn't really like veggies so much so I don't give her veggies that often.
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    Yea optimus will eat hard boiled yoke covered in quil eggs .Pinkies some fruits he loves grapes .But i can not get him 2 eat any meat .I tried turkey chiccen salmon ect&he refuses evertime
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    Ruby hasn't been interested in fish either. Maybe try different meats, and try some that have more fat (i.e. not lean meat). Another good thing to try is raw chicken liver because it is full of that bloody stuff, which I assume is really tasty for a Tegu.
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    Yea i cant seem 2 find liver&other **** as well .
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    It can be a bit tricky to find. Ask at butcher shops, or any grocery store with a good meat department.
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    Ok 4sho will do dat homey. Where you from.
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    I live in Ontario, Canada. Near Toronto. Where do you live?
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    Im from da great Northwest. Washington state 2 c exact .