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What to expect, when we're expexting?

Discussion in 'Tegu Breeding Discussion' started by krazyeyez, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. krazyeyez

    krazyeyez Member

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    Ok, so the good news today is that my red and blue hybrids are going to be parents. So what now... ****, I have so much to do... I am still building a huge terrarium for cohabitation and growth, I have to finish my wine cooler incubator. And I still have a lot of questions, my vet can't answer most of them bc she barely knows Wtf a tegu is... And I can't seem to get ahold of breeders for advise (wtf happened to bobby hill BTW?)
    1) how long does the pregnancy last? I have heard 55 to 88 days
    2) how long to incubate, what temp and humidity? I have heard 60 days at 86f and 60%
    3) who's interested? What should I charge? What % of success should I expect from healthy eggs dropped?

    Anybody with great experience please reply... I will be posting more, including my builds soon... I'll keep ya'all posted, pray for a healthy clutch and mothers recovery.
    Thanks :)
  2. TegusRawsome80

    TegusRawsome80 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    You sound like you weren't nearly ready to breed. Also, I abhor bluexred hybrids because it makes it easier to confuse pures and crosses. That being said, finish your damn enclosure, give the female nesting materials in it ASAP, or else she may become eggbound. I wouldn't pay much for a hybrid but I'm sure there are people who would pay in the 250-300 range depending on how attractive the parents are. Ps, google is your friend. http://www.zoomomscience.com/teguarticle.htm
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    laurarfl Moderator 5 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Just a heads-up, that is an old article, but some info is useful.
  4. SnakeCharmr728

    SnakeCharmr728 Active Member 5 Year Member

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    if no one here has any advice, try facebook messaging Ty Park. He is one of the top breeders in the US and is a great guy and Im sure he wouldnt mind talking you through everything. :)
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    laurarfl Moderator 5 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    1) Egg laying animals are considered gravid rather pregnant. She will carry developing eggs for about 3 weeks and then build a nest to lay.
    2) Incubation of the eggs is typically 60-70 days. 86-88 is good, I don't measure humidity, I go by the levels of moisture in the media and firmness of eggs.
    3) I can't help you with setting price. I don't do that until they hatch...sort of a counting the chickens before they hatch thing for me. As for success rate...well, I've seen people lose 100% of their fertile eggs and I've seen people hatch 100%. The first clutch is usually the hardest for the human.

    read, read, read so you know what's coming...
    http://www.tegutalk.com/threads/incubation-and-hatching.7561/
    http://www.tegutalk.com/threads/home-made-incubator.5556/
    http://www.tegutalk.com/threads/courtship-of-the-tegus.7362/
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    SamBobCat Active Member

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    I know that this is an old thread, but don't be so rude. They obviously weren't expecting this early, which made them relax a little. It's not their fault. It's just more surprising, and I'm sure that they finished everything as fast as they could. You don't have to be so rude about it. Thanks.
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