Tegu Knowledge

Discussion in 'Monitors & Tegus' started by lividea, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. lividea

    lividea New Member

    As a first time tegu owner, I would like to have as much information as possible about raising a baby tegu. I believe that my black and white tegu is a columbian but I'm not sure how to tell. He/she is currently only 12" from tip to tail and still very young. I feed him ground turkey sometimes cooked but mostly raw. Only had him for about a month.

    A few specific questions:

    1. I saw a "how to pick your tegu" page, after I got mine, that said make sure its tail is rounded not pointy... something about being able to tell if they're CB I think... just wondering the meaning of that. I got him at a repticon and his tail is pointy..

    2. Is it true that columbian tegus are the only tegus that do not need fruits in their diets?

    3. How rapidly does a baby col. tegu grow on a diet of turkey, who eat every to everyother day? How long until full grown.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWwkULoPyvg (Tegu eating)

    All comments welcome, the more I know the better.

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