So, I've been weighing in on getting a monitor again. Roommate has her bearded dragon, 2 tortoises and spiny softshell. I miss my Nile, but don't want/can't trust that kind of animal around someone as airheadded as she is at times. I've done my research and tegus (especially the Columbian variety - I understand they are the "northern clade") tend to be much more handlable and able to keep well-behaved around humans than monitors are (my Nile was a monster of sorts). I'm aware that they are not at all related to monitors, and that they have a northern clade (Columbian varieties) and a southern clade (Argentine varieties), and that these have subtle physiological differences. I have the adult setup all ready to go - room set aside with UVB and spotlights, sealed up and ready to fill the floor with nice deep substrate and a small pool, along with some large rocks and logs propped up for laying on to bask. This one I am considering is only a foot long, so I have a good size tank set up for its next couple of months as I understand it should hit about 3 feet by 6 months of age - thus having the room set up already. My only concern is diet. I hear from one side that they are straight carnivorous. Then, I read another side of it pretty much stating this in a nutshell, consistently - http://www.cincyherps.com/assets/pdf/care-sheets-reptiles/Colombian Black and White Tegu.pdf Anyone have enough experience to say which is more accurate?