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Crocodiles and dinosaurs

Are Crocodiles Dinosaurs?

Crocodiles and dinosaurs are two groups of animals that have fascinated people for centuries. Both are ancient creatures that have existed on Earth for millions of years, and both have a reputation for being fierce predators. That said, no, crocodiles are not dinosaurs. but the relationship between these two groups of animals is more complicated than you might think. Crocodiles vs Dinosaurs First, let’s take a look at what makes… Read More »Are Crocodiles Dinosaurs?

Do tegus eat snakes and other lizards?

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Tegus are known to be opportunistic eaters, consuming a variety of prey items in the wild, including snakes and other small reptiles. So yes, tegus can eat snakes, lizards and reptiles – but these are not a primary food source in their diet. Tegus in the wild will primarily consume as small mammals, birds, insects, amphibians (frogs) and fruits. Can you feed lizards to a tegu? You can indeed feed… Read More »Do tegus eat snakes and other lizards?

Tegus are intelligent creatures that can be tamed as pets and even house broken to some extent.

Tegu Taming, Handling and Potty Training Tips

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Taming a tegu can be a rewarding experience, as these intelligent lizards are known for forming strong bonds with their caregivers. However, it is important to approach taming with patience and understanding, as tegus can be skittish and may take time to adjust to new environments and people. Whether you have an Argentine black and white tegu, a Red tegu, or Colombian tegu, there are a few key strategies that… Read More »Tegu Taming, Handling and Potty Training Tips

Foods for Tegu Lizards

Tegu Food List

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Tegus are omnivorous reptiles that require a varied diet to stay healthy and happy. This diet should consist of approximately 70% protein and 30% plant material (for adult Argentine and Red tegus), or 90% protein and 10% greens (for Colombian tegus and baby tegus regardless of species). Fruit and some other foods should only be fed sporadically or as a treat, and some supplements like calcium are also recommended. Below,… Read More »Tegu Food List

Tegu lizard drinking water from a pet bowl.

Best Water & Food Bowls for Tegus

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When it comes to finding the right water and food bowl for tegus, there are several factors to consider – namely the age of your pet, material and size of the bowl. Regardless of which bowl you choose, it’s important to clean it regularly and ensure that your tegu has access to clean, fresh food and water every day. This page contains affiliate links. As Amazon associates we may earn… Read More »Best Water & Food Bowls for Tegus

Iguana Skull and Teeth

Iguana Teeth and Bite: More dangerous than you think

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Despite not being carnivorous, Iguanas have sharp teeth that are designed for slicing through plant matter and small prey, and their bite can cause serious harm to people and pets. While they are generally not aggressive towards humans and are not likely to bite unless they feel threatened or provoked, it is still important to handle iguanas with care and respect. Iguana Teeth Iguanas have rows of sharp, curved teeth… Read More »Iguana Teeth and Bite: More dangerous than you think

Blue Tongue Skink Species

Blue-tongued Skink Species

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The blue-tongue skink is a unique animal originating from South-East Asia and Oceania, and characterized by its bright blue tongue which is used to scare potential predators away. Blue tongue lizards are increasingly popular as pets thanks to their intelligence and tame disposition. Known scientifically as “tiliqua”, blue-tongue skinks come in all different colors and shapes, and there are actually dozens of species and sub-species. Some can be kept as… Read More »Blue-tongued Skink Species

Tegus are now illegal to own in Georgia

Some Tegu and Monitor lizard species are no longer allowed as Pets in Georgia

On Tuesday October 22nd the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Board voted to restrict future ownership of exotic reptiles in response to the increasing number of invasive species threatening the native ecosystem. The ban was made specifically to tackle the problem of two invasive species of reptiles, Burmese pythons and Argentine Black and White tegu lizards, who are imported from South America and are often released or escape into the… Read More »Some Tegu and Monitor lizard species are no longer allowed as Pets in Georgia

Uramastyx and Spinach

Can Uromastyx eat Spinach?

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Spinach is one of the few foods that should be avoided in a uramastyx’s diet. uramastyx lizards can technically eat spinach, but in large quantities this can be harmful, so it is best to keep consumption to a minimum or avoid it altogether. Despite being a nutrient-rich dark leafy vegetable, spinach has an extremely high content of oxalates, which bind to calcium and prevent its proper absorption. Calcium deficiency can… Read More »Can Uromastyx eat Spinach?