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Komodo Dragon Bite, Teeth and Venom

The Komodo dragon is the largest, most famous, and arguably also the most dangerous monitor lizard out there. Renowned for their lethality, Komodo dragons have deadly venomous bites and razor-sharp teeth which they use to hunt, kill and eat their preys. Surprisingly, the bite of a Komodo dragon is not very strong, and its teeth are more suitable for cutting than crushing. What makes this reptile so deadly is the… Read More »Komodo Dragon Bite, Teeth and Venom

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Tegu brumation: signs, temperature, duration

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Brumation is the reptile equivalent of hibernation, that is, that period of time during which an animal slows its own metabolism and ceases almost all activity in order to conserve energy and survive winter. In the wild, tegus will retreat to a safe space to hide when days start to get shorter in autumn and stay there for 6-7 months until spring arrives. During this period of brumation a tegu… Read More »Tegu brumation: signs, temperature, duration

Tegu breeding

Tegu Breeding, Egg Incubation & Hatching

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Breeding in tegus requires both an adult female and male. Tegus reach sexual maturity at around age 2, the start of so-called “guberty” (tegu puberty), and females need to undergo one or two cycles of brumation in winter in order for their bodies to become able to accommodate eggs. Most tegu species can breed up to twice a year. Tegu breeding season generally occurs right after the end of this… Read More »Tegu Breeding, Egg Incubation & Hatching

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Tegu Harness and Leash

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Tegu owners who wish to take their pets out for a walk safely need to make sure they are properly secured with a harness and kept on a leash at all times. Tegus are not particularly easy to walk on a leash, and they will most likely rather be walking you in whichever direction they feel like going, but they will still enjoy their time out in the sun. Unfortunately,… Read More »Tegu Harness and Leash

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Tegu Enclosure Requirements & Caging Setup

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The most important thing to worry about when caring for a tegu lizard is to make sure it’s housed in an adequate environment. Tegus have specific requirements when it comes to enclosure size, lighting and heating, substrate and humidity; you will need to ensure that you provide your pet with all it needs in order to thrive and be happy. Enclosure Size Tegus are very large reptiles that require a… Read More »Tegu Enclosure Requirements & Caging Setup

Tegu Cuddles!

Are tegus cuddly?

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Reptiles are not known to be particularly affectionate as pets, and the same goes for most species of big lizards. Tegus may however be the exception, as they are widely known and appreciated for their almost dog-like behavior, some tegus even appear to enjoy “cuddling” with their owners. Tegu cuddles MacGyver the Lizard is probably the most famous pet lizard celebrity, and living proof that Red tegus can be cuddly.… Read More »Are tegus cuddly?

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Crocodilian Species List: Alligators, Crocodiles and more

Crocodilia is an order of large reptiles which includes three families of Crocodylidae (crocodiles), Alligatoridae (alligators and caimans), and Gavialidae (gharials and false gharials). Below, a list of all crocodilians species divided by family: Alligatoridae List American alligator Alligator mississippiensis Native range: Southeastern United States Size: up to 450 kg (1,000 lb) Habitat: Wetlands (inland), intertidal marine, and coastal marine Chinese alligator Alligator sinensis Native range: Eastern China Size: up… Read More »Crocodilian Species List: Alligators, Crocodiles and more

Can iguanas eat spinach?

Can iguanas eat spinach?

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Spinach is a controversial topic when it comes to lizards in general and iguanas specifically. Spinach is generally considered healthy but unfortunately it can be harmful for reptiles in large amounts so you should only feed it to your iguana in small amounts or avoid it altogether to be on the safe side. Despite being a dark leafy green packed with nutrition, spinach has an extremely high content of oxalates… Read More »Can iguanas eat spinach?

Can iguanas eat tomatoes?

Can iguanas eat tomatoes?

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Iguanas are herbivorous and eat all sorts of greens, vegetables and fruits, including tomatoes. While it is generally okay to feed tomatoes to your iguana every now and then, this food should not be a stable in their diet because they can potentially lead to health complications in large amounts. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, A, antioxidants and fiber, but they lack calcium, they are very acidic and somewhat… Read More »Can iguanas eat tomatoes?

Can iguanas eat cucumbers?

Can iguanas eat cucumber?

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Yes, iguanas can eat cucumbers as they are herbivores who strictly feed on plants and vegetables. Cucumbers are not unhealthy, but they contain mostly water (around 96%) and a little fiber, so they are not the most highly nutritious food out there for your lizard. Still, you can feed it as part of a varied diet that includes other more nutrient-packed greens such as collard, beet, mustard and turnip greens,… Read More »Can iguanas eat cucumber?