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Can Savannah monitors eat eggs?

Can Savannah monitors eat eggs?

Savannah monitors can eat eggs. Chicken and quail eggs, whether raw, cooked, with, or without shells, are safe for Savannah monitors to consume. In the wild monitor lizards have also been observed feeding on other reptiles eggs. Ideally you can to soft-boil the egg for a few minutes to keep the yolks runny, and then serve it to your Savannah monitor. Because eggs are a great source of protein and… Read More »Can Savannah monitors eat eggs?

Can Savannah monitors eat fish?

Can Savannah monitors eat fish?

Savannah monitors are mainly insectivores (= they mosly eat insects), but they can also eat fish on occasion. As a matter of fact, fish is one of the best sources of lean protein you can feed to your Savannah monitor. When choosing the best fish for Savannah monitor, it is best to opt for small, whole freshwater fish such as perch, tilapia, catfish (in moderation) and sunfish. You can also… Read More »Can Savannah monitors eat fish?

Iguana Food and Diet

Iguana Food & Diet

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Iguanas are strictly herbiroves which means consume exclusively plant material. In the wild, green iguanas feed on leaves, flowers, and some fruits. A balanced diet of greens, vegetables, fruits, and other items can help to guarantee that your pet iguana is content and healthy. Make sure to provide your pet a wide choice of foods. This ensures a balanced diet and gives your pet the opportunity to try new, exciting… Read More »Iguana Food & Diet

Can iguanas eat avocado?

Can iguanas eat avocado?

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Avocado should never be offered to iguanas. A substance in avocados known as persin is harmful to several reptiles and birds, and lizards can become ill and even die just hours after consuming avocado. Additionally, avocados contain a lot of oxalic acid, which is known to combine with vitamins and minerals to generate oxalates, which are difficult for reptiles to expell from their system. This could result in the development… Read More »Can iguanas eat avocado?

Komodo Dragon with open mouth and hidden teeth

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

Tegu sleeping

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

Tegu on a leash

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

Tegu enclosure

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?