Tegu lizards are notoriously docile and somewhat beginner-friendly reptiles to keep as pets (at least compared to other big lizards like monitors). There are however a few different species and morphs which may require more time and attention. As a rule of thumb, the salvator merianae (a.k.a. Argentine tegu) is the best choice for first timers and also the most common overall. The Colombian tegu (or Gold tegu) on the… Read More »Friendly tegu species & morphs for beginners
Blue tegus are a morph of the Argentine black and white tegu (salvator marianae) that display a light blue hue and tend to grow slightly smaller in size as adults. They are one of the most popular types of tegu lizards commonly kept as pets.
Explore the incredible diversity of tegu lizards through their rare and unique morphs and hybrids, and learn about the genetic combinations that make them so fascinating to breeders and collectors alike.
Tegus are large, intelligent lizards that have gained popularity as exotic pets in recent years. Native to South America, these reptiles are known for their docile personalities, impressive size, and striking appearance. However, owning a tegu requires a significant commitment of time, space, and resources.