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Colombian tegu vs Red tegu vs Argentine tegu

Friendly tegu species for beginners

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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 for beginners

Blue Tegu

Blue Tegu – Information & Care

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Blue tegus are not a separate species of tegu (unlike the Red tegu), but rather a color morph of the Argentine black and white tegu (salvator merianae) which tends to be much smaller in size. Despite their name they are not really blue, they look very similar to the black and white tegu but may get more of a subtle blueish or platinum coloration as adults. Just like any other… Read More »Blue Tegu – Information & Care

Tegu Morph

Argentine Tegu Morph & Hybrid List

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There are over 400 species of tegu lizards out there, but only a few are kept in captivity: the Argentine black and white tegu (salvator merianae), the Red tegu (Salvator rufescens), and the Colombian golden tegu (salvator teguixin). Despite their names, none of these species are limited to one color, and breeders have fun experimenting with genetic combinations in order to create rare, unique morphs. Below, a list of all… Read More »Argentine Tegu Morph & Hybrid List

Tegu Care Sheet

Tegu Lizard Care – Information, Enclosure, Diet & Health

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Tegu lizards are terrestrial reptiles native to South America. They are somewhat similar in appearance to monitor lizards, of which they are distant relatives, the two animal families being an example of convergent evolution. Tegus are one of the larger species of lizard that can be kept in captivity and have become quite popular as pets in the US, UK and other parts of the world. These animals are appreciated… Read More »Tegu Lizard Care – Information, Enclosure, Diet & Health