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Tegu lizard care guide and information: enclosure requirements, diet and feeding, health facts and more. How to keep and care for tegu as a pet – Argentine black and white tegus, Red tegus, Colombian golden tegus, etc.

Baby Black and White Tegu Handling

Tegu Handling Tips, Taming Techniques and What to Avoid

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Tegu lizards are intelligent and social animals that can make great pets. However, they are not naturally inclined to trust humans, and it is important to tame and handle them correctly to build trust and ensure a positive experience

Tegu Enclosure / Terrarium

How to Choose the Best Enclosure for Your Pet Tegu

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Tegu lizards are large reptiles that need a spacious enclosure. Choose an enclosure that is at least 8x4x4 feet and has a secure lid, adequate ventilation, and a temperature and humidity gradient.

a lizard on brown sand

Choosing the Best Substrate for Your Tegu

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Tegus are large, ground-dwelling lizards that love to dig and burrow. When choosing a substrate for your tegu’s enclosure, it is important to consider their needs and preferences. Tegus love to dig and burrow, so you should provide a varied substrate that will allow them to do so. A good substrate option is a mixture of newspaper or butcher paper as a base, with large sections of topsoil, cypress mulch… Read More »Choosing the Best Substrate for Your Tegu

Homemade reptilink recipe

How to Make Your Own Reptilinks

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How to make your own DIY reptilinks: healthy food recipes for domestic snakes, lizards, amphibians, turtles and crocodilians.

Black and White Tegu (Salvator Merianae)

Can you own a tegu in Australia?

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Unfortunately, you cannot legally own a tegu in Australia. The Australian government has strict laws regarding the importation and ownership of exotic animals, and tegus are not native to Australia. As such, it is illegal to keep a tegu as a pet in Australia. The only way to legally own a tegu in Australia is to have a permit from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). However,… Read More »Can you own a tegu in Australia?