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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.

Northern Caiman Lizard (Dracaena guianensis) at the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, IL

Caiman Lizard Care – Information, Enclosure, Diet & Health

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Caring for caiman lizards involves providing a spacious enclosure with land and water areas, proper lighting, temperature, and humidity. They require a carnivorous diet and should be housed individually due to their territorial nature.

Adult Black & White Argentine Tegu Lizard

Guberty A.K.A Tegu Puberty: The “Terrible Twos”

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During guberty, your Tegu may go from sweet to sassy. Brace yourself for moody behavior and remember, it’s just a phase. With patience and enrichment, navigate through this challenging but temporary stage of their development. Embrace the journey and watch your rebellious companion mature into a cherished adult.

Tegu enclosure

Best Plants for Tegu Enclosure

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Learn about the best plants for tegu enclosures and tips for setting them up to ensure their survival. Avoid toxic plants and choose sturdy, established plants to minimize the risk of damage to your enclosure.

Tegus can eat most types of fish including tuna and salmon, but in moderation.

Best Fish for Tegu Lizards – What You Need to Know

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Tegus can eat most types of fish safely, but it’s important to choose the right varieties and prepare them properly. Some fish contain an enzyme that can lead to vitamin B1 deficiency and neurological damage if fed in excess. Recommended fish species include freshwater fish such as tilapia, cod, haddock, and salmon, but it’s crucial to source high-quality, fresh fish and feed in moderation.

Tegu Meal Prep: Mesh, Patties & Wrap Recipes

Tegu Meal Prep: Tegu Mesh & Patties Recipes

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Finding suitable food for your pet tegu lizard is not a difficult task, but commercially available Tegu food can be expensive and may not always have the best ingredients. One of the best ways to save money on food for your tegu is to prepare it yourself, and to use readily available, fresh, healthy ingredients that ensure a varied diet. Meal prepping your tegu’s food in advance can save you… Read More »Tegu Meal Prep: Tegu Mesh & Patties Recipes

Tegu and Snake

Do tegus eat snakes and other lizards?

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Tegus are known to be opportunistic eaters, consuming a variety of prey items in the wild, including snakes and other small reptiles. So yes, tegus can eat snakes, lizards and reptiles – but these are not a primary food source in their diet. Tegus in the wild will primarily consume as small mammals, birds, insects, amphibians (frogs) and fruits. Can you feed other lizards to a tegu? Yes, you can… Read More »Do tegus eat snakes and other lizards?

Tegus are intelligent creatures that can be tamed as pets and even house broken to some extent.

Tegu Taming, Handling and Potty Training Tips

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Taming a tegu can be a rewarding experience, as these intelligent lizards are known for forming strong bonds with their caregivers. However, it is important to approach taming with patience and understanding, as tegus can be skittish and may take time to adjust to new environments and people. Whether you have an Argentine black and white tegu, a Red tegu, or Colombian tegu, there are a few key strategies that… Read More »Tegu Taming, Handling and Potty Training Tips

Foods for Tegu Lizards

Tegu Food List

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Tegus are omnivorous reptiles that require a varied diet to stay healthy and happy. This diet should consist of approximately of: “Greens” include any sort of vegetable, but especially dark-leaved greens. Fruit and some other foods should only be fed sporadically or as a treat, and some supplements like calcium are also recommended to prevent common health problems. Below, a comprehensive list of all the foods that tegus can eat… Read More »Tegu Food List