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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.

Tegu Lizard and fruits

Best fruits for tegu

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Tegus should eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, but fruit should only make up 10% of their diet.
Berries and exotic fruits like mango and papaya are good choices, but citrus fruits and avocado should be avoided.

Can tegu eat strawberries / blueberries / blackberries / raspberries?

Can tegus eat berries?

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Tegus love fruits and berries and it is perfectly safe to feed blueberry, blackberry, strawberry and raspberry to your pet tegu. Berries in general are surprisingly low in sugar so you do not need to worry about feeding them regularly (unlike other types of fruits), with the exception of strawberries which should be fed in moderation. No more than 10% of your tegu’s diet should consist of fruits. In the… Read More »Can tegus eat berries?

Tegu Morph

Argentine Tegu Morph & Hybrid List

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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.

Chacoan White Headed Tegu or Paraguayan Tegu.

Chacoan White Headed Tegu: Information & Care

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The Chacoan White Headed tegu, also known as Paraguayan Tegu or simply Chacoan Tegu, is a morph of the Argentine black and white tegu lizard characterized by a higher degree of white coloration in adults, especially around their head. This animal originates from the Chaco region of Paraguay, but it can also be found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Uruguay. Chacoan tegus are very similar in appearance to the Argentine… Read More »Chacoan White Headed Tegu: Information & Care

Can tegu eat dog food?

Can tegus eat dog food?

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Tegus will eat just about anything, including dog food, but it’s important to consider the content and quality of the food. Opt for high-protein canned dog food containing meat and veggies with few fillers. Wet food is better than dry, and lean meats like chicken and turkey are preferable to fatty meats. Canned food is not ideal for tegus, but reptilink sausages made of whole prey are a nutritious alternative.

Tegu Lizard - The best pet reptile

5 Reasons Tegus are the Best Pet Lizard

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The Argentine black and white tegu has been often recognized for being the best pet lizard out there, thanks to its mild temperament, high intelligence and dog-like qualities. As far as reptiles go, tegus really are just big scaly puppies! It is hard to find any other reptile with the ability to bond with their owner the way a tegu does, even going as far as showing unmistakeable signs of… Read More »5 Reasons Tegus are the Best Pet Lizard

Argentine Black and White Tegu

Names for Tegu Lizard

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Discover the perfect name for your new tegu lizard with our list of unique and creative names inspired by lizards, dragons, pop culture, and more.

Can tegus eat poultry?

Can tegus eat raw chicken?

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Tegus can eat raw poultry such as chicken and turkey, which are nutritious and low in fat. While cooked meat can be given occasionally, it is best to feed raw meat as the cooking process denatures the quality of proteins and nutrients. Chicken or turkey parts such as hearts, livers, gizzards, necks, feet, and carcasses can be fed to tegus, with ground meat being a popular option for mixing in vegetables and supplements.

Tegu eating

Tegu Diet and Feeding Guide – Information, Schedule, Best foods for tegu

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Tegu lizards are omnivores and need a balanced diet to stay healthy. Their diet consists of insects, small rodents, and fruits. As a tegu owner, it’s crucial to know their species and age. Juvenile tegus require high protein to sustain growth, while adult tegus need to be fed twice a week.

Female Tegu vs Male Tegu

Male or female? Sexing a tegu lizard

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Sexing and care guide for baby and adult lizards. Learn how to identify gender and make informed decisions about housing, care, and breeding.