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Post  DMBizeau on Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:17 pm

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Re: Tegu update and feeding videos

Post  Snakeman on Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:03 am

Cool videos.
Really like how you've laid out the tape so we can see growth/size.

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Post  DMBizeau on Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:27 am

Thanks Larry.
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Post  Bryan Arens on Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:24 pm

Those are really cool videos Dave. You keep building my interest for these great lizards with all your pics. keep them coming.
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Post  Chu'Wuti on Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:16 am

Do tegus need bones in their meat or do you dust with a calcium product for optimum health? Never having had these lizards, I'm wondering what the optimum diet is. Nice videos!

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Post  DMBizeau on Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:43 am

I feed chicken gizzards with phosphate free calcium powder most days with mice once a week to supplement their diet. Many people use ground turkey as well but I find it is much too messy compared the the gizzards.
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Post  Chu'Wuti on Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:14 am

OK. I take it these guys aren't insectivores like some of the smaller tegus. Completely carnivorous, too? Thanks for taking the time to share so much info--you're educating me!

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Post  DMBizeau on Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:24 am

Which tegu species are you referring to that are insectivores? All the lizards referred to as dwarf tegus are not tegus. Almost all the true tegus reach over 4 foot as adults which is much to large to rely entirely on insects. All my tegus lost interest in insects around 24"
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Re: Tegu update and feeding videos

Post  Chu'Wuti on Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:54 am

Ah, I see. I had read a bit about Argentine and Columbian Tegus. Now that you've explained, I went back to look again; found a better, more thorough care sheet and saw that they only feed insects to hatchlings up to about a year of age. Makes sense.

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