Can you keep Tegus together?

Can you keep Tegus together?

Can tegus be housed together? Yes — if you take the right precautions. The good news is that tegus possess enough “social skills” that more than one tegu can be housed in the same enclosure without incident.

Can you keep 2 male Tegus together?

Two males may get along fine, until you introduce the female which gives them something to fight over. Being territorial can then lead to aggression towards all other tegus, even the female.

How big of a cage does a blue TEGU need?

It will need a tank at least 6 feet long, preferably 8 feet, if possible. That will give it enough room to move. An aquarium will provide ideal living quarters for maintaining the right temperature and humidity. It can also ensure that your Tegu stays in its cage, since it is something of an escape artist.

How big do Argentine Tegus get?

Description. Argentine black and white tegus are large lizards that can reach nearly five feet in length. They have a mottled black and white coloration that often is arranged into a banding pattern across the back and tail.

How long till a tegu is full grown?

Size and Longevity Tegus are fast growing lizards, often reaching sexual maturity in 3 years or less. Males grow larger, sometimes exceeding 4 feet in total length with a thick, muscular build. Females are slightly smaller, usually in the 3 foot range, and are more slightly built than their male counterparts.

How much does an Argentine tegu cost?

Argentine Tegus retail for about $200 USD. They can be found through many breeders, so it is important that you find a reputable breeder for a healthy lizard.

How strong is a TEGU bite?

As a result of their huge jaw muscles, tegus possess the strongest bite of any lizard and are capable of generating bite forces of 1000 N. Unlike most reptiles, tegus have differentiated teeth much like a mammal.

Are TEGU aggressive?

Tegus especially prey on the eggs of the endangered gopher tortoise — one native species that could be severely threatened by the lizards — but they can be aggressive with anyone and that includes humans. “If they want to grab a large tegu, they could get sent to the hospital.”

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