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Posted by Blakes_girl on April 23, 2003 at 23:52:49:
In Reply to: best type of tegu for a begginner tegu owner posted by modsquad5150 on April 23, 2003 at 23:25:21:
Drake is adorable! What a cute face! Thanks for sharing!
::I would probably have to say Argentine black and white. I have a colombian black and white and I love him dearly though. I guess it depends on how persistent you are and how much time you are willing to put into taming. I absolutely adore Blake! However, when I first got him he was very aggressive. I would spend about 45 min. a day getting him slowly out of cage, and then about another 30-45 min. outside of his cage playing with him (usually in an enclosed room like the bathroom). It has totally paid off! He's an awesome tegu and I can let anyone handle him without any worries. But if you want one that's already pretty mellow, I go with the argentine.
:::hello im new to this forum.i was recently reading an old reptiles mag when i saw the article on argentine b/w tegu.are these a good species for a beggier of tegu keeping.i have other reptiles .3 beardies and 3 geckos.so im not a beginner herper.or is there a better one thats tame and a fairly readonable price.i would like to start with a baby or youg juvi.if its the b/w tegu what is a good size cage for just 1 that it could live in forever????would 6' by 3' by 2' or 3' be good(lenghtxdepthxhight)
:Lindsay is right...it comes down to how much time you actually have to sit around and try to tame...columbians are a little more skittish...but can become tame with work...argentines can be aggressive but if your willing to spend time then it usually pays off in a positive way. I have a red tegu and while i don't handle as much...it is still a totally cool reptile and worth investing in if you have the big three - money, space and time. They are expensive to feed, but easily maintained if you keep on top of them. This is my red tegu drake...he is almost about 3 feet now...