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tame tegu


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Posted by Blakes_girl on April 28, 2003 at 20:14:43:

In Reply to: tame tegu posted by oitoyourmother on April 28, 2003 at 11:35:10:

Giving them about a week to just chill in their cage and get used to their new surroundings is a really good idea. Let him get used to your daily routine and the time patterns of where you live. I'd just start things out nice and slow. Spend a few minutes a day petting him and letting him get used to you being in his cage. Then slowly move up to holding him in his cage so he doesn't feel horribly threatened. And then take him out of the tank. But just take your time. If it takes you 45 min. to let him settle down enough for him to allow you to pick him up out of his cage, then give him that time. You'll have a happier tegu if you aren't forcing yourself on him. He won't feel as threatened whenever you enter his cage.

As for the not eating except on the basking spot. I'd do what Rollin said and get the digital thermometer and make sure that your temps are all okay. Blake (colombian black and white) prefers to eat around his basking spot as well. That way he doesn't have to move far to lounge around and digest his food.

Lindsay


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