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RE: hibernating questions

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Posted by: harperman at Wed Nov 30 15:46:37 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by harperman ]  
   

Well, it's a matter of perspective. When you factor in the cost of food and power (and quality bulbs/substrate, etc...), a lot of people like the 3-5 month break they get. I totally understand where you're coming from--for me, the benefits of having the animals outweighed the costs of maintaining them. But, they are SUCH great animals, that even though they hibernate, they are TOTALLY worth it. I've kept just about every type of reptile imaginable in 20 years and tegus are, without question, HANDS-DOWN, the greatest, most redeeming reptile I've owned. I certainly would NEVER let the fact that they hibernate come between me owning one. Why have an animal that's half-as cool all of the time when you could have an animal that's twice as cool 75% of the time (or potentially more)?


   

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