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Just got "rescue" gold tegu

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Posted by: Danne at Mon Mar 8 16:17:57 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Danne ]  
   

I just picked up a juvenile black & gold tegu from a pet store today. He's missing a lot of toes from bad sheds, and half of his tail (go figure on that one). They gave him to me for free since he had gone down in condition so much. He's decently feisty, luckily doesn't bite but is very fearful. Looks a little thin though they were feeding him that canned diet (the one made mostly of corn and vegetables) and a pinky about every week.

He's now in a 20L (he's only about 5 inches long, probably should be 6 or 7) with UVB, UTH, place to hide and ecoearth for humidity. I'll dress up the cage more, got him on an impulse though.

. Should I feed him tonight or wait a day? I was going to cook him an egg or put in some cold cuts for now. And how should I go about getting him handleable? He isnt aggressive now, just very fearful and flighty. They say he doesn't bite and he didn't open his mouth or anything for me. Thanks in advance for reading
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Danne
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1.0 '07 BRB (Monroe)
1.0 '08 BRB 66% het Anery (Ace)
1.0 '08 Pastel BP (Sebastian)
1.1 Leos (Bowser & Peach)
0.2 Dumbo rats (Josie & Chalupa)
0.4 cats (Cupcake, Smokey, Thelma & Emelia)
1.2 family members who can't wait until I move "the zoo" into my own place!
1.0 supportive boyfriend
1.0 '08 neutered grey sugar glider (Acco)
0.1 '08 whiteface sugar glider (Malina)


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