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My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« on: July 01, 2009, 12:40:26 AM »
Well, my new pet finally came today! He's a juvenile, giant Argentine tegu. He will lose the green on his head, this is what his daddy looks like: http://www.tegutalk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=1275

His dad is "Ice" and is 5' 2" long.

Here's my little one, he seems very smart for a little guy and he ate seven crickets within ten minutes of being out of the shipping box.

My little giant: http://picasaweb.google.com/pyxicephalus/June302009?authkey=Gv1sRgCIv8sbzpntufXQ#


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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2009, 12:59:33 AM »
He's a handsome dude! How long does it take for him to get as big as his daddy?
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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 01:05:08 AM »
About three years and 25-30lbs later.


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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 05:28:31 AM »
Thats looks great! How do you cook it?

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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 08:22:50 AM »
Just like rabbit I think mick ?
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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 11:11:26 AM »
Mick and Irwin, the both of yous! I think y'all said the same comments when I was contemplating getting the red tegu, I will have to search that post.

This is my new pet and will never be dinner! But you two may be his dinner when he gets over 5'! :evil:


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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 11:15:12 AM »
JP, what yo' doin'?  Haven't you got enough reptiles, smiling.  What a cool little dude and I see that you took good care of him, just like a baby, all wrapped up in those coddling clothes.  Very nice.  I bet he will grow like that wild demon.  How many reptiles you got?  I would love to hear, I memory serves me only slightly at times, but I recall you got lots of cool stuff going on at your place.  Talking to ya tomorrow.  Have that beautiful day, to live, love, and enjoy great health.  Cindi
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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 11:27:40 AM »
Cindi, right now I have two bearded dragons, two white's tree frogs, a crested gecko and now my giant tegu and three dogs, but no ducks or rocks. :'(


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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 01:00:24 PM »
No rocks!!?  Maybe Cindi can send you one of her specially bred ones....
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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 01:07:27 PM »
Thats too cool I love reptiles :-D I found a youtube vid of a guy feeding his Tegu cherries from his mouth...Any chance we might get to see you do that?

 

Just a thought you have a cool pet I love it

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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 01:34:19 PM »
OH wow, just love that video of the reptile eating those cherries.  They look like little doggies.

JP I wish you the best of time with your little guy. I know your wife also loves them and that is a great thing to share together. 

The closest I ever came to the experience was having turtles when I was a little girl and watching them standing one on top of another. But my cat got into the aquarium and ate the turtles and I was devastated.

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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2009, 05:19:13 PM »
Love that video Dave and yes that could be me some day! Annette, never heard of a cat eating turtles before, could you hear the crunch? :evil:


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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2009, 05:21:01 PM »
I left for a long weekend and had a friend come by and feed my cat.  He never fed the cat, hence the cat found the turtles and I found little turtle parts all over the house on my return.

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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2009, 05:19:32 AM »
Google doesnt reveal any recipes, but Id expect you cook it the same as a Goanna. Small slit in the belly, pull the guts out and then chuck it on the coals.

In your first pic, it looked HUGE, but now I see its not so big. More of an entree than a main meal.

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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2009, 08:09:01 AM »
You know Mick, when my juvenile giant tegu grows to over 5' I'm sure he won't be so picky when he devours a Mick, guts ands all!


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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2009, 02:19:06 PM »
JP go easy on poor Mick

He can't help it as don't you see he was brought up with Crocodile Dundee :-D

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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2009, 11:50:14 PM »
JP where do the tegu come from, what part of the world?

His daddy would make a nice pair of boots :-D

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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2009, 12:17:13 AM »
You know Mick, when my juvenile giant tegu grows to over 5' I'm sure he won't be so picky when he devours a Mick, guts ands all!


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Re: My New Pet!---June 30, 2009
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2009, 12:24:23 AM »
JP where do the tegu come from, what part of the world?

His daddy would make a nice pair of boots :-D

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Mine is captive bred from Panama City Florida, from this guy http://www.freewebs.com/twoteals/extremegianttegu.htm

The original ones mine came from roam parts of Argentina.

I've had one pair of cowboy boots my entire life, still have them too, they may be a little small now but are elephant. They are beautiful boots, don't know if they make elephant boots anymore.


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