JP I had no idea they grew that fast! His color changes a bit too as he gets older. So how much does he eat? Do you keep food in there all the time? How often do you feed him? Inaquiring mind wants to know!
Jody, this is my first Tegu and I am amazed at the growth rate as well. His colors will continue to change as he ages.
So far, he has eaten every day but one day since I've had him, 38 days now.
We have a routine. When he is hungry, he climbs onto my arm, then shoulder. I have a seperate feeding enclosure I made that's 4' long 2' wide, approx 2' tall that I bring him to.
I always have his food in the feeding bin before hand. This is to ensure he does not associate my fingers, hand, me, with food.
I make a batch of 1 lb of ground turkey, 1/3 calf or beef liver, tablespoon of cod liver oil and mix it up in food processor.
I ziploc 2-3 day portions and place all this in a gallon bag and place in the freezer. Its a very simple diet. Once a week it is recommended to feed a frozen/thawed mouse/rodent. I have fed him three very small mice since I've had him.
I also sprinkle a calcium supplement on the food to keep bones strong as well as use special lighting.
I feed him once a day.