Argentine Black & White Tegu

Nutrition

This lizard is not for the beginner. Their large size and seemingly endless appetite make their requirements a little more difficult to achieve. 

These lizards will eat just about anything. They will take ground turkey, cooked egg scrambled or hard boiled, rodents, fresh fish (Not from a pet shop), baby chickens, grapes, tomatoes, strawberries, melons, and just about any other soft fruit.   

Habitat

Tegus are ground dwelling or terrestrial Lizards who love to make their home underground in burrows!

 

They come from mountain and forested areas of South America

Well-Being

The two most docile and easiest to handle species are the Argentine Black and White Tegu and the Red Tegu. These lizards grow from just under 2 feet to a larger 4+ feet and have a pleasant nature, making them popular pets.