Red Tegu, also known as the Red Argentine Tegu or Red Tegu lizard, is a species of large lizard native to South America, particularly Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, and Uruguay. Here’s some information about the Red Tegu: Appearance: Red Tegus are known for their impressive size and striking coloration. They can grow up to 3-4 feet in length and have a robust build.
Red tegu lizard
Their scales range in color from dark black to red, giving them their name. They also have distinctive white or cream-colored bands or speckles on their bodies. Behavior and Temperament: Red Tegus are diurnal, meaning they are active during the day. They are known for being intelligent and curious reptiles. With proper socialization and handling from a young age, they can become quite docile and tolerant of human interaction. However, it’s important to note that individual personalities can vary.
Diet: Red Tegus are omnivorous, meaning they eat both plant matter and animal protein. Their diet typically consists of fruits, vegetables, eggs, insects, small mammals, and even carrion. Providing a varied and balanced diet is important for their nutritional needs. Habitat and Enclosure:
Red Tegus require a large and secure enclosure with plenty of space to roam. A suitable habitat should include a temperature gradient, with a basking area around 95°F (35°C) and a cooler area around 75°F (24°C). Proper substrate, hiding spots, and UVB lighting are also important for their well-being.
Legal Considerations: It’s important to check the legal regulations in your area before considering owning a Red Tegu or any other exotic pet. Some jurisdictions may have restrictions or require permits for keeping certain reptile species. Owning a Red Tegu requires commitment, proper care, and responsible ownership. It’s crucial to research their needs and consult with experienced reptile owners or herpetologists to ensure you can provide a suitable environment for these fascinating creatures.
Red tegu We have some awesome captive bred Red tegus for sale at the lowest prices you will find anywhere. These lizards attain a large, heavy size and can eat a ton of food. Their disposition is generally quite docile. When you buy a tegu from us, you automatically receive our 100% live arrival guarantee. Sexing Your Red Tegu
Please feel free to request a male or female lizard (or any combination thereof) when you order our medium and adult sized animals, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee the sex.
However, we can guarantee that someone very experienced with reptiles will attempt to select the specific lizard(s) you are requesting. When you buy a Red tegu from us, you receive our 100% ironclad live arrival guarantee. Please read the details of our guarantee before ordering.
Because we responsibly offer reptiles for sale online (as well as amphibians, tarantulas, and scorpions), we reserve the right to delay your order upon the fairly rare occurrence of unacceptable weather conditions. This is strictly for the safety of the animal(s), and you will be notified by e-mail if this does occur.
In the wild, black and white tegus commonly eat insects, fruits, seeds, and the eggs of other animals. Since they can grow to be very large (up to five feet long), some wild Argentine tegus have even been known to eat small birds!