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 Baby Tegu

what would be a good sized wooden enclosure for a baby tegu thats about 8-11 inches ?



03/24/12  03:04pm

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 Baby Tegu

4ft. L x 2ft. W x 3ft. T and adult size animals enclosure should be 8ft. L x 4ft. x 5ft. T. This gives them some room to roam and explore a little, and not stuck in a small area where they can do nothing but lay around 24/7 in one small area. So the bigger the enclosure the better. Some keepers go by the rule, if the animals is 12" long the floor space in the enclosure should be a minimum 3ft long x 2ft. wide and 3-4 ft. tall.



03/25/12  10:26am

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 Baby Tegu

how long should the 4x2x3 last him?



03/26/12  07:08pm

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  Message To: ThatORANGEguy   In reference to Message Id: 2260269


 Baby Tegu

Most reptiles should reach adult length with in the first 1-2 years of age (If husbandry is correct) and then will continue to fill out on their girth rather rapidly after that. Not to say they stop growing in length after 1-2 years, they just grow slower in length. I would think seriously about having him in the larger forever enclosure by 16 - 24 months of age. Over on the Monitor forum they have a great post on building enclosures (shay_) Link Tons of great helpful ideas there on building enclosures to last and hold up to humidity over the years.



03/27/12  08:26am


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