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Argentine black and white tegus are sometimes simply called black and white tegus although this can lead to confusion as there is also a Colombian tegu which is similar but smaller and less docile. Female tegus are slightly smaller than their male counterparts, but both sexes have a fairly distinctive pattern of white and black dots and stripes all over their bodies. This is especially true of Argentine tegus that are handled regularly from a young age. Argentine black and white tegus are big and need large and secure enclosures.
October 14, 1 Comment. If you are thinking of buying a tegu or if you already own one, it is important to know the answer to "What can I feed my tegu? While these options will keep your tegu fed, they may not provide the valuable variety of nutrients flavors which can lead to a happy and healthy. We have built a full alphabetized list of food for tegus from our experience and research online. Feeding schedule: Tegus are fast growers with active metabolisms, so regular feeding is important.
Reptile Rapture, Monona dr. This care sheet is showing the way we found works best for us from our many years of experience of caring for this species. They spend most of their time on or near the ground.