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Can I Keep Tegu In A 75 Gallon Tank?

Discussion in 'Tegu' started by Reptiled, Jun 24, 2015.

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  1. Reptiled

    Reptiled New Member

    Can I keep a Tegu in a 75 gallon tank, if not what would be some other good choices for it. besides bearded dragons.
     
  2. ExoJoe

    ExoJoe Established Member

    Don't feel a 75 gallon would be enough for a tegu. Were you looking at just lizards or would you be willing to go the snake route?
     
  3. Reptiled

    Reptiled New Member

    Lizards. I'd like a snake but other people in my house won't allow them haha
     
  4. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    What are the floor dimensions of the 75? I believe you could keep a Uromastyx in something that size.
     
  5. ExoJoe

    ExoJoe Established Member

    Uromastyx would be cool. I believe they are a strict vegetarian eater too which makes things nice on the feeding end of the care.
     
  6. Darkbird

    Darkbird Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely no tegu, they will get way too big. The uro might be a good idea, but it will be a lot of work to modify the tank to make it efficient and a good habitat.
     
  7. Emerald

    Emerald New Member

    Have you considered a Bearded Dragon? (See Cover Photo) They are very gentle, and easy to care for. They are omnivores. I have a free Bearded Dragon group, online. Pls let me know if you are interested in any info. A 75 g tanl would be ok. I can give you info on the correct lights/UVB, the best places to buy, and not to buy from, including feeder insects. If you do decide on a Beardie, no matter what you are told, avoid crickets (crix). They carry and pass on parasites to Dragons, resulting in unnecessary illness and vet bills.

    ATTENTION MEMBERS: I need help in identifying a snake. I have started a new conversation, but I don't see a button that will upload the snake photo. Where is it? Can anyone help me, please? Thank you very much in advance. Emerald
     
  8. gonioporagirl

    gonioporagirl New Member

    Maybe as a baby, but then again it depends on the dimensions of the tank. The minimum size enclosure for an adult tegu is 8 feet long x 4 feet tall x 4 feet wide. You will probably have to custom build that enclosure as it is rare that you will find it online. The enclosure should also have proper airflow so that there is no stagnant air. You can do this by drilling vents onto two sides of the cage, but don't use too many as it could make it harder to retain humidity.
     
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