Howdy howdy, I picked up a Golden Tegu as a rescue at the Repticon in Raleigh, NC last Sunday. I've been planning for a tegu for the past 2 years now and finally made the plunge. He's ~12 inches long snout-tail, eats like a champ and doesn't have parasites in his poop or any other visible health issues that have become visible as of yet (I'm guessing he's from a "farm"). Anywho, I've read some conflicting information on whether you can feed them fruits/veggies or not and would like a definite answer. He's currently eating dubias, crickets and mealworms, all pre-killed and supplemented. He's fairly docile and very active, surprisingly, and only huffs and puffs a bit when I first start handling him. And he's already learned where his food dish is and accepts food from tongs. I think I got lucky with this one. Second question: How long do tegu's take to shed? He started about 2-3 days after I got him, and it seems to slowly be working its way from head to tail. It's been ~4 days and his hind legs and parts of his tail still have old skin on it. I gently remove it when I can, but doesn't like me picking at him. I also soak him daily and he soaks himself in his tub. Is there anything I can do to help him or does it normally take this long? Thanks in advance, I'll be checking back regularly so if there's any info I've missed just let me know!