Hey. I got a 2 year old male columbian tegu. I've had him about a week. And I've tried not to bother him to much. He is super shy and doesn't like to move if I'm watching or eat if I'm watching. If I get close to him he huffs and puffs, which I can understand. He's scared. One question I have is what is your tegu menu? There is sooooo many different opinions out there I have no clue what one to go with. The day after I got him I put a small bowl of raw egg, raw ground turkey, and a cut up grape an he at the egg but nothing else. I kinda expected that because the last owner said he is addicted to egg. Today I fed him raw ground turkey with a cut up grape. No egg. He ate it all. In about two big bites and he was done, I offered more but he would take it. What else should I feed. I realize he can't live off ground turkey and grapes. It's just temporary (this week). What do you feed? I'm afraid to feed a mouse because of what people say about impaction. And as for calcium, I'm Preston some off lllreptile tomorrow. With no d3. When I fed the egg I smashed the shell up in it too. I feed him in cage right now. Due to him not letting me get close to him with out freaking out. But don't worry he is just in reptile carpet for the moment. Once he is somewhat handle able I will give him plea Ty of substrate to burrow in. Speaking of which what substrate should I use? I was planning on Eco earth but I change my mind. I want something I can see his poop in just incase I can't get him to go in the tub. Holds good burrows, and humidity, and won't impact him easily. I won't be feeding in the cage I just want to play it on the safe side anyways. And I don't know if it's a problem but I not want a substrate that'll get stuck in his nostrils or eyes, y'know? I'm just a worried new tegu owner looking to have your knowledge blessed upon me. I'm out of school on June 6 so I'll be able to work with Harper (tegu) right now he is in a 4' by 2 1/2' by 1' vision cage. It fits right now. But barely. In a month or so I'm gonna build a bigger cage with deep substrate for his burrowing needs. So yeah... Any advice is greatly appreciated. I know the basic care and everyhing so no need for that.