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PostSubject: Argentine red tegu taming???   Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:03 am

Just bought an argentine red teg about 6 months old has never bitten but runs as soon as I try to touch her or put her in my hand when she is in my hand she tries her best to get out an I let her but continue to keep trying to pick her up any suggestions on how to get her to stop and know that I am her friend not a predator???
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PostSubject: Re: Argentine red tegu taming???   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:10 pm

Just keep holding her. The more you hold it the more "tame" it will be. Some larger lizard never get used to it but Tegus will usually learn to tolerate it after a while. When she tries to run, make a ladder with your hands and let her keep running until she gets tired then she won't fight so much.
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PostSubject: Re: Argentine red tegu taming???   Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:31 pm

Ok thanks much!
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PostSubject: Re: Argentine red tegu taming???   Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:10 pm

Do approach her with your hand from the top, they associate stuff above them as danger and they get scared...
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PostSubject: Re: Argentine red tegu taming???   Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:17 pm

Yes I did know that thanks though
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PostSubject: Re: Argentine red tegu taming???   Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:21 pm

What I have been doing with my savannah monitor is fill a bath tub up with enough warm water that he can't stand, the put him in it, after a few minutes I scoop him up and hold him in my hand for like 30 seconds then set him back down, then repeat... after a while they will start to associate your hand with safety and not with fear. It has been working well for me so far. My Savannah is a lot less afraid of my hand and me touching him and we have only been doing this for a short time. I would assume it would work for tegus as well
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PostSubject: Re: Argentine red tegu taming???   Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:38 pm

Awesome ill try it tonight I appreciate it!
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PostSubject: Re: Argentine red tegu taming???   Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:08 pm

No problem, I found in while I was searching trying to find good ways to tame my savannah... it takes time but you see improvement each day
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