Tegus are some of the most mobile reptiles among the lizards family. They are large unlike most of the other lizards in their class thus they always need a larger space than the rest of the lizards. Larger spaces keep the tegus healthy since they are assured of mobility. In order to keep them healthy, the best tegu enclosure should be provided. An enclosure with the correct dimensions and the right space is the best place that the tegus can live in since it mimics a more natural environment. In this article, we have compiled a number of enclosures that you can use for the good health and happiness of your tegus.
Adult Tegu Enclosure
The adulthood of this fascinating reptile allows it to achieve its maximum body size. Once this happens, it is very relevant to upgrade its enclosure. An upgrade of around 3’ by 4’ by 8’ is the most ideal. This size should, however, refer to the size of the front opening. The adult tegu should then be allowed to freely roam in this enclosure and in some others outside the usual one to ensure maximum growth and health. Such a size is beneficial for your back as well as the tegu’s wellbeing. Nonetheless, this size of an enclosure is big hence not easily available in the pet stores. This means that you should build an enclosure for your adult tegu. Therefore, you should look for a professional who can build it perfectly to ensure that the actual measurements are reached and that it is good enough to house a tegu.
If you are willing to build your own tegu, you should try 3’ by 5’ by 8’ measurements. This provides you with a space that is large enough for your tegu. This kind of enclosure can easily be adjusted if need be to serve the required purpose. In any of these cages, however, you should know that tegus are perfectly fine when staying alone. This means that you do not have to put more than one tegu in the enclosure. Nonetheless, these animals have exceptional socialization skills which mean that even if you put them together, there will be no incidences arising. If all of them are males or females, they can stay in the same enclosure. However, males and females can never stay together since they are gender sensitive. If you need to put them together, you should ensure that each one of them has a private space. You should also not house juvenile tegus with adults since the juveniles can easily be consumed by the adults. (more…)