Several tegu clutches have been collected so far and we are very excited to see what these pairings will bring. Blues, Hybrids, Blue Crosses, Albinos and all mixed between is what we have so far.
Spoiled tegus fed whole ground up quail. They absolutely love quail meat over any other meat in my observed opinion. Their appetite seems satisfied for a longer period of time.
After feeding some meat mix, I took some close up pictures of the tegus - most still had their mouths' full.
A few people have asked for pics of blues and the breeders. Here are some current pics of most of our breeders for this years blue babies. Please feel free to look at the other photos on the site for previous pics of our blue line. If you have any other questions or to purchase a baby blue please email us at: email@example.com.
These hybrids are the result of several breedings: beginning with the Blue Cross which was bred to a Red female. One of those males we raised and now this year we crossed the Hybrid male to an Albino Blue female to get these amazing little albino hybrid tegus(Click Here to see parents). The contrasting colors really pop on these guys and are all plump eating very well enjoying the Florida weather. These babies are $2800 shipped. Please contact us with any questions.
I have a great Canon camera though I am not such a great operator. I was attempting to capture actual colors present in natural lighting varying from sunny to cloudy. Most of the time I snap the photo and am immediately disappointed at the lack of representation of the animal on the camera whether that is on my Canon or iPhone. I think these came close to what I saw in person for these tegus. I'll have to keep working on my photography skills.
During this breeding season, I planned to try to breed some hybrids we produced in the past to some blues to see if this brings out any highlights. The diversity I have seen with the hybrids has been very interesting. For example the female hybrid mating the blue male is from the same clutch as the hybrid male mating the albino blue female. I kept them back because of how unique they were. Hopefully these pairings prove out and it would be very exciting to see how the babies develop. In my opinion this is the best part of breeding: picking some animals with very nice characteristics and seeing if those genes carry on to the offspring.
Did some work this weekend to complete some of the new outdoor tegu cages I was working on. I use welded wire for the flooring and roof. I then use 2x12 for the sides and to divide the cages. Also the left over 2x12 pieces I used to build the hides. Corrugated plastic roof panels are used for the walls. This setup seems to work quite well as they can't climb the sides but some light still passes through the tinted plastic. I moved in a few new residents, albino blue tegus.
We have had a fairly mild winter compared to last year and some tegus didn't burrow down as deep as I would like with many coming out to bask on these cold days. The ones that haven't burrowed themselves down will be brought in to the garage tonight since by morning temperatures are expected to get down to 36 degrees. I have added additional hay, mulch and have covered the hide entrances but I'd rather not take the risk with these blue tegus.
Here are two of some T positive blue albino tegus we produced this year. The dark pigment is very present and it's a nice contrast with those red eyes. After producing quite a few albinos this year, it's very cool to see all the variations even within albinism.
These are some of my current and future breeder Blue Tegus. The colors range from high whites to deep blues, and albinos of course. It's hard to capture the vivid colors these animals display.
My first albino blue tegu is doing quite well and is growing nicely. It is now about 2.5 months old, keeping up with it's siblings in growth. I have let it out in the sun with an enclosed hide under a tree to supply ample shade for a few days here and there, but primarily have kept it indoors. The others I kept back are also growing and doing well some tend to have better vision than others.
I was fortunate this year to produce some very nice albino blue tegus and have decided to make a few available. The first albino blue tegu baby ready to ship now, comes from pure blue parents and is doing quite well hatched 8/8/14. My most recent clutch hatched starting 8/28/14 also had a few albino blues which came from the same father and different blue female. I will make these available in a few weeks to make sure they are growing and eating well.
Price: $2500 shipped.
We also currently still have the following baby tegus available:
Hybrids (Blue/Red/BW(chaco)) = $250 shipped
Blue Crosses = $250 shipped