Spent some hot hours in the Florida summer sun microchipping tegus this past weekend. The prepping, tracking and documentation process takes way longer than the actual chip injection. I was able to buy everything online including the mircochips, barcode scanner and the microchip reader. The barcode scanner was a big help as we had to load well over 100 ids.
As you can see from the mound of rocks in front of the hide, the female blue tegu was hard at work preparing the nest for her second clutch of the 2020 season. This is not very common in my experience, but this season two separate unrelated females produced two fertile clutches. This is not something I was trying for but I am hoping it indicates I provided the proper environment for life to flourish. Every year I question myself as to what I can do better and will continue to do so, but it is nice to see direct results of your efforts.
Baby red and blue cross tegus hatched out last week. We hope to hatch out many more blues, albinos and hybrids. I will be updating the available page in another week or so when they are ready to be shipped. I will also try to add a PayPal button as per customer request.
I woke up early at 5:30 to ensure a very productive Saturday morning. I did some of my day job first thing, then threw on my spandex for a bike ride. Once I got home I immediately went to collect any tegu eggs that were laid and do my normal rounds. Then I got to work on making this new much needed incubator. This is my first attempt at building an incubator. As my others are getting full I had to rush to get this one up and running. The dimensions are roughly 3x3x2 and it is made out of black pvc. It can fit 12 XL SiM containers or 24 small containers. Last weekend I ordered supplies from Pangea which was great as they were able to deliver the heat tape/connectors and Herpstat 1 this week. I ordered the pvc from a local shop and had them do most of the cuts. I got the fans and sliding track from Amazon and the wire from Lowes. The acrylic used for the doors was from old used 1/4” tinted acrylic I picked up years ago that I thought it would look slick with the black incubator. Most of the day the temperatures have stayed steady but time will tell and I will add a WiFi thermometer to keep track. I may have some minor tweaks like wiring and maybe attaching the wire shelves but for now looks to be doing it’s thing.
We have collected several blue tegu egg clutches this year thus far. This is just an example of one of our females right before laying her eggs. As always I’m very excited to see the babies of our blue breeders. We paired some awesome looking blues together this season.
Finally got around to building these enclosures from used 1/4” thick acrylic pens. I bought them from someone who used them for puppy pens. I basically only needed to add sliding doors and lighting. I chose to use all plastic for this build. I like the white/black look. The wooden rack is built out of 2x4’s and painted black and as most of my racks these days it also is on wheels. These will be used to house juvenile lizards(rhino iguanas, monitors, tegus and uromastyx). I also started playing around with creating rocks from expanding foam and grout.
We have a variety of tegus available from this years pairings.
Blues, Reds, Hybrids, Albino Blues and Albino Hybrids.
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Blue Tegu = Burnt Nose, Side bar and Tear drop
A few pictures of blue tegus produced here at Hector's Habitat continuing the strong characteristics. Hope to have babies hatch starting in July.
For Sale: Baby blue tegus(66% possible het for albino) from parents showing great actual hues of blue. This pair should produce some very nice looking adults. Please check out my site for more pictures and other information. Feel free to email me with any questions.
A few months ago my dad helped me build six new cages. It's already about the time for him to return and plan out the next row of cages. Working with my dad and grandpa as a child taught me basic construction skills and work ethic. In 2 days we managed to complete these cages despite bugs, heat, rain, and my 2 boys constantly distracting us. Hopefully they will learn construction and work ethic from me. Dad if you're reading this, time to book your next flight!
This is the first time my rhino iguana pair Stewie and Sally have produced a clutch. This was so exciting for me as I've raised them from babies and they are my first rhino iguanas. To see her lay her first clutch and have some relief as she's seemed uncomfortable for some time was equally rewarding. Hopefully these hatch out to be some awesome rhinos.
This female was brought inside to lay and I used a security camera in the cage to capture her laying while I was out of town. It took her approximately three hours to complete laying all 27 healthy eggs. Shout out to my brother in law Pat for collecting these eggs for me while I was away.
We have a few clutches that have hatched out this season including: Blues, Albino Blues, Hybrids(tribrids), Albino Hybrids(tribrids), Blue/Blue Crosses. Please see available page for pricing.
A few pics of one of my albino hybrid male tegus and a photo of my main Scientific incubator which is almost full. I have two other Nature’s Spirit incubators also which work well and I hope to fill! I always look forward to seeing the hybrids because the color varies so greatly and changes over time. Though I love my blues, they sometimes take over a year to show their best color.