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My Tegu Lizard Eating 4 Eggs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by JP33, May 28, 2010.

  1. JP33

    JP33 Songster

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    I've had him since a hatchling, he will be 1 yr old on June 10. He loves my chickens eggs! Hope y'all enjoy the video.


    ...Jefroka


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  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

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    That is so cool! I would just die if I accidentally ran across a lizard that big in my yard though! heart attack city! How big is he?
     
  3. JP33

    JP33 Songster

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    He's 43 & 1/2"


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  4. mylittlechickpea

    mylittlechickpea Songster

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    Wow! [​IMG] That is one big lizard.. And to think I scream when a gecko catch me off guard in the kitchen [​IMG] Holy smokes!
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    omg! does he bite??
    I never knew lizards used their tongue to lick stuff... [​IMG]
    Awesome... thanks for sharing!
     
  6. JP33

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    He has never bitten me, nor tail whipped, he is quite tame. Lizards and snakes use their tongues to smell their prey. They have an organ in the roof of the mouth called the jacobsen's organ that allows them to detect air particles, but they must be brought in contact with the organ via the tongue. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-jacobsons-organ.htm


    ...JP
     
  7. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Songster

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    thats a awsome tegu
     
  8. JP33

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    Quote:Thank you!


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