Do you think you might have a sick tegu? Do you have questions about sexing or parasites? Welcome to ReptiFiles’ table of contents for all things tegu health.
In the wild, a sick or weakened reptile is a target for predators, so they have become experts at pretending to be well. As pets, this means that any reptile owner must be extra diligent in order to notice changes that may indicate illness.
- Keep an eye on your tegu’s weight – sudden weight loss often indicates illness.
- Keep a weekly record of weight, feeding habits, behavior, shedding, etc.
- Prepare a reptile first-aid kit so you won’t be left scrambling if your pet becomes sick or injured
Disclaimer: I am not a reptile veterinarian nor a reptile health expert. The contents of these pages are to be used as guidelines, not professional medical advice. If you have an emergency, call an ARAV-certified reptile veterinarian immediately.