Small Breed Rescue of Southern California


Animal Type:
Animal Breed:
Black and White Tegu

Ambassador Atlas - Our Argentine Black and White Tegu

Atlas is our ambassador Argentine Black and White Tegu. They are extraordinary animals which can get upwards of 10 lbs and 4.5 feet. They are one of the few lizards which posses endothermic capabilities which means they are partially warm blooded. They are highly intelligent so target training and optical recognition is quite high. They can be tamed quite friendly and even potty trained to use a cat box. They are omnivores, which means they eat just about everything, however their optimum diet includes high protein foods such as hard boiled eggs, ground turkey, and certain tropical fruits.