Small Breed Rescue of Southern California

Adoption Details For Tegan!

Type Lizard
Primary Breed Black and White Tegu
Secondary Breed
Name Tegan
Gender Female
Spayed / Neutered No
Primary Color Black
Secondary Color White
Age 11 Year(s) 4 Month(s) Old
Weight 6 lbs. 0 oz.
Hi! My name is Tegan and I am looking for a forever family.

I require a home that has large lizard experience and I require a large usually custom made enclosure.

In love taking a warm bath, especially when I am shedding.

I can be temperamental if you wake me up and hard to take out of my enclosure and to handle but if you wait till I am awake on my own then I am handleable. I also can get a little hangry so regular feedings are important to me.

The females are much smaller, but may grow up to 3 feet (91 cm) in length from nose to tail. They have beaded skin and stripes running down their bodies. Adult females can reach a weight of 2.5–7.0 kilograms (5.5–15.4 lb). Most Tegu's like me live to be 10-15 yrs old.

I was owned by one person for my entire life but an unavoidable move meant that I was not able to go with them, so luckily they brought me to the experienced people at SBRSC until I can find my new home.

If you think we may be a good match, or you would like to get to know me better, please click the Adoption Application button below and an adoption counselor will reach back out to you!

1- We can only accept applications from interested parties who are in or near San Diego County, California at this time.
2- We do not ship reptiles but we may be willing to work with you if you are willing to travel if you are still in Southern California.
3- #2 will depend on the animal that you are applying for and is at the discretion of the board of directors.

Animal Reference Material:

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Blog [Video] Is an Argentine Black and White Tegu the best pet for me? Lizard Black and White Tegu
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