All About Reptiles: Tegu Lizards : Learn the History of the Species

Welcome to Regal Reptiles. We’re going to
learn about tegus today. In particular we are going to learn about giant Argentine tegus,
giant Argentine tegus. We got red ones and we have giant Argentine black and white. These
guys are relatively little. We also have Columbian tegus which we are really not going to get
into so much today but this is one here. This is a Columbian gold tegu and these are not
nearly as little. They are much much more aggressive, they are much faster and they
try to escape. They don’t make the best pets, they get very angry and aggressive. They will
try to bite anything that moves and that includes your fingers. Argentine tegus as cool as they
are, they do get relatively large and have a big red Argentine tegu here and even bigger
black and white Argentine tegu. This guy here is a red tegu after only about 2 years old,
so they do get big and they do grow relatively quick. So this is a giant Argentine red tegu
at about 2 years old and we also have the big black and white tegu right about 5-6 years


  1. znallar September 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    this is hilarious, this guy says the exact same things in every single video…

  2. reptilelife101 December 24, 2009 at 1:35 am

    u can find them in reptile expos

  3. CemetaryGatesML September 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    heres my slight problem…my friend bought me a tegu at a reptile show here in canada. i have him 60$ to buy a black and white argentine tegu. ( and my buddy is very smart when it comes to reptiles) now, the breeder sold him the tegu, he was origonaly selling for 125$ but nobody bought the tegu ( i guess because it wasent a baby, ( its about 1.5 ft long) the breeder said it is infact a argentine, but the problem is, is that it looks like a gold tegu. the breeder said its a colour morph. is it?

  4. CemetaryGatesML September 20, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    its has a black and gold pattern on its back, with gold dots on the top of their legs. and on the upper half of their head, However…his belly, tail, lower half of his head and fee are all black and white just like a argentine, i was told its a colour morphed argentine tegu

  5. MistaGamez March 5, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    im pretty sure that you guys arent feeding them right cause they are pretty small for a 2 year and a 5 year. i have a friend that had one since it was a baby and it grew to 3 feet in just a year

  6. just me August 15, 2011 at 1:02 am

    ok you said that they are aggresive, very fast, will run aways from you at every chance they get and are not the best pets but you have them marked at $120

  7. Hyun Jae Won June 21, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    I didn't know Jesus collected reptiles

  8. ortjose August 20, 2012 at 7:08 pm


  9. Alandria Franco June 30, 2013 at 1:53 am

    This is why people think that Colombian tegus are so "aggressive" its cause "experts" like you say all this bullshit. Colombian tegus are NOT aggressive. It all depends on how the person has raised it and same thing goes for Argentine tegus. I have a Colombian tegu and she is the nicest tegu you would ever meet. Don't take advise from a child molester.

  10. Lambo6fo August 18, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Not much history in this video…

  11. Mike Trembath December 31, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Dude, check out one of my videos. Gold tegus arent aggressive when worked with properly.

  12. Jorge Cicero January 25, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    I would like to humbly disagree. I own a juvenile Gold Tegu which I've had for two months and even though he does put up quite a fight to get him out of his enclosure once he's out he's completley calm and docil. I've made good progress with him. It does take a bit more time and effort but Gold tegus can make great pets. Plus, they don't get as large ! And they don't brumate! That's fantastic and it makes an awesome pet.

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