Black and White Tegu are large impressive lizards that make excellent pets provided they can be given the large amount of space they require. They reach a total length of about 4ft; with males being larger and heavier than females. If worked with from a young age they can become very very tame and make rewarding pets; becoming essentially a big scaly dog! They are omnivorous in nature and will feed on pretty much anything offered in captivity including livefood, fruit, rodents, birds etc. As an adult they require at least an 8x4ft floor area.
|LATIN NAME||Salvator (Tupinambis) merianae|
|ADULT SIZE||36-50in (90-125cm)|
|DIET||Insects, Salad, fruit, rodents, birds|
|TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS||25-32C, with a basking site at 40C|
|ADULT ENCLOSURE SIZE||96in x 48in x 48in (240cm x 120cm x 120cm)|