We went to a reptile expo yesterday in search of a new pet. There were so many options available. We had to research (I mean my husband researched) what types of reptiles we could even consider for our enclosure. My husband built a large enclosure in our livingroom, and decorated it perfectly. We have a ball python already, but we wanted something that would be more active and interesting to watch.
We settled on a golden tegu. Depending on its gender, it has the potential to grow to about 3 ft long. We think this size is about the maximum our enclosure would be appropriate for. The lizard pictured looks large, but it’s just a hatchling. They sell them in deli size boxes.😉
Golden tegus are very difficult to tame, so this may end up being a looking at only pet. I am actually too short to open the enclosure without standing on something, so it’s very unlikely that I’d be handling it by myself.
There were some absolutely gorgeous animals at the expo. If I could have, I probably would have purchased some beautiful snakes. The colors and patterns were amazing. The expo was way more crowded then I expected it to be on a January morning. We would have liked to have spent more time browsing, but we had the 2 year old in a stroller and I was wearing the 4 month old in a carrier. It was not easy to push through the crowd and check out the displays. 😞