“D’AAWWE! Look at the ity bity baby waby lizards!!” Yes, this is a VERY common response to the new For Sale stock of BABY Argentine Black and White Tegus and Savannah Monitors we now have in stock. Here at Prehistoric Pets, we consistently get request for Savannahs and Tegus of all sorts. Luckily for us, we managed to get in quite the impressive stock. Which is best for you? BOTH! Dur. All joking aside, here are some simple and general facts about these friendly creatures and your possible future pet!
Starting on the smaller side of things (only by a bit) we have in stock baby Savannah Monitors.
These adorable lizards maximum size is rarely more than 3 feet in length, with the females being considerably smaller. Although the Savannah is native to Africa, they make fairly easy reptiles to own here in the States despite the ever-changing weather and environmental issues. When threatened, the Savannah protects itself through camouflage; they also prefer to flee or play dead when in danger, but if cornered, defends itself with tail lashes and if need be, a powerful, vise-like bite. OUCH! Think that’s the end of it? Far from! When threatened by a predator, the monitor occasionally rolls onto its back and clutches a hind leg in its mouth, creating a ring with its body and making itself harder for the animal to swallow whole while playing dead. The Oscar for “Best at Playing Dead” goes tooo…..the SAVANNAH MONITOR!! YAY!
To top it all off, the Savannah’s have pretty simple diets which include gut loaded insects like crickets, roaches, and earthworms along with appropriately sized rodents; Pinky mice, fuzzies, adult mice, and various sized rats. Consistent handling will make Savannah’s tamer but like all monitors, if they are not handled often savannah monitors can become aggressive. As always, these and many other reptiles will make a great addition to any family!
Jumping up in size by a fraction is the ever so adored Argentine Black and White Tegu! FINALLY in by popular demand, we’ve got a fresh batch of crazy cool Tegu babies for you to bring home.
Maybe you’ve seen our infamous Tegu’s Little Red, Big Red and Rambo here at The Reptile Zoo? Similar to the Savannah, Tegu adult males are much larger than the females and can reach 3 feet in length at maturity and continue to grow to lengths of 4-4.5 feet. The females are much smaller reaching up to 3 feet in total length, from nose to tail. Now what makes the Tegu such an appealing lizard to consider owning? Well, most novice and even professional reptile owners appreciate docile or at least somewhat obedient temperaments in their pets. Luckily, the Argentine Tegus make good pets as they have a tendency to become attached to their owners and are generally docile as adults. Tegus have even been said to actively seek human attention the way a cat or dog would.
PEEK A BOO TEGU!
A well cared for animal will live for about 20 years in the wild, and possibly LONGER in captivity! *However, as with most reptiles, if not handled regularly they will show more aggressive signs since they are less comfortable with the handler.*
Heard enough to know you’re ready to make the leap into your first totally cool, totally awesome, totally REPTILIOUS purchase adventure?! Then you know where to go; right here at Prehistoric Pets! Alongside our new baby Savannah Monitors and Black and White Tegus, we have a huge selection of snakes, lizards, amphibians and MORE so don’t forget to stop on by or visit our website at PrehistoricPets.com!