Rambo's a stud!

If you follow our blog here at The Reptile Zoo, or if you've ever come in and talked to me about tegus, I'm sure you've seen or heard about Rambo. He is an Argentine Black Nose Tegu, and my favorite lizard in the store. Seeing as how he's just oh so pretty and is growing like a beast, we decided that in celebration of his rapidly approaching 3rd birthday it was time to breed him! Yay!!! This meant moving him into a HUUGE new cage, and bringing along a few Argentine females, Belle (far right)  and Darla (front and center).

If they do successfully breed (fingers crossed!) the incubation period can be anywhere from 45 to 60days, depending on the temperature of the incubator. The higher the temperature, the faster they hatch, and vice versa.

It'll be a couple of weeks before they're all settled down and used to living together, so let's all wish Rambo and his ladies some luck, and leave them to it!


Later Gator!

<3 Salamandy

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Jurassic Fact of the Week Everybody!

So, if you haven't already...let's meet Mandy!  She's our fabulous in-store party girl, Harry Potter fanatic, and has a store "pet"...a Black-Nose Tegu named Rambo!  She loves him and takes great care of him!  That love and enthusiasm is also realized in her party performance.  So here is the interesting fact I snagged from Mandy today, about her party experience:

"I always try to make sure the kids learn the difference between 'venomous' and 'poisonous'...and that animals themselves cannot be 'poisonous'.  Also, I teach them the differences between turtles and tortoises."

Great job Mandy!  Keep up the education!

So, 'come on down to The Reptile Zoo' and meet Mandy...and Rambo!   Not only that...book a party here at the zoo, and Mandy just might be the one to make it super memorable!

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Spotlight on: Rambo

Meet Rambo! He is an Argentine Black and White Tegu, and my favorite animal in the store. Tegus tend to be fairly aggressive when they are young and haven't been socialized at all, and he was no exception.  When I started working with him, he was an angry little lizard with a nasty case of cage aggression. Now, not only is he a foot longer (and 3 times as wide) , he is a popular party animal and a favorite among the employees here. (At least that's what we tell him.) He can be seen on a regular basis here at Prehistoric Pets, usually either with me or his co-owner and my collegue, Nolan. He is a perfect example of what a little love (and a lot of rats, superworms, and bananas) can do for an animal. So next time you're in Fountain Valley, come and visit us at the Reptile Zoo. You just might get to meet the (in)famous Rambo. I hope you enjoy these amusing, if somewhat strange pictures of our employees (and a penguin) with the coolest tegu in the store.



Greg's tongue paid dearly for this shot...The camera just wasn't quick enough


Sam wasn't too sure at first, but Rambo's stellar pillow abilities quickly won him over


Rambo doesn't always like being the pillow....



Sometimes, there are no words...

No explanation needed



Rambo's tongue...the cause of so many funny pictures here at Prehistoric Pets

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