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I have a columbian black and white tegu. Right now he is only 15 inches long and very comfy in a 55 gallon long tank. I would like to kno i anyone has plans for a build it yourself tank as i need at least a 6x3x3 cage for him as he will get 4ft and almost 20 pounds. I love that little guy.

And when he gets big i figure he can avenge his anole buddies with a killer cat named misskitty. lol

Any sujestions for something that big that can hold humidity and temp as i need a 110 + degree faren. basking temp any help is appreciated




 

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is there a budget associated with it? for ease id just have someone make me a custom acrylic one, but thats just me, and im sure it would be silly expensive.
 

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Cracking shots bf2king. Sorry no help on the the build though. My friend is a bespoke cabinet maker and he's making my new Viv to spec. Not much help to you thou. Lovely tegu, a credit to you. :D
 

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Yes i would like to be cost efective i have 2 ways as of now i just would appreciate options.
 

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Try finding the costs of acrylic at the closest acrylic store near you. That would probably be your best bet is either cementing pieces of acrylic together or using a wooden frame and screws to hold it together, or both! For a top you could use chicken wire and a wooden frame. If you don't mind having only one viewing area then you could use wood for the rest of the enclosure and only have one wall acrylic. That would be the cheapest but it will still be rather expensive. You cant really get big creatures such as a tegu and not realize that your probably going to be spending a pretty penny here and there. You could also build in a section for the Tegu to swim as they are excellent swimmers and you can add fish and other crustaceans into their diet. Use your imagination! Thats half the fun is creating an amazing environment for the creature your keeping.
 

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Gorgeous lizard.8)
 

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i realized its was going to be expensive. I was getting ideas as i can do this (petco sells frozen fish that i will probably add to his diet of kiwi, occasional eggs, crickets, and mice. i am a member of reptile rooms and i am also considering this (totally tegu is me)
http://www.reptilerooms.com/forumtopic-54938.html
I really like his setup. Now he has 2 tegu cages stacked.

I would like to have an area where he could dive and swim around and hunt for food.
 

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Thank you for the comments everyone. His looks are the reason i paid 45 instead of 35 sor a savahna monitor.
 

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My guy will get 4-4.5 ft a savahna monitor will get between 4-5 ft and i have kept a sav before
 

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bf2king said:
idk about u guys but i thought tha this was pretty coll (some of the links from this link are horrible so be advised about that)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz5mvOpCnvI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwY9IpKRUl4&mode=related&search=

i liked both of these youtube vidoes but there are horrible things on youtube so be sure to ignore all of their links if u find this as disterbing as i do.

(this is a disclamer written by bf2king) :D
Now if only we could magicaly turn those lizards into king cobras :brow:
i like your lizard bf2king. he looks awesome
 

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yes he is and i miss him i actually recently gave him to a more experienced person because of the wattage the heating a 55 to 80 degress and 110 degre basking but i think i might be gettin a lizard from her that might be more manageable for my eletric bill since it went up more then $100 a month

She has baby beardies watch out daz im comin for ya :brow:
 
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