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Hi! My name is Godzilla and I am an Argentina Black & White Tegu.


I am native to Argentina South America. I can get to the average size of 3 to 5 feet and I live for 15 to 20 years!

I usually live in forest-edge Savannah and adjacent rain forests.


I am am intelligent creature that...


As a baby I can be housed in a 40 gallon tank, with lots of hiding places and bark or mulch for bedding. I like to dig so make sure the substrate is nice and deep or have a burrow bin filled with dirt for me to play and dig in. I like it warm with a basking spot of 95 to 110 degrees.


As an adult I will need a home that about 8 feet long by 3 feet deep and 3 feet high. I still like to burrow and will love a burrow bin. I also like to climb but due to my size you need to make sure branches and accessories can hold my weight and support me 


My favorite meals are:


Frozen thawed rodents

Ground turkey

Ground beef (though i will get fat from eating too much of this)

Quail eggs

Chicken; ground or in chunks, no bones please I don't want to choke

Repashy meat lovers pie

Fish (salmon or tilapia)


I make a wonderful pet when I am properly cared for!


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