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Porkybunz

I looooove tegus! They're so sweet


ERenaissance

An ex girlfriend of mine had one of these. It was so angry all the time and very not sweet. Would love to meet a sweet one though because they are very cool looking!


Porkybunz

Oh goodness lol, different experiences. I hope you meet a nice one!


The-Hi-Guy

Nice tegu


emememer

his chubby arms give me life


iHaveACatDog

I'm jealous! I tried to take a snake to work last week. HR shut that down. Edit: fuck autocorrect


apocalypse910

Ah - too bad. Yeah he definitely distracted people more than expected - but I think he was also a great for morale. Fortunately our HR dept is awesome and approved the visit on the condition that they got to meet him.


Angsty_Potatos

If i took my skink to work he’d shit on my computer. 100%


Imabanana101

what kind of skink?


[deleted]

A skinky kinda skink


[deleted]

A skinky skink that's all...skinky.


koolkid117

Skinkovies!


Angsty_Potatos

Irian jaya.


Wouldtick

I dont know. He likes hormel chili if that helps.


Bedo8466

Duh. Kroxigor or nothing


SanityContagion

Not sure if awesome HR dept. or awesome critter made that possible. You have my jealousy on two points. 😁


Fun_Sized_Momo

What kind of vest is that? I've only been able to find those cheap nylon chord leashes (the ones that wrap around the body and front legs) and she always escapes from them.


apocalypse910

I had the worst time on earth finding a harness for him - Must have gone through a few dozen before I found something he wouldn't get out of or throw a tantrum about. The thing in the picture is just a jacket - I decided to put one on him when we were visiting the pet store, thought he'd hate it but he seemed to really enjoy wearing it and does seem to keep him warm for longer. Couldn't find the model on amazon - but is a small dog jacket, Kong brand. Unfortunately it isn't sturdy enough to use as a harness - he can slip out of it pretty easily. What I can thoroughly recommend is a buddy-belt. Likely wouldn't work for small tegu but is perfect for an adult. Extremely secure, easy to get on, and doesn't irritate him like some of the others do. Pic here: https://imgur.com/IFQLG0j


Plantsareluv

Uhm does this tegu have social media? Because I need to follow him


TylerDurdenUMD

Because the concept of bringing a snake in made them have to break away from reading TMZ all day.


El_Topo82

OMG seriusly? You didn't had any problem??


apocalypse910

Nope, was a little worried that he'd get too stressed or tired being at work the whole day so my husband agreed to stop by and take him home if needed. Loki did great though and stayed the whole day, didn't seem overly stressed, and seemed to be consistently excited whenever anyone stopped by to give him attention. Think he somewhat startled one or two people - but he's pretty good at making friends and I think pretty much everyone loved him. Have had a bunch of requests to bring him back, he's terrible for productivity though.


CrouchingToaster

I swear a lot of people say a lot of reptiles are "just like dogs" but the more I read about Tegus the more I see that that's an actually apt comparison


Tourfaint

Honestly my turtle is just like a puppy. Constantly hungry, slightly retarded puppy.


[deleted]

And bearded dragons


anonymousshadow14

Oh boy can they be active


Xarxith

I call mine my scaly puppy


El_Topo82

Idk what you work for, but your boss let you have him at work? That's the most impressive thing i think


simshady13

What is he sitting in?


apocalypse910

I have my arm around him - was trying to hold him so I wasn't in the shot. He also has his jacket on which may obscure things a bit.


simshady13

He’s wearing a jacket! ❤️


[deleted]

> he's terrible for productivity Well, it is his first day 😂 Everything about this is adorable; his name, his reaction, especially his jacket!!


[deleted]

What kind of puppy is that? He's cute 😂


apocalypse910

Thanks :) He's a Black & White (Argentine) Tegu


Kor_Morant

Did not know we had these magnificent beasts around here.


kobayashimaru13

What does keeping a Tegu entail?


Klutche

Google "tegu caresheet". Huge enclosure, super varied diet, lots of attention and consistent socialazation so they don't end up angry and bored dog-sized grumps. And despite what many people seem to think, you can't just let them wander around your house all of the time, because they need places to burrow, high humidity, and sufficient UV lighting, and so it can cause serious health problems to just let them free roam like dogs. I don't have one, but I've wanted one for a while.


Alphahumanus

Seems like a more work than a dog, but less than a saltwater aquarium.


ImRaiga

Don’t lie that’s a dragon.


Azrielenish

What a good boy! Did he have a little bed at your desk? This is amazing.


apocalypse910

He is definitely a good boy :) I brought a heat pad and a pet carrier - set it up on a spare desk so he could bask or hide. He seemed pretty content. I did take him to a few meetings - He behaved for the most part but did attempt to commandeer a coworker's laptop as a replacement basking spot.


goodgay

😭😭now that’s just precious


AniCatGirl

HE'S SO CUUUUUTE


kskincarejunkie

Awww!!!! What a cutie!!! I am on my way to pick up my Tegu hatchling right now!!!!! Have any tips for new parents?


AssicusCatticus

Lots of research!


kskincarejunkie

My husband and I live in Korea so I have been reading a lot and translating for Tegu owners/breeders here! There aren't many of us here...but definitely been researching a TON for our Tegu! (We have done this with our ball pythons as well.)


apocalypse910

Awesome! Just to spend a ton of time with them as babies - makes for good adults. Don't trust the flimsy rope harnesses - and expect serious drama the first few times you go outside. If you haven't already definitely check out /r/tegu as well. Would love to see pics of the new baby.


blanketRay

irl Dodogama


TumblrInGarbage

https://old.reddit.com/r/MonsterHunterWorld/comments/a2ig3d/good_boi_dodo_does_a_christmas/ Merr chrismas


blanketRay

Thank you. Merr Chrismas


danceman2019

Yes


JWson

/r/rarepuppers


[deleted]

Very rare


7echArtist

This is the cutest reptile photo ever! Is that a suit or a compression type shirt he has on?


apocalypse910

Thanks! It is a jacket/vest for small dogs.


7echArtist

Well he rocks it. 👌


Forbizzle

You learned the Gek word for friend.


Necrogenisis

That was a reference I did not expect seeing on this sub.


brokebacknomountain

r/whatswrongwithyourdog


[deleted]

Other women in their 20s are having baby fever... but I got mad tegu fever 😩 honestly, can’t wait until the day where I’m in a position to get a tegu. Your boy looks so sweet and well-behaved!


apocalypse910

Thanks - Yeah he is a really good boy. Bonus pics : https://imgur.com/a/kj5sO


theadj123

I see you have as much fun as I do taking care of buddies


LaurenSeeger

This picture made me so frickin’ happy! Thanks for sharing!


zorbtrauts

Happy gu!


zombie-baby-

OH HE IS SOOO CUTE!!!


metalpannda

I NEED TO MEET YOUR PUPPY FOR VERY IMPORTANT AND SCIENTIFIC REASONS


apocalypse910

Haahaa - Well if it helps here are some more pics https://imgur.com/a/kj5sO


metalpannda

Gonnna need to meet your scaly puppy. For the pettings, scritchings, and lovings. My roomate has two tegus (one Columbian and one Argentinean) and they are beautiful. The Columbian hates everything. The Argentinean is a cuddle bug.


banditkeithwork

your dog's looking a little dry


countvracula

First reaction :OH MY FUCKIN LORD!WTF! Did some research on Tegu Lizards: Ok! I WANT ONE NOW!!


Not_Like_Devin

Weird looking dog


Stpehen1

I hate to tell you this, but there's something seriously wrong with your puppy.


wintercast

You mean seriously right!!!


[deleted]

It’s just dry skin from the winter air.


lotteoddities

What a beautiful babe!!


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Repzie_Con

Tegu


Bulky-Recognition368

Awwwwwww!!!! 🤗🥰☺️ no work would get done that day lol, a tegu is definitely my next lizard child once my human children are grown and moved out because one them rooms becomes the tegu room lol


To500N

Aww I love Tegus!


dustytufty

Happy baby!


LittleVelvetBat

The look of pure happiness on his face is wonderful; he’s laughing! I also love his little vest! Everything about this photo is genius. ♡


apocalypse910

Thank you! More pics if you'd like: https://imgur.com/a/kj5sO


LittleVelvetBat

Thank you so much for the link! :D These photos made me so happy. Loki is the happiest little guy in the world and he’s got the best facial expressions. I especially liked how you guys got him a donut bed, the way he sleeps in boots and the enthusiasm he has for all things food related.


A_HECKIN_DOGGO

Look at the mouth on him! So charming


[deleted]

thats a dinosaur fool


Steelquill

I always wonder if reptiles feel the same kind of affection for their owners that mammalian pets like dogs or cats do.


apocalypse910

Tegus do - though I know a lot of people on this subreddit will disagree. Loki absolutely adores my husband - formed a bond with him very early on. Is interesting because I've always been the one to feed Loki so it isn't any kind of association with food. Loki coming over for attention: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkSgsBKqIdA The Tegu attention video (not mine): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC3gGg4Uon0


Steelquill

Awww thank you for that. What gave you the idea to name him Loki?


apocalypse910

Seemed like a trickster from day one-- just seemed to fit


Steelquill

Awww that's sweet. And I did like him coming up for pets. Thanks for sharing.


BenDoesThings

That's a weird cat


beasty_rey

Lmao i thought i was tripping the fuck out when i seen a reptile i was like wait a minute. She just pulled a sneaky on me!


Hemperrr

Good dog


Normietrash

Very happy boy


CoconutVoid

nice cat


Sweet_Taurus0728

Didn't know lizards could be so affectionate/even show emotion.


Simon1106

What do you work in? That looks like a form of an IDE on the computer to the left.


apocalypse910

That is correct - Is a software company, using VisualStudio.


CaliforniaSpeedKing

Awww!


slb8971

That is the BEST PICTURE EVER!!!!


Plum1978

I would love to have a tegu…it’s probably my top favorite lizard. Only thing is…most are aggressive and they have some SERIOUS teeth on them! I’m afraid to lose a finger or something lol. But, beautiful lizards! I live in South Florida and there’s tons of them wild down here, what else is new in Florida right?! Lol, but I’ve been living here for 18 years now and still haven’t seen any tegus in the wild yet. I’ve seen plenty of iguanas and the other invasive species in the wild here for sure though!🤦🏻‍♂️


skiesoverblackvenice

cute dog!


Plantsareluv

This is the cutest damn thing. Dare you to Prove me wrong


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Wolven5

Very


body-electric

What kind of good boi is this


willlcoffey

Nice try, he was obviously just about to sneeze.


chef-chouette

Is your dog sick


[deleted]

Am I the only one who was expecting a dog?


HeartlessPiracy

Cue Jurassic Park theme music.


[deleted]

Your "puppy" is adorable


brellowman2

Omg, I recognise your username from youtube. I've watched all of Loki's videos haha. So adorable.


[deleted]

Rare lizard pupper


Onyxeagle171

Do lizards show affection or loyalty to their masters?


apocalypse910

Tegus do at least - though I know a lot of people don't believe reptiles can. Tegu attention video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC3gGg4Uon0


Somniochan

I held up my phone to see if it was a dog in a costume. LOL


mewithadd

I would like to thank you for making me want a tegu!


Alphahumanus

TIL I need a Tegu. Damn you.


apocalypse910

Haahaa - sorry! You'll thank me later though.


Fun_Sized_Momo

Someone brought in a cat today and another brought in a dog for our work Christmas party. Had I known we were bringing pets I would have brought my tegu or red tail boa...


TigreDemon

I'm not a biologist but ... this isn't a cat


lilfairydustdonthurt

I love him


HMetal2001

That's one happy dude.


wheretohides

What is this creature? I have never seen one in my entire life. I need this lizard dog


apocalypse910

He's an Argentine Tegu - Absolutely wonderful lizards. Take a lot of setup and work at first, but make the most amazing pets.


Amanda_Brightwell

Cute and funny at the same time!


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pastelspacesquid

I love this post more than I can say. Also lowkey jealous- don't have the room for one of these cuties yet. Once I'm done college and have a steady job I'm totally getting one.


iceman2kx

It kills me this thing is in a vest. I want one now.


dyslexiaticus

Ive got one a few months ago!!!! Her name is checkers and I she sleeps under my pillow. her choice, she just worms under. I put her in the bed lol, only 2 foot. Lovvvvvve me some tegus!!!


apocalypse910

Aww! Yeah the need to sleep under pillows seems like a core tegu trait. Ours is so chunky though at this point - Have woken up with the worst crick in my neck once or twice because he's decided to sneak under pillow and doesn't remotely fit.


jayearlobe

someone said his chubby arm gives me life....lol


rusalkarusalka

Ma’am I do t want to alarm you ut something’s wrong with your dog... Edit: for real though cool lizard.


Hurgablurg

inb4 reptiles are too primitive to feel emotions or bond ​ Cute dog though!


pastelspacesquid

If I recall correctly these lil guys have more advanced brains than most reptiles and can! I might be wrong tho


dartfrog11

There is evidence of reptiles having both emotion and bonding with conspecifics(such as mating for life). And with a human any reptile can learn to trust them and feel safe around them. https://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/pet-talk/reptile-emotions/ https://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/king-cobra


Soggy_Cracker

Umm, should we tell her?


violent_night

😍😍😍😍


wedgeant

If I took my frog to work I’d have to bring his tank too.


SoIfarted

Your username has 910 in it. NC?


apocalypse910

Nope - just a random number


Dray_Gunn

I had never heard of a tegu before this thread and just did some googling. Now i want one..


s0m3th1ngAZ

Can...can you potty train big lizards ?


[deleted]

Wait a minute


[deleted]

U shouldnt shave your dog


Wouldtick

Why does that dog have such dry skin?


[deleted]

I cared for a few tegus before. They were both pretty chill. The female I worked with was pretty fidgety but the male was like a brick wall. He was ancient (for Tegus, probably close to 15-16 maybe older). He hardly moved but was super chill and you could sit next to him and he wouldn’t bat an eye. I’m more of a chinchilla person myself but I would have to say that Tegus are pretty cool nonetheless


Stariie6669

That's not a puppy


bednap

That is NOT a cat


TechNick89

Oh shit, it's JamesAB's Bud irl!


Pineapplepete24

What breed is he?


spectreoutreach

He looks happy


[deleted]

what sort of dog is that?


Lightning_bolt360

The best kind


Tildisp

When a reptile gets more love than you do FeelsBadMan


Galagaboy

OP whats his name?


apocalypse910

His name is Loki


Galagaboy

I want him. What else do they eat besides the reptile salads?


Subbeh

Scaley boye


Khay-man

Good


SirFuzzman

Try that with a Goanna and see how you go


LamaTozz

I wouldn’t like that


RapeMeToo

Wtf am I looking at


Pineapplepete24

He’s just a little bit different from the other dogs


[deleted]

I dont know how supervisors allow this shit... what does osha say about bringing lizards to work...


apocalypse910

That they are adorable?


Alphahumanus

You seem angry.


[deleted]

You seem like a twat


Alphahumanus

Thanks. I get that a lot.


bridgetblue69

That ain't no puppy 😬


nutsplitter

I think your pup has eczema


bman7356

That’s one fucked up puppy.


iEbutters

Ssssssservice animal


[deleted]

Say to your boss that your’e afraid from this animal .... how to not work


ffandyy

🙄


ElleYesMon

Where do you work? A zoo??


hope16racooke

Is your puppy inside that tegu?


reeeeeeeekiiiiiiid

Gorgeous


Lizard_lover3924

😂😂🤣🤣🤣Awwwww.. Cutie


CaliforniaSpeedKing

Imagine the looks you’d get.


Glad_Border_1711

Tegus are on every reptile lovers bucket list


Beany-Baby16

Cute majestic dinosaur is all I see


YoDabbaDabbaPNW541

I was just telling my dad I want a tegu and he cautioned me and said their very temperamental and sporadic is that true? He did mention e could be mistaken for another large lizard like a monitor because it’s been over a decade since he’s worked with reptiles (use to manage an exotic pet store) and that reptiles weren’t his area of expertise so he very well could be mistaken. When I buy a house I wanna get a doggy door for the garage and setup an enclosure in the garage but eventually open up the door and let the theoretical tegu free roam as I always see.


LadyHoneyNickel

Please tell me you named him chomper


fatcatmikachu

I hope your coworkers enjoyed him coming as much as he did! Cutie pie


garbageCoward

Good boy


Street_Magic

What kinda setup does such a puppy have at home ?


PaxetAmore

That's a cute cat


_I_Come_In-Peace

I love tegus


SpearWeasel

Was he a good boy?…


WhuuPuu

Cute poodle


commiting_arson_

i found this picture off google like- february of this year😅