By - apocalypse910
I looooove tegus! They're so sweet
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!
Oh goodness lol, different experiences. I hope you meet a nice one!
his chubby arms give me life
I'm jealous! I tried to take a snake to work last week. HR shut that down.
Edit: fuck autocorrect
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.
If i took my skink to work he’d shit on my computer. 100%
what kind of skink?
A skinky kinda skink
A skinky skink that's all...skinky.
I dont know. He likes hormel chili if that helps.
Duh. Kroxigor or nothing
Not sure if awesome HR dept. or awesome critter made that possible.
You have my jealousy on two points. 😁
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.
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
Uhm does this tegu have social media? Because I need to follow him
Because the concept of bringing a snake in made them have to break away from reading TMZ all day.
OMG seriusly? You didn't had any problem??
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.
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
Honestly my turtle is just like a puppy. Constantly hungry, slightly retarded puppy.
And bearded dragons
Oh boy can they be active
I call mine my scaly puppy
Idk what you work for, but your boss let you have him at work? That's the most impressive thing i think
What is he sitting in?
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.
He’s wearing a jacket! ❤️
> he's terrible for productivity
Well, it is his first day 😂
Everything about this is adorable; his name, his reaction, especially his jacket!!
What kind of puppy is that? He's cute 😂
He's a Black & White (Argentine) Tegu
Did not know we had these magnificent beasts around here.
What does keeping a Tegu entail?
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.
Seems like a more work than a dog, but less than a saltwater aquarium.
Don’t lie that’s a dragon.
What a good boy! Did he have a little bed at your desk? This is amazing.
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.
😭😭now that’s just precious
HE'S SO CUUUUUTE
Awww!!!! What a cutie!!! I am on my way to pick up my Tegu hatchling right now!!!!! Have any tips for new parents?
Lots of research!
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.)
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.
Thank you. Merr Chrismas
This is the cutest reptile photo ever! Is that a suit or a compression type shirt he has on?
Thanks! It is a jacket/vest for small dogs.
Well he rocks it. 👌
You learned the Gek word for friend.
That was a reference I did not expect seeing on this sub.
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!
Thanks - Yeah he is a really good boy.
Bonus pics :
I see you have as much fun as I do taking care of buddies
This picture made me so frickin’ happy! Thanks for sharing!
OH HE IS SOOO CUTE!!!
I NEED TO MEET YOUR PUPPY FOR VERY IMPORTANT AND SCIENTIFIC REASONS
Haahaa - Well if it helps here are some more pics
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.
your dog's looking a little dry
First reaction :OH MY FUCKIN LORD!WTF!
Did some research on Tegu Lizards: Ok! I WANT ONE NOW!!
Weird looking dog
I hate to tell you this, but there's something seriously wrong with your puppy.
You mean seriously right!!!
It’s just dry skin from the winter air.
What a beautiful babe!!
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
Aww I love Tegus!
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. ♡
More pics if you'd like:
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.
Look at the mouth on him! So charming
thats a dinosaur fool
I always wonder if reptiles feel the same kind of affection for their owners that mammalian pets like dogs or cats do.
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:
The Tegu attention video (not mine):
Awww thank you for that. What gave you the idea to name him Loki?
Seemed like a trickster from day one-- just seemed to fit
Awww that's sweet. And I did like him coming up for pets. Thanks for sharing.
That's a weird cat
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!
Very happy boy
Didn't know lizards could be so affectionate/even show emotion.
What do you work in? That looks like a form of an IDE on the computer to the left.
That is correct - Is a software company, using VisualStudio.
That is the BEST PICTURE EVER!!!!
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!🤦🏻♂️
This is the cutest damn thing. Dare you to Prove me wrong
What kind of good boi is this
Nice try, he was obviously just about to sneeze.
Is your dog sick
Am I the only one who was expecting a dog?
Cue Jurassic Park theme music.
Your "puppy" is adorable
Omg, I recognise your username from youtube. I've watched all of Loki's videos haha. So adorable.
Rare lizard pupper
Do lizards show affection or loyalty to their masters?
Tegus do at least - though I know a lot of people don't believe reptiles can.
Tegu attention video:
I held up my phone to see if it was a dog in a costume. LOL
I would like to thank you for making me want a tegu!
TIL I need a Tegu.
Haahaa - sorry! You'll thank me later though.
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...
I'm not a biologist but ... this isn't a cat
I love him
That's one happy dude.
What is this creature? I have never seen one in my entire life. I need this lizard dog
He's an Argentine Tegu - Absolutely wonderful lizards. Take a lot of setup and work at first, but make the most amazing pets.
Cute and funny at the same time!
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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.
It kills me this thing is in a vest. I want one now.
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!!!
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.
someone said his chubby arm gives me life....lol
Ma’am I do t want to alarm you ut something’s wrong with your dog...
Edit: for real though cool lizard.
inb4 reptiles are too primitive to feel emotions or bond
Cute dog though!
If I recall correctly these lil guys have more advanced brains than most reptiles and can! I might be wrong tho
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.
Umm, should we tell her?
If I took my frog to work I’d have to bring his tank too.
Your username has 910 in it. NC?
Nope - just a random number
I had never heard of a tegu before this thread and just did some googling. Now i want one..
Can...can you potty train big lizards ?
Wait a minute
U shouldnt shave your dog
Why does that dog have such dry skin?
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
That's not a puppy
That is NOT a cat
Oh shit, it's JamesAB's Bud irl!
What breed is he?
He looks happy
what sort of dog is that?
The best kind
When a reptile gets more love than you do FeelsBadMan
OP whats his name?
His name is Loki
I want him. What else do they eat besides the reptile salads?
Try that with a Goanna and see how you go
I wouldn’t like that
Wtf am I looking at
He’s just a little bit different from the other dogs
I dont know how supervisors allow this shit... what does osha say about bringing lizards to work...
That they are adorable?
You seem angry.
You seem like a twat
Thanks. I get that a lot.
That ain't no puppy 😬
I think your pup has eczema
That’s one fucked up puppy.
Say to your boss that your’e afraid from this animal .... how to not work
Where do you work? A zoo??
Is your puppy inside that tegu?
Imagine the looks you’d get.
Tegus are on every reptile lovers bucket list
Cute majestic dinosaur is all I see
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.
Please tell me you named him chomper
I hope your coworkers enjoyed him coming as much as he did! Cutie pie
What kinda setup does such a puppy have at home ?
That's a cute cat
I love tegus
Was he a good boy?…
i found this picture off google like- february of this year😅