If you are thinking of buying a tegu or if you already own one, it is important to know the answer to "What can I feed my tegu?" The answer is a balanced, varied diet of prey, meat, fruit, vegetables with appropriate supplements.
We often hear from owners who rely solely on easy but unvaried diets, such as only scrambled eggs or leftover vegetable scraps. While these options will keep your tegu fed, they may not provide the valuable variety of nutrients flavors which can lead to a happy and healthy.
We have built a full alphabetized list of food for tegus from our experience and research online. Download a printable PDF below! Don't have time to read the whole list, check out our collection of prepared tegu food and bowls.
Remember, to balance fresh food with prepared foods!
List modified from: Tegu Talk: A Community for Tegu Keepers
Other helpful tips about feeding your tegu
Feeding schedule: Tegus are fast growers with active metabolisms, so regular feeding is important. Juvenal tegus should be fed daily - typically the amount of food that they can eat in about an hour. As they reach adulthood, tegus should be fed small, adequate meals several times a week (every other day or every second day). Decrease feeding during the winter when tegus hibernate. After each meal, clean up all leftover food from the enclosure.
We recommend feeding your tegu with tongs to prevent accidental figure biting!
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