Sex: Male

Latin name:  Salvator merianae 

Native Home: The ARGENTINE BLUE TEGU inhabit the central and western regions of the continent in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Bolivia.

 Size:  ARGENTINE BLUE TEGUS are one of the smaller tegus, growing to about 1 meter in length. It is known for its light blue coloration, which is most intense in the adult males.

Diet:  The ARGENTINE BLUE TEGUS eat various feeder insects like mealworms, super worms, earthworms, silkworms, crickets and roaches, as well as vertebrate prey like mice, rats, fish, turkey (offered in a ground form), rabbit, quail, and chicks. Crustaceans such as crayfish are also readily consumed. Like all lizards, ARGENTINE BLUE TEGUS need a properly balanced diet; incomplete prey items such as insects or ground meat require dusting with a mineral/multi-vitamin supplement. They also like fruit as a treat.

Reproduction: ARGENTINE BLUE TEGUS, like other tegus, may breed up to twice a year. They only lay between 18 and 25 eggs in a clutch. The egg have an incubation time of 58 and 60 days.

Lifespan: ARGENTINE BLUE TEGUS can live to be 12-20 years old in captivity.