Purple Tiger Albino Tegu


Common name : Gold tegu, Common tegu, Black tegu, Columbian tegu, Tiger lizard

Scientific name : Tupinambis teguixin

Family : Teiidae

Native to : South America and Panama

Interesting fact : They are quite aggressive and quick to pounce so quickly that some pets may mistake their fingers for food.

Conservation status : Least Concern

The purple tiger albino tegu is a selectively bred morph of the gold tegu. This sturdy lizard is 2 to 3 feet long and covered in glossy scales. The alternating black and gold stripes resemble the stripes of a tiger. They love burrows and thrive in savanna and tropical forests near a water source. They feed on insects, lizards, birds, fish and fruits.

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