10743162Almost all Blues tegus available in Europe have either come from a breeding project in Brasil or are the offspring, bred either by Quolibet or the other European breeders, of the adults from that project. That breeding project obtained its Tegus from a group of islands off the east coast of Brasil called Fernando De Noronha which is just south of the equator. The Blue Tegus were introduced there in the 1950’s to control the local rat population and thrived under the climate so well that they became an invasive species themselves. For that reason specimens were allowed to be removed from the islands for a breeding project on the mainland of Brasil. These lizards are the original source of most Blue Tegu in Europe.

On the picture below you can see the climate the whole year around (humidity, tempature and light hours). Like you can see there is a variation of 5 degreese celcius with a minimum of 25 degreese and a maximum of 30 degreese. Keep in mind this is not a basking tempature. The humidity is mostly around 80%. In August, September and October it is winter on this island. And in Januari Feberuari and march it is Summer. This is when the animals mostly breed. But they can produce eggs the whole year to even 2 times a year. But 2 times is rare.
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These are some pictures from the island who can be found on google.
wild blue tegu

wild blue tegu

wild blue tegu

wild blue tegu

wild blue tegu

wild blue tegu

Thanks to Chris Smith, Hans-Joachim Klein and Stuart Hoyle for the information.

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