You all may have noticed other posts from me recently - I've been trying to figure out what type of lizard to get. My husband originally wanted a monitor. I wanted a Water Dragon (Australian) - I guess we really wanted something kind of unique. We really have our eyes on the Argentine Tegu right now. We went to a reptile shop yesterday- and held a baby, and really like it. I've read alot on them -- and realize how big they get. We are also willing to build a custom enclosure eventually in our basement. I just want to know if anyone has any suggestions/thoughts/anything on the argentine Tegu. We want a black/white one. We have also learned that they are a lot smarter than the columbian - therefore a lot easier to tame. We don't want anything that we can't tame - I'm at the age where I may start having kids in a couple of years.