OK, so today we’re gonna make some fish fruit salad for MacGyver. We’ve got some papaya some grapes some salmon tilapia and some chicken gizzards. We’re also gonna put in some cod liver oil cause it’s good for him and some calcium, since none of this stuff has any bones. But first I’m gonna tell you a little story, because if I don’t, I’m sure everybody is gonna ask. So, as you can see, poor MacGyver lost some of his tail. So, after we moved, we were expecting the moving company to deliver our stuff like the day after we moved in. and the weather was nice when we got here, so I wasn’t worried about feeding him. I thought that we’d have his basking lights the next day or worse case scenario he could just go outside and bask but unfortunately the moving company didn’t bring our stuff until about two weeks later and the day after we got here, it started raining. So, as you may have noticed in our last video, we started feeding him right away when we got here and I think he was having some digestion issues because he didn’t have a hot enough basking spot because we didn’t have a light, and we couldn’t take him outside for like a week He started acting weird He was smacking his tail against the wall I think he was, like, trying to work things through his digestive system and unfortunately he smacked his tail against the wall pretty hard and ruptured some blood vessels in his tail and the end of his tail died. and it was really scary. It turned black, and hard, and started to smell bad. So we immediately took him to a reptile vet to see what the best course of action was and they recommended that we amputate off the necrotic tissue to avoid any risk of infection We concurred. We scheduled surgery for him for the next day We took him in, and they cut off his tail. and as you can see, over here he’s got a little bit of a scar here now cause he was stitched up but its all healed now This was like, two months ago now. So it healed up nicely. He’s fine now. but it was a scary and expensive process. More so the scary part, cause he’s our baby. But now he’s OK, so everybody is happy. He’s just a little bit shorter. Actually, my wife likes him better like this because he was about as tall as she is before so when she used to hold him, his tail would hit the ground. So now he’s a little bit more easy to manage for her. He’s adapted OK. He’s got his balance back. No issues there. And he’s back to being a happy tegu. Aren’t you? Okie dokie So I’m gonna start off by cutting up the fruit. For the grapes, I just smash them in my hand cause he likes the juice everywhere. OK, lets put some chicken gizzards in there. and some salmon and tilapia OK, lets add some calcium and some cod liver oil mix it up and we’ll be good to go mmmmmmm, yummy! and, looks like he is ready to eat so lets feed him Hey buddy, you hungry? Smell this? Smell! mmmmmm, yeah! Yeah… OK, wait one second. Hang on. Hang on, I know you’re excited. Hey, hey, I will feed you. OK, really last bite. There you go. Lets wipe all the food off your face and go give you a bath! You have to learn how to use a napkin, buddy.