CB18 baby blue tongue skinks
(Tiliqua gigas gigas)
Really tame and handleable. Showing some stunning colouration
The total length of an adult usually ranges between 18 and 24 inches.
Kept properly, blue-tongued skinks can live for 15 to 20 years, and possibly longer.
?Blue-tongued skinks are terrestrial and prefer floor space over climbing area. Include cork bark, Mopani wood, logs, large rocks and hides
At this age a 3ft vivarium would provide a good sized environment until grown on.
?Ambient temperatures on the cool side from 75 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The warm end should include a basking area of 90 to 100 degrees. This can be accomplished using overhead basking light or ceramic heat emitter controlled by a suitable thermostat
?We recommend using a quality strip UVB lighting rig . The UVB lights should be on eight to 12 hours a day which is beneficial to blue-tongued skinks
?Blue-tongued skinks are extremely hardy lizards that will thrive on just about any diet, but a well-balanced diet will result in a more active, healthier blue-tongued skink. They are omnivorous and should be fed a combination of proteins, vegetables/greens and fruits as well as protein such as live food, hard-boiled and raw eggs, boiled chicken, ground turkey mince and pinky mice. A quality vitamin/calcium supplement with vitamin D3 is important and should be used 2 to 3 times a week
Range of suitable setup and equipment available in store also. Complete kits available from £300