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Blue-Tongue Skinks

Blue-Tongue Skinks are omnivores, consuming about 60% plant matter and 40% animal matter (according to Melissa Kaplan’s herp care collection).  When these cool creatures are babies (being viviparous, they give birth to live young ), they can be started on mealworms, redworms, small crickets, and pinkie mice.  Make sure to add  a calcium/vitamin D supplement to their food and provide a variety nutritious diet.  They are also diurnal and sleep when you sleep. When they reach adulthood, skinks can reach up to 20 inches long and can live in captivity between 10 – 20 years.  This skink was easy to handle, very docile and gentle.  

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