Blue Tongue Skink

Blue Tongue Skink


Common name - Blue Tongue Skink

Latin name -Tiliqua gigas

Country of Origin - Australia

Adult size - 60cm

Average Lifespan - 15-20 years

Care level - Beginner

Lighting -  12% UV

Temperature range - 75-100 F

Minimum housing size - 115cm

Description - Blue-tongued skinks are 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 omnivores and should be fed a combination of proteins, vegetables/greens and fruits. Variety is important. Blue-tongued skinks are very personable and like being scratched on the head or chin and seem to enjoy the attention.

Cleaning - Spot check daily and replace all substrate every 6 weeks or as necessary

Shopping list - Large terrestial vivarium, heating, UV lighting, feed dish, water dish, livefood, canned food, decor, hides, themometer, calcium & D3, orchid bark

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Beaver Farm

Eastbourne Road (A22), Newchapel

Near Lingfield

Surrey RH7 6HL

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