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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Blue Tongued Skinks...


From a manual on taking care of Blue Tongued Skinks as pets: There are several species of blue tongued skinks, but the most commonly found in the pet trade are a subspecies of tiliqua scincoides, the common or eastern blue tongued skink. Fairly large at mature size. Ground dwellers with flat, elongated body. Quite docile and gentle. Easily tamed and handled. Need a large enclosure. Skinks like to bathe in their water but often defecate there so frequent cleaning is required. A couple of sturdy hiding spots should be provided for skinks, which like to burrow and hide. Skinks are true omnivores. Vegetables: beans, summer or winter squash, carrots, parsnips, leafy greens. Fruits can include strawberries, bananas, melon, etc. Meats: low fat canned dog food is a good staple in the diet. This should be supplemented with other items such as superworms and pinkie mice. Wow! Pretty darn accurate. Now if only I can figure out how to make an Alpo superworm pinkie mouse musubi...

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