The Blue-Tongue Skink are very tame and docile lizards. They have have a heavy build with small legs and toes. They also exhibit the typical triangular blunt head of most skins. All species get their name from a bright blue tongue in their pink or red mouths. They can reach sizes of 24 inches but usually average between 14 and 18 inches. Start with a 20-gallon tank and grow as the skink grows.
Use aspen or reptile bedding. Create shelters with climbing and basking areas. A large bowl of fresh water for drinking and soaking should be provided at all times.
Keep the tank between 82 and 95 during the day and 72 to 80 at night. Use under tank heating pads for a 24-hour heat source.
The Northern Blue Tongued Skink often considered the largest of the blue-tongued skinks it can reach lengths of 24 to 27 inches. It generally as uniform vertical bands, which are usually chestnut, colored, with orange shaded off-centered markings on the sides. As with the Eastern, the legs are gray and unmarked. Because of their gentler demeanor this subspecies generally makes for the best choice.
HaHa Reptiles always checks for parasites before shipping. We recommend that all new specimens be quarantined 3 to 5 days so that they can be checked for parasites and disease at the new location.