Spinach can be harmful for blue tongue skinks in large amounts so you should keep consumption to a minimum or avoid feeding it altogether. Despite being a nutrition-packed dark leafy green, spinach has an extremely high content of oxalates which bind to calcium and prevent it from being properly absorbed. Calcium deficiency can lead to a variety of diseases from tail rot to metabolic bone disease which is potentially lethal… Read More »Can Blue Tongue Skinks Eat Spinach?
Blue tongue skinks can safely eat bananas – these are nutrient-rich, contain vitamin A and C, potassium, antioxidants and minerals. There are however some health considerations to keep in mind when feeding bananas to our pet skink. Bananas are high in phosphorus which may impact your skink’s ability to absorb calcium and make it prone to illness. It is best not to feed bananas to your pet on a daily… Read More »Can blue tongue skinks eat banana?
In short: yes, blue tongue skinks can eat apples and it is perfectly acceptable to feed them these fruits as part of a balanced diet. That said, there are a few health considerations to keep in mind when feeding apples to your pet skink: Apples are high in fructose and their consumption should be limited, due to their high sugar content which may lead to obesity. Moreover, you need to… Read More »Can blue tongue skinks eat apples?
Blue tongue skinks should NEVER be fed avocado, for a variety of reasons. Avocados contain a compound called persin which is known to be toxic to birds and some reptiles, and other lizards have been obserbed getting sick and dying merely hours after eating avocado. Moreover, avocados are filled with considerable amounts of oxalic acid which is known to bind itself to minerals and vitamins to form oxalates, which reptiles… Read More »Can blue tongue skinks eat avocado?
Blue-tongued skinks love fruits and berries and it is perfectly safe to feed blueberry, blackberry, strawberry, raspberry and wild berries to your pet skink. Berries in general are surprisingly low in sugar so you do not need to worry about feeding them regularly (unlike other types of fruits), although you may want to go easy on raspberries and strawberries in moderation because of some of their nutrients. What berries can… Read More »Can blue tongue skinks eat berries?
Blue tongue skinks can eat eggs. It is generally considered safe to feed blue tongued-skinks chicken and quail eggs, whether raw, cooked, with or without shell. In the wild, skink lizards naturally feed on birds and other reptiles eggs. Eggs are a good source of protein and their shells are pretty much just made of calcium, so it is best to feed those as well. The best way to feed… Read More »Can Blue-Tongued Skinks eat eggs?
One of the most crucial things you can do to properly care for a lizard is to set up an enclosure or terrarium which provides all the things it needs. A less than ideal habitat may result in serious health problems, stress and general unhappiness of your new pet. What exact supplies and equipment you will need largely depends on the species you are caring for, but most lizards actually… Read More »Pet lizard supplies & Checklist
Reptiles are generally known for being somewhat apathetic and not particularly cuddly as pets, but many of them do in fact feel emotions. Reptile owners know that their snakes and lizards react differently when they are around, and some of the more intelligent species like bearded dragons, tegus and monitor lizards, are even considered to be capable of “affection”. Can lizards love Love is an already ill-defined concept when it… Read More »Do lizards have feelings?
Blue-tongued skinks are native to Australasia and are named for their bright blue tongues. They are becoming increasingly popular as pets due to their hardiness and docile nature. This article provides information on their behavior, habitat, and care requirements, including enclosure size, temperature and heating, lighting, humidity, and diet.