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Blue-tongued skink vs Watermelon

Can blue-tongued skinks eat watermelon?

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Blue-tongue skinks are omnivores and can feed on fruits such watermelon, melon and cantaloupe. It is important to offer watermelon cut in small pieces and de-seeded, but other than that, there are no serious health concerns of feeding melons to skinks. That said, water melon should only be fed in moderation and in small amounts. This is because it is not very nutritious and has a high water content. Eating… Read More »Can blue-tongued skinks eat watermelon?

Can blue tongue skinks eat spinach?

Can blue tongue skinks eat spinach?

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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?

Can blue tongue skinks have banana?

Can blue tongue skinks eat banana?

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Blue tongue skinks can safely eat bananas – these are nutrient-rich, contain vitamin A and C, potassium, antioxidants and minerals. Bananas are however also 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 basis and to make sure to complement its diet with calcium supplements in order to… Read More »Can blue tongue skinks eat banana?

Can blue tongue skinks eat apples?

Can blue tongue skinks eat apples?

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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. 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 make sure to remove any apple seeds before serving because they are hard to digest and may lead to… Read More »Can blue tongue skinks eat apples?

Can blue tongue skinks eat avocado?

Can blue tongue skinks eat avocado?

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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?

Can blue tongue skinks eat berries?

Can blue tongue skinks eat berries?

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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?

Can skinks eat eggs?

Can Blue-Tongued Skinks eat eggs?

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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?

Blue Tongued Skink

Blue-tongued Skink Information & Care – Enclosure, Diet and Health Requirements

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Blue-tongued skinks are named after their very bright, curiously blue tongues. Yes, they really have blue tongues! Scientists believe they may use their tongue to reflect UV rays to confuse predators from above, or to trick other animals into believing they may be poisonous (for the record: they are not). This type of lizard is common in Australasia, particularly the deserts of Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea. Because they are… Read More »Blue-tongued Skink Information & Care – Enclosure, Diet and Health Requirements