The Blue Tongue Skink is a Good Pet Lizard

Blue tongue Skinks make good pets for children. They are docile and easy to handle. They will very seldom scratch.


The blue tongue Skink will make and excellent pet lizards for many reasons.  They are naturally a docile type of lizard and they can be easily tamed.  They do need a diet of 60 percent plant and 40 percent animal food.  They will eat a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, insects, chicken, turkey and you can give them an occasional rodent.

The blue tongue Skink will grow to be about 2 feet long.  Blue tongued Skinks have very small lets, short tails that will break off and will grow back.  They have long bright blue tongues.

They will eat meat and plants and they usually will eat insects, worms and snails.  They will also need to be given fruits and vegetables.  They can have strawberries, bananas and melons.

They are easy to care for and easy to domesticate.  The blue tongued Skink makes a good pet lizard for just about anyone that likes lizards.  They usually do not mind being handled on a daily basis.

These lizards require large enclosures.  They should be kept in a tank of at least 40 to 55 gallons.  Their home should be kept humid on one side and a little drier on the other.  The temperature should be kept at 75 to 85 degrees and their basking area should be kept at 95 degrees.

They will need a bowl of water in their home at all times.  The water should be changed several times a day.  Their water bowl should be large enough for them to climb in and out of easily.  They must be able to submerge their entire body in the water so the bowl will have to be quite large.

The blue tongue Skink is known for being very docile and can be carefully handled by children.  They do develop sharp claws but they will rarely scratch.  They mainly use their claws for digging.

The blue tongue Skink will make an excellent family pet.  Take good care of your pet and you will be able to enjoy him for many years.

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User Comments
  1. Rhonda Humphreys

    On September 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Ive never heard of a skink before. Looks like a fun pet

  2. smokychristine

    On September 14, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I think you are trying to convince us of the benefits of having cold-blooded animals as pets. Actually, you are doing a good job.

  3. shefaliarora

    On September 15, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Fantastic writing as always.

  4. Kai Vicky

    On September 15, 2012 at 3:31 am

    No lizards for me.

  5. elee

    On September 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

    very nice share :)

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