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Blue Tongue Skink Care Sheet

Description: Blue Tongue Skinks have a very distinct blue-colored tongue. You can take a look at this tongue in our Blue Tongue Skink pictures.
Scientific Name: Tiliqua spp
Lifespan: Up to 20 years
Average Size: 8 to 24 inches
Origin: Australia and New Guinea


Blue Tongue Skins are omnivorous meaning they eat both animal meat and plant matter. So, to keep them healthy you should provide a combination of both of these.

Having a fresh water supply is vital for Blue Tongue Skinks so be sure to change it daily.



Lighting: Most lizards require full-spectrum UVB light and Blue Tongue Skinks are no exception.
Physical Design: Branches should be provided for your Blue Tongue Skink to climb on although not all of these lizards will climb.
Size: As with all lizards it is best to provide an enclosure that is overly large as opposed to overly small. Blue Tongue Skinks are no different so provide them with a habitat of between 50 and 60 gallons in size.
Temperature: A basking area with a temperature of at least 90 degrees F should be provided for all Blue Tongue Skinks. The remainder of the enclosure should be between 85 degrees F and 75 degrees F. The night time temperature can dip below this but not below 70 degrees F.
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