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- 07-Nov-11, 08:00 PM #31
I was hoping you would show up Rocket, I made the M.boulengeri suggestion in mind that I knew you had some. I like the Egernia suggestions, personally I think if I were going small skinks I'd go with a Egernia, they are certainly often colony based and have tons of attitude. My reasoning behind not putting them in my few recommended was mostly their size. You wont find many Egernia smaller than an EWS and you had discounted that already. Keeping that in mind I reckon for a 6ft tank the smaller Egernia would probably still do fine in a relatively small colony, especially if height could be utilized as it could for some species. Hope you manage to find a skink you are happy with, certainly good to see someone taking an interest in these reps which are rather undervalued I believe.Keeper, breeder and photographer of geckos.
- 07-Nov-11, 08:08 PM #32
I'd keep Cunninghams if you want a communal lizard, but keep us updatedProud owner of an Albino Woodie
license. Not everyone wants the hero species that you have.
Last edited by FAY; 07-Nov-11 at 11:25 PM.sans livor
White's skinks are a great small species of skink to keep.
- 07-Nov-11, 08:28 PM #35
Both of those look awesome and exactly the look I'm wanting. I'm probably planning a forest style enclosure would one of those species suit do you think?Get your slimey webbed phalanges off my boots!
- 07-Nov-11, 08:38 PM #37
What's the husbandry with the Whites Skink? They look awesome!Proud owner of an Albino Woodie
- 07-Nov-11, 08:40 PM #38
only the tassie ones have the stripes lol
- 07-Nov-11, 08:44 PM #39
I like the ones jamesjr had...no offenceProud owner of an Albino Woodie
- 07-Nov-11, 08:45 PM #40
fine then! lol
- 07-Nov-11, 08:53 PM #41
I'd strongly recommend Eastern water skinks, as they do well in a 1m/4f colony and will use all of the space provided. Tree skinks would come in at a close second, as they are quite active and will make use of height too. White's can be difficult to source as there aren't many on NSW Licences, though they can be kept off licence in VIC and SA. Hosmers and Gidgees are a little more expensive and bigger in body size, but equally enjoyable to keep in colonies.
I come from Vic originally and will be heading there for Xmas so I don't mind arranging a permit and buying down there, well be traveling by car and usually do the trip in a single day so its always bee an easy ride for the various critters we've transported in the pastGet your slimey webbed phalanges off my boots!
I keep mine in a 900mm x 600mm exo terra, basking spot is set at 30-35c on a few pieces of rock, UV fluorescent tube, a few branches and hides and about three times a week they get feed cockroaches or crickets dusted in calcium powder. I also give them chopped vegetable, fruit and a very small amount of dog food or minced meat every 10-14 days or so.
They are a very hardy spices of small skink, another option of a great spices is Tree Skinks, both a joy to keep.
Last edited by jamesjr; 07-Nov-11 at 09:44 PM.
- 07-Nov-11, 09:39 PM #45
Tassie it is not uncommon for mainland Liopholis whitii to have stripes. I should let you know that since you said Water Skink was too big, White's skinks are much bigger than a water skink, those ones in the first picture look very young an miniscule compared to the hundreds of wild adult individuals I have seen. I'm sure they are cool to keep, but if you don't want water skink size, than a White's skink is even bigger.Keeper, breeder and photographer of geckos.
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