Gidgee skink

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by bluetongue, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. bluetongue

    bluetongue Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    8
    heres one of my gidgees skinks really would love some cute little babies from them but they haven’t bred in 5 or so years so I think I have 2 females but I’m really not sure they were candled from a young age to look like a pair, here’s some pictures for anyone who is interested in gidgees one of my favourite skinks :)

    9052A61A-4E30-47DD-99FE-220801DE408B.jpeg

    E8A418B7-796F-44DA-94FE-E1531C6C6B1C.jpeg

    0241A224-9331-4647-A66D-E0E97CB3A1EF.jpeg
     
  2. Foozil

    Foozil Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2017
    Messages:
    714
    Likes Received:
    507
    Gender:
    Male
    Very cool skinks!
     
  3. Flaviemys purvisi

    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,794
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    QLD
    Wicked looking tail... Are those spines actually hard and spiny or soft to touch??
     
  4. bluetongue

    bluetongue Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    8
    There hard like a Cunningham skinks tail spikes
     
    Flaviemys purvisi likes this.
  5. Imported_tuatara

    Imported_tuatara Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2017
    Messages:
    648
    Likes Received:
    413
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ballarat, Victoria
    The spines are used as a defence, they'll shove them selves into a crevice with only their tails showing, Similar to echidnas.
     
    Flaviemys purvisi likes this.
  6. Wally

    Wally Subscriber Subscriber Power Seller

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    2,620
    Likes Received:
    723
    Location:
    Central Highlands
    Nice lizards and good looking set up.
     
    bluetongue likes this.
  7. bluetongue

    bluetongue Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    8
    Here’s a few more pictures of both my gidgees together they look like a pair never had babies from them although hoping she’s due this year as she’s looking slightly fat :)

    2B44057B-8E39-4BEA-BF2E-3E03506A8082.jpeg

    FFB6FB71-C259-4528-ABC5-B6B98F87FA75.jpeg

    D94606CF-1A58-44B7-9AEE-307CD9ED0475.jpeg

    E2C85EB6-91FE-444B-A38D-2A123E464A1B.jpeg
     
    Harry89 likes this.
  8. Flaviemys purvisi

    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,794
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    QLD
    Very cool looking skinks. Good luck, hope you get some little ones!
     
    Bl69aze likes this.
  9. EddyFade

    EddyFade Not so new Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Wicked looking scale patterns, some cool skinks you have there :)
     
  10. Flaviemys purvisi

    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2017
    Messages:
    1,794
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    QLD
    I don't imagine it'd be pleasant for a mama skink giving birth to those spiny tails lol be like pushing out a pineapple. Lol
     
  11. cris

    cris Almost Legendary

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    7,924
    Likes Received:
    171
    Location:
    Brisbane
    Cool, they are tanky 'little' critters. Hopefully she will pump a few minuture ones out for you :D
     
  12. bluetongue

    bluetongue Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    8
    Thanks for the replies guys and I would love to see some little fatty gidgees running around lol
     

Share This Page