Lialis burtonis

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  1. dihsmaj

    dihsmaj Very Well-Known Member

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    Is it actually possible to feed these guys in Melbourne on a reasonable price range?
    Around $100 for each skink meal, right?
    And more for a gecko.
     
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    What skinks would you consider feeding that cost $100 ?!?!?!?!
     
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    dihsmaj Very Well-Known Member

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    The pet skinks you get... I'm not sure where to buy feeder skinks.
     
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    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    Lol.
    Don't think you can do that haha.
    Your best bet is to go find them on your back fence.
    Or find a Lialis burtonis that's feeding on pinkies.
     
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    dihsmaj Very Well-Known Member

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    We have just about NO skinks around here, although there was one at a school just up the road.
     
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    You cannot get feeder skinks in Vic, it's also illegal here to catch them from the wild :(
    As Jannico said, get a Lialis burtonis that eats pinkies
     
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    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    As much as I will get flamed about this.
    I don't think anyone will care if you catch a few garden skinks and keep them.
    Just don't sell them.
     
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    Lol yeh I know but I still want them on a license :)
     
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    Snakeluvver2 Suspended Banned

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    Why though...
     
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    we just fed them woodies at the reptile park worked a treat (besides how tard and slow they were at catching them how the hell do they survive in the wild haha)
     
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    and garden skinks are the coolest i have kept them since i was like 9 (took their eggs) who cares
     
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    Your not allowed to feed them captive bred skinks or gecko's either, no licenced native species is allowed to be used as a food source for another native animal. eg: frogs or lizards to snakes or roo's to devils.
     
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    Would they take asian house geckos?
     
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    Burton's dont eat woodies, you must be thinking of another genus of pygos. I spoke to John W about feeding Burton's and we discussed tube feeding. I use that method.
     
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    +1 I don't think anyone would care either
     
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    I'm going to think about that then, I'll have a look around first, before I assume I can get some.
     
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    What about unlicensed skinks and geckos??
     
  19. -Peter

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    The problem with skinks and geckos from the "garden" is the parasite and disease problems associated combined with confinement.
    You also need to keep up a reasonable rate of supply.
     
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    Isnt it legal in vic to catch some skinks for feeders? I know its legal in QLD and NSW to use skinks as feeders, assumed it was the same in vic
     
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