Show Us Your Skinks!

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  1. Nero Egernia

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    There's probably a few threads out there already but I thought it would be good to have a new thread to see what skinks people are keeping these days.

    Here's one of mine. I really should stop acquiring more reptiles . . . But a skink wasn't the only new addition! :confused:

    A King's Skink (Egernia kingii), one of my favourite lizards. I've had many fond memories of them.

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    One of my dark bar sided skinks (Concinnia martini) hanging from the roof.
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    Cheers, Cameron
     
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    Here is my new rugosa rugosa female, got her yesterday DSC_0831.JPG DSC_0830.JPG
     
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    This my my girl.

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    This is meatlug. She is I big girl haha


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    A Lancelin King's Skink. She's such a sweetie, happy to eat from your hands and doesn't appear to mind being handled. Very inquisitive. Also a great poser!

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    After this she decided to headbutt the camera and then climb up my arm.

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    I'm not sure if you can get much goofier than this. Hopefully I can get some decent photos of the male. He's much more shy and as is typical for King's Skinks, doesn't like to be handled.
     
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    Some new additions, Egernia Modesta.

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    The plant in the photo below is Hakea laurina. The adult pair like to nibble on the flowers sometimes. This little bloke hasn't quite figured out what to do with it, however.

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    Can you see the demon, erm, skink?

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    The female is usually the one on top, but not today it would seem.
     
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    Probably not the best pic's especially compared to Oshkii's ones,

    Loves his food, often gets more on his face than in his mouth, he's grown so much :)


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    Some more pictures of the King's Skinks. I love their different forms. But there's something special when it comes to a glossy black skink.

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    very nice kings oshkii would i be able to get them QLD especially the black one its my favorite
     
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    I'm sure there's breeders in the eastern states somewhere.
     
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    how big do they get

    and could you put a photo of there tanks so i can see how nice they are. in the photos it looks very natural
     
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    they get around the size of a bluetongue - 30-55cm, tho usually stay in the 40's, next time you could use google tho, very helpful if you want quick answers.
     
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    If we all used Google there would be no need for the forum.
     
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    Is that Egg?
     
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    Nah it's wet mushed Vetafarm lizard pellets, he has that sometimes and dog food/snails.

    can PTS eat egg? i'm guessing it would have to be raw yeah?
     
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    Ah!

    Looks like scrambled egg!

    I feed my Monitors egg but have never tried it with the Pinkies... and I give it both raw and cooked, depending on the animal.
     
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    Now that you mention it, it does lol
    thanks ! I'll offer him some and see if he likes it
     
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    Let me know how you go!
     
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