Who keeps Legless Lizards?

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    gregcranston Well-Known Member

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    Who keeps these interesting critters?, especially like the look of the Common Scaley-foot and the Southern Legless Lizard!!
     
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    I kept a Burton's legless lizard for 6 months... He was pretty cool... It started to get tedious catching skinks every week though... Very unique reptile...
     
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    Is that albino? Gosh its gorgeous

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    They do look awesome, although their appetite for other lizards puts me off a bit, i'd prefer ones that eat insects.
     
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    Richoman_3 on here (Nick) has some Pygopus, and Danny Brown i think keeps a fair few too.
     
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    I've got Inornate Delma from Danny Brown, looking to get some Scaleys in the near future.
     
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    I've wanted a Burtons for some time. Everything I've read about em says they are pretty easy to care for, unless you get a picky, skink eating only one. Skinks are not readily available where I'm located

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    Who is this Danny Brown? I can't find him in the user list
     
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    His username is geckodan.
     
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    Right, thanks, found him. He's had/got awesome stock. Sold some Delmas on here, burtons and others too!
     
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    Livefoods Unlimited would be without a doubt the place to go atm. Send them an email and I'm sure they'll help you out.
     
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    Already emailed Rob actually, waiting to hear back
     
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    I wonder what the main differences would be in keeping a Delma sp. compared to one of the Pygopus (Scaley-foot). I can't even find reliable info on how big they can grow to.
     
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    IME temperment and size are the biggest differences.

    Also depends upon which of the scaly foots you are talking about. Commons get large and don't play well with others whereas most hoodeds can be housed in groups and stay a fair bit smaller.
     
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    Cheers, great info, do you know much about the Delma's?
     
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    I keep a couple of species. Basically smaller, much more excitable but otherwise not difficult to keep. Biggest challenge is keeping them in their enclosures as if there is a gap they will find it.
     
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    Is there a way to breed the skinks for it to eat
     
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    In Brisbane you can just feed Asian house geckos rather than skinks.
     
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    Dunno if this has worked as my phone is being stubborn, if not I'll post tonight
     
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    They're all fairly easy to keep, as mentioned Delmas just jump around a lot more when disturbed so high walled tubs is my first choice or they bounce out.
    Burtons are the easiest to keep in my opinion as they don't need as regular feeding, they're ambush predators and don't tend to move around much (so not as crucial to have a large enclosure), they will live together fine. Perfect first pygo if you're not worried about the lizard feeding issue or they can be easily feed alternative foods (fish or mice tails) using forceps.

    I have both Burtons and scaly-foots available, pm me if genuinly interested.
     
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