Blue Tongue Skink Care Sheet

Easy Guide to Blue Tongue Skink Husbandry

(Care Sheet for Australian and Indonesian skinks)

  • Life Expectancy: ~20 years
  • Size: 18-24 inches
  • Food: Dog food, Cat food, Greens, Fruits, Raw Meat, Eggs, Rodents, Insects
  • Feed Schedule: Daily (babies) / ~1-2 times a week (adults)
  • Baby Enclosure Size: 6 qt tub, v-18 bin, or 10 gallon tank
  • Adult Enclosure Size: 41 qt tub, cb70 bin, or 20-40 gallon tank / 4x2x2 enclosure
  • Ambient Temp: 75-82 degrees fahrenheit
  • Hot Spot: 95-100 degrees fahrenheit
  • Humidity: 40-60% for aussies / ~72% for indos
  • Types of bedding: Coconut, Cypress, or Paper / Aspen can be mixed in for Aussies
  • Temperament/Handleability: Docile / Wild caught Indos can have a temper but can be tamed
  • Additional info: Blue tongue skinks are quickly becoming the best pet lizard rivaling the popular Bearded Dragon. Their care is very easy and can be kept by almost anyone! They do not require UV but can be offered. Calcium and multivitamins with D3 should be mixed into their food. Prices vary depending on color mutation and species/locale.

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