Is a blue tongue skink right for you?


Blue tongue skink reptile lizards are harmless creatures that do not require a lot of attention and so they can become very good pets for anyone who does not like high maintenance animals. They usually live in dry or semi humid habitats and have an average life of ten to fifteen years but if kept in good shape, these animals can live up to 20 years of age as well. These reptiles are usually shy of human being therefore if you are planning to keep them as pet, you will have to buy or build an enclosure for your blue tongue skink lizard.

Since these lizards can grow up to 2 feet in length, the enclosure that you build should be spacious enough for your pet to move around with ease. If put in a tighter spot, these lizards start scratching off their own skin which can prove to be fatal for them if not stopped in time. Along with this, you need to create the perfect habitat for your pet so that it feels at home; add soil and sand to the enclosure and plant some grass, weeds or small plants on it for the skink to feed on. It usually takes around one year to tame the reptile but once it gets used to human interaction, you can even let it out of its cage and roam around in your living room while you watch television.

The best thing about blue tongue skinks is that they do not need to be fed on regular bases i.e. you can feed them just once in an entire week and they will be perfectly fine with it. They can eat almost anything, from fruits like strawberries, raspberries, apples etc. to vegetables including avocados, tomatoes, lettuces, spinach etc. and even meat in the form of worms, insects and bugs. But this does not mean that you can grab earthworms from your back yard and feed them to your lizard because backyard worms usually have parasites and diseases that can harm the health of your lizard. Therefore it is preferable that you buy feed for your pet from a good store and make sure that they are well fed and well kept.

Blue tongue skink as pet can be a right choice for anyone who can take out a day or two in a week to look for his pet and to ensure that it is in good shape. Whether you are a youngster or an adult, you can get a skink for yourself to keep as a friend and a good company.