How to Avoid Scams and Identifying Fabricated Pictures of Skinks?


Online shopping may seem very attractive while searching for clothes or shoes but they may not be the best option for you when you are looking for a blue tongue skink reptile to buy as a pet. The first thing to understand is that not every person sitting online, offering you a lizard, may actually be a dealer or may even have a lizard. There are so many fraud and fake people on the internet that most of the pet stores advise that you do not pay any amount until the animal is at your home.

If you are being offered a very low price for a blue tongue skink lizard that it too good to be true then it probably is. Most of the time, people catch wild lizards, keep them in an enclosure for some months and then sell them of as home bred ones. This is exactly what you have to avoid, look for a dealer who has a good reputation. Discuss with your friends about pet shop owners in your area and then try to locate them online, if you do not have any contacts in this regard, and then read the testimonials and customer opinions about a particular online web store. Email them to ask details about different breeds and try to analyze how knowledgeable and experienced they are. If the web store is taking too long to reply or is hesitant to show pictures, then it may be a good idea to start looking for a different pet store.

Sometimes the pictures that a particular dealer sends you are fraud or photo shopped to make the animal look healthy with brighter colors; you can judge this by asking the person to send multiple shots of the animal. See if the entire shots match with each other in terms of color and scenery, if you find something fishy do not be afraid to ask questions about it. Since you are paying for the animal, you have all the right to be curious about color changes and about the general health of the blue tongue lizard that you have selected.

Many advertises online to sell off their lizards; while looking at such online ads, it is your duty to observe if some information is missing i.e. if details like age, sex, color etc. of the blue tongue skink is not mentioned in the ad, then do not bother pursuing it because there are high changes that it is going to be a fake ad designed to loot off inexperienced shoppers.