Blue tongue skink diet
Northern Blue Tongue Skink diet and feeding
Blue-tongue skinks are omnivorous (eating both plant and animal matter). Generally, a varied diet consisting of at least 50% plant material and 50% animal protein provide a healthy combined diet mixture for your new baby Northern blue-tongue skink. Also, you can use frozen mixed vegetables, various greens, small amounts of high-quality dog food. In addition, for insects feed crickets, mealworms. Lastly, you can also feed thawed and pre-killed frozen mice. Like with all reptiles, clean and fresh water should be provided daily.
In the wild blue-tongue skinks eat mostly land snails, carrion, insects, wild veggies, berries, fruits, and plant materials. They are not cunning predators but rather general omnivorous opportunists. Babies are more carnivorous/insectivorous for their first season/year of life.
Due to the omnivorous ingredients in many cat and dog foods, a majority of breeders and keepers feed their animals cat or dog food as a staple (aka over 50% of the diet). I feed my blue tongues a variety of dog foods, cat foods, etc.
Northern BlueTongue Skink: Northern Blue Tongue Skink for sale subspecies prefers tropical or savannah woodlands of Northern Australia.
Blue tongue skinks for sale online
Looking for a new baby blue tongue skink for sale? We are the best blue tongue skink breeders anywhere in the USA! Here at CB Reptile, we work with a variety of skinks for sale. Some include the Northern Blue tongue skink for sale as well as the Halmahera blue tongue skinks for sale.
Northern Blue Tongue Skink for sale
Northern Blue tongue skinks for sale are the most popular and sought after of all the species of blue-tongued skinks for sale. Baby Northern Blue tongue skinks or Northern BTS for sale as we call them can make amazing pet reptiles. When looking or searching for where to buy a Northern Blue Tongue skink for sale, consider a blue tongue skink breeder, like CB! Our skinks for sale are the best and healthiest you are going to find anywhere in the USA.
Northern Blue-Tongued Skink Size:
Did you know that Northern Blue Tongue skink for sale are the largest of the blue-tongue skinks? it can reach lengths of 24 to 27 inches. It generally has uniform vertical bands which are usually chestnut colored, with orange shaded off-centered markings on the sides. As with the Eastern, the legs are gray and unmarked. Because of their gentler demeanor, this subspecies generally makes for the best choice if you want a handleable pet.
Northern Blue Tongue Skink for sale – Habitat, and Enclosure:
Most babies can be kept in a 10-gallon aquarium. Full sized adult blue-tongue skinks should be kept in 40 to 55-gallon aquariums or similar enclosures.
Blue Tongue Skink Substrate:
Cypress mulch (avoid cedar or pine as these may cause long term health issues), a peat moss and sand mixture, and indoor/outdoor carpeting can all be used as substrates.
Blue Tongue Skink habitat Maintenance:
The enclosure should be spot cleaned daily. A thorough cleaning should be performed on a regular basis, usually once a month.
Blue Tongue Skink Habitat – Temperature:
A temperature gradient of 75°-85°F should be established with a basking area of 90°-95°F during the day. Temperatures should not fall below 70°F at night.
Northern Blue Tongue Skinks for sale – Heat/Light:
Temperatures can be maintained with basking bulbs, infra red heat bulbs, and ceramic emitters or under tank heaters and panels. Hot rocks should never be used due to the high risk of burns that can be inflicted on the blue-tongue skink from malfunctioning heat rocks. As with most diurnal species full spectrum light is required. This can be achieved by using special fluorescent bulbs or newer Active UV bulbs. Active UV bulbs also provide heat which may allow you to not have to provide additional heat sources.
Be sure to spend some time reviewing all of our blue tongue skink care sheets provided by our staff biologist here at CB Reptile! Learn more information about blue tongue skink care include: