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! CB Reptile is your choice for the best and healthiest baby Northern blue tongue skinks for sale. Northern Blue Tongue Skink for sale are the largest of all blue tongue skink subspecies and prefer tropical or savannah woodlands. Northern Blue tongue skinks are found in Australia.
Northern Blue Tongue Skink Diet and feeding
Blue-tongue skinks are omnivorous eaters (eating both plant and animal matter). We recommend feeding your baby blue tongue skink a varied diet consisting of at least 50% plant material and 50% animal protein. This will provide a healthy combined diet mixture for your new baby Northern blue-tongue skink for sale. Also, other options include using 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 eating whatever is around them. Baby blue tongue skinks for sale are more carnivorous/insectivorous until they are about a year old. Dog food actually is an option and not a bad one! Due to the omnivorous ingredients in many cat and dog foods they can be used. Lastly, a majority of blue tongue skink breeders and keepers feed their animals cat or dog food as a staple. Staple foods represent over 50% of the diet. I feed my baby blue tongue skinks a variety of dog foods, cat foods, etc.
Baby 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.
Baby 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 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 – Heating:
Like most reptiles, your new baby blue tongue skink for sale will need to thermoregulate its’ body temperature. Using hot and cold spots will enable your blue tongue to keep its’ temperature just right. Habitat temperatures can be maintained using basking lamps, infra red heat bulbs, and ceramic emitters or under tank heaters and panels. Avoid using hotrocks due to the high risk of burns that can be inflicted on the blue-tongue skink. This is possible from overheating from malfunctioning heat rocks.
Blue Tongue Skink UV Lighting
As with most diurnal species full spectrum UVB light is required and should be used. 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.
Blue Tongue Skink Substrate:
Cypress mulch is our favorite type of blue tongue skink substrate. Here we offer forest floor brand cypress mulch and highly recommend it! We recommend that you try to avoid cedar or pine (as these may cause long term health issues). Also, you can use a peat moss and sand mixtures, and indoor/outdoor carpeting can all be used as substrates.
Blue Tongue Skink habitat Maintenance:
Always keep your blue tongue skink habitat clean with fresh, clean water available. Spot cleaning makes monthly break down cleaning much easier as well. Try your best to spot cleaned daily whenever possible. A thorough cleaning should be performed on a regular basis, usually once a month.