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Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 0    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 02/14/2011

Main Category:

Lizards

Sub Category:

Skinks

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Retile_expert

Years Experience:

15 to 20 Years

Species:

Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

N/A

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have a darker coloration and also if it has some enlarged discolored scales around the belly button.

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

Coconut fiber mixed with moss works fine. With mine i used Repti Bark which is okay to. For the water you will want to provide a large water dish for them to bathe in. Waterfalls do great to. These guys love to bathe.

Lighting and UVB:

Use a uvb bulb. These little guys don’t bask so no need for a basking light.

Temperatures and Humidity:

Temps should be 75-83degrees F. Humidity around 80%. You can either spray the cage with a spray bottle 3-4times a day or go with a fogger which works just as well but much more expensive.

Heating and Equipment:

A small heating pad will do just fine and if you would want a light you could use a reg. light bulb so the little guy has extra light in his cage.

Caging Provided:

I used a 20gal for my crocodile skink and he did great. I also custom made a top to keep humidity in better then the screen top. You don’t want the cages to be to big for them they will stress in big cages.

Diet:

Carnivorous

Description of Diet:

You can feed these guys earthworms,mealworms,silkworms,super-worms,waxworms,butterworms,snails but can’t be to big maybe the size of a cricket.

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

Calcium supplement a few times a month is just fine.

Maintenance:

Clean out dead bugs and waste from the cage.Make sure the bedding is moist but not real wet. If waste is in the water I’d clean it out ASAP just because it’s nasty and if I was a pet I wouldn’t want to be laying in my own waste.

Some Words on this Species:

It’s a great pet to have but is very shy from people and other species. It does great with its own species. After a few weeks or months he should be use to his owner/owners. These guys love to hide so provide 1 or 2 hiding places, they also love to swim and dig around a lot. They can make tunnels which is pretty cool. I’d make sure that your crocodile skink isn’t too dry and make sure he’s eating fine which can be the most difficult part caring for these cool little guys.
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