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RE: Solomon Islands Skink

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Posted by: scott_alexander at Thu Oct 27 11:33:00 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by scott_alexander ]  
   

Congrats on your new skink. Hopefully, you can get him into sometype of breeding arrangement eventually.

With this species, you do have to watch the toes and make sure that the skin is fully shed (otherwise, they will lose toes, which is very bad). I would be somewhat leary of wire cages, because of possible damage to the toes and getting things 'caught' on the wire. However, a tall aboreal cage is what they need, with hides and (hopefully) live pothos ivy (a common house plant, which is one of their main food items in the wild).

Obviously, they need to warm, but not too hot. They are not real strong baskers, and will often perfer to be reclusive, even if it's too cold in the hide.

Good luck!!

For additional resources, check out the yahoo group on Corucia, and this forum:
http://corucia.myfreeforum.org/

Sincerely,
Scott Alexander
The Bay Area Amphibian and Reptile Society


   

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