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RE: Solomon Islands Skink

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Posted by: OliveJewel at Thu Oct 27 23:06:16 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by OliveJewel ]  
   

I second the comments of Scott. I would tend to lean away from wire, but if it is all you have now, it will do better than the 30-gallon tall. You planned on adding plexiglass. If you are able, put the plexi on the inside of the wire cage. Even if you have to put it on the outside of the cage, at least you are enclosing it. These lizards love it hot and humid. Daytime temps in the low 90s and nighttime temps in the high 70s. Humidity should be 80-90%. Use a mixture of peat moss, coconut husk and "green" moss (not really green, but they call it that, it is sold to line hanging baskets)--all of these products are found at any garden supply store, even Home Depot. Use this mixture as the substrate, make it a couple inches thick, and keep moist like a wrung-out sponge.

The branches and cork tubes you provided sound ideal. Live Pothos is cheap and easy to obtain at any Home Depot or Lowes and is much appreciated. Provide your skink with a tub of water that he can soak in, a shoebox-sized plastic rubbermaid bin works well. They like to defecate in water and this will keep the enclosure cleaner. Thoroughly spray down the entire enclosure daily, they like to drink from the drips. As long as the substrate stays damp and the skink can hang out above the substrate if he wants to, you should not need to worry about it being too damp. Also make sure the enclosure stays warm. Damp and cold is bad. Warm and dry is better than damp and cold, but warm and moist is the best.

Feed your skink daily. Focus on greens and green beans and give fruit as a flavoring agent. You will have to experiment with what your skink will eat. In general, almost any green is accepted, even the bitter ones like dandelion, arugula, and endive. Tropical fruits, like mango and papaya, are accepted. Also kiwi, pear, peach, apple, any kind of melon, apricot, pineapple. Mine don't like berries, grapes, bananas, or tomatoes, but others do. Don't forget supplements.
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Lisa Rakestraw
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My skinks:
1.1.1 Corucia zebrata (Berman and Joni, baby Charlemagne)
1.2.2 Eumeces schneideri (Kaa, Cochisa and their babies; Mabel)
0.0.4 Egernia striolata


   

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