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Can My Blue Tongue Skink Eat Pinkie Mice?

Yes, your blue tongue skink may eat pinkie mice. As long as they are actual pinkies and have not aged to be fuzzies which have developed bones and hair that will make the mice difficult for your skink to digest. However, pinkie mice are very high in fat and even though they lack bones and hair they can still be difficult to digest.

You will find that some places recommend pinkie mice to be used for if your pet skink needs a calcium boost such as if they have just laid eggs or are recovering from being sick. There are other ways you can supplement the diet of a blue tongue skink without using pinkie mice such as by using well gut-loaded feeder insects, or even canned dog food that is known to be a safer alternative to pinkie mice. If you do feed pinkie mice to your skink it is recommended that you do not offer them more than once or twice every two weeks as these are high in fat and can cause obesity as well as digestion problems.

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