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Blue Tongue Skinks

What Do Blue Tongue Skinks Eat?

What Do Blue Tongue Skinks Eat?

Blue Tongue Skinks are omnivorous reptiles, in the wild, they eat a varied diet of dead animals, live bugs, fruits, vegetables, berries, blossoms and other foods that they may happen to come across. Wild skinks do not always have the...

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Can Blue Tongue Skinks Drop Their Tails?

Yes, in the wild blue tongue skinks can drop their tails as a defense mechanism against a predator that may be attempting to grab ahold of them, allowing the skink to escape to freedom. They may do this in captivity...

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Why Does My Blue Tongue Skink Have a Blue Tongue?

Why Does My Blue Tongue Skink Have a Blue Tongue?

As its name suggests, the blue tongue skink is particularly recognizable by its blue tongue. Since a blue tongue is such an unusual thing to see in the wild it can be used to scare off potential predators that may be threatened...

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Why Does My Blue Tongue Skink Hiss?

Why Does My Blue Tongue Skink Hiss?

Blue tongue skinks do not have many defense mechanisms but one way they do try and deter predators is by hissing. In the wild blue tongue skinks can become easy prey for predators because they are quite docile creatures and...

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Why Does My Blue Tongue Skink Sneeze?

Why Does My Blue Tongue Skink Sneeze?

If you think your blue tongue skink is sneezing, it may sound like a very quick hiss of air being forcefully pushed out of their nostrils, sometimes when they react to something that you have done, or sometimes for no...

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How to Care for Your Blue Tongued Skink

How to Care for Your Blue Tongued Skink

Description Blue Tongued Skinks (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia or Northern Blue Tongued Skink is one species commonly available; other species may be available as well) are moderately large (18- 24”), diurnal, terrestrial reptiles native to Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia. Their...

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