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How to Care for Your Sun Skink

How to Care for Your Sun Skink

Sun skinks (Eutropis multifasciata) are small, diurnal, terrestrial lizards primarily found in southeast Asia, although there is an invasive population in Florida, USA. This species is widely distributed, found mostly in primary and secondary forest habitats. Sun skinks grow up...

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How to Care for Your Schneider’s Skink

How to Care for Your Schneider’s Skink

Schneider’s skinks (Eumeces schneiderii) are also known as Berber skinks and golden skinks. They are a medium-large, diurnal, terrestrial lizards native to northern Africa through central Asia. They tend to prefer semi-arid to arid habitats with stony soil and sparse...

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How to Care for Your Rainbow Skink

How to Care for Your Rainbow Skink

Rainbow skinks (Trachylepis quinquetaeniata) are also known as the rainbow mabuya and the African five-lined skink. They are small, diurnal, terrestrial reptiles primarily native to Africa between the Sahara desert and the equator, although they can also be found in...

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How to Care for Your Peter’s Rock Agama

How to Care for Your Peter’s Rock Agama

Peter’s rock agamas (Agama picticauda) are 12” long, diurnal, terrestrial lizards native to western and central Africa south of the Sahara Desert, although they are also prolifically invasive in Florida, USA. They are particularly common in coastal areas with rocks...

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How to Care for Your Cuban False Chameleon

How to Care for Your Cuban False Chameleon

Cuban false chameleons (Anolis barbatus) are medium-sized, diurnal, arboreal lizards that measure around 7” long from snout to vent with a relatively short tail. As suggested by their common name, they are native to the forests of Cuba. Cuban false...

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How to Care for Your Mexican Arboreal Alligator Lizard

How to Care for Your Mexican Arboreal Alligator Lizard

Mexican arboreal alligator lizards (also commonly referred to by their genus name, Abronia), are small, diurnal, arboreal lizards native to the cloud forests of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. They are particularly dependent on bromeliads. This species is endangered in the...

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How to Care for Your Lined Gecko

How to Care for Your Lined Gecko

Lined geckos (Gekko vittatus) are medium-large, nocturnal, arboreal lizards native to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. They generally inhabit tropical rainforest, but are known to occasionally inhabit local human homes as well. Lined geckos are generally 8-10” long, with a...

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How to Care for Your Sheltopusik

How to Care for Your Sheltopusik

Sheltopusiks (Pseudopus apodus) are large, diurnal, fossorial lizards native to southeastern Europe and western Asia. They are known to inhabit a wide variety of habitats, from humid and densely vegetated areas to dry, rocky slopes. Sheltopusiks are capable of growing...

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How to Care for Your Solomon Islands Skink

How to Care for Your Solomon Islands Skink

Solomon Islands skinks (Corucia zebrata) are large, nocturnal, arboreal lizards native to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. They are found exclusively in primary tropical forest with dense foliage and mature trees, spending little to no time on the...

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How to Care for Your Pink-Tongued Skink

How to Care for Your Pink-Tongued Skink

Pink-tongued skinks (Cyclodomorphus gerrardii) are medium-sized, nocturnal, semi-arboreal lizards native to Australia, specifically New South Wales and Queensland. They prefer the sub-tropical sclerophyll forest, rain forest, and moist woodlands for habitat.  Pink-tongued skinks are 15-18” long lizard with a blunt...

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How to Care for Your Ocellated Skink

How to Care for Your Ocellated Skink

Ocellated skinks (Chalcides ocellatus) are small, diurnal, terrestrial lizards native to the Mediterranean coast and coastal areas of the Arabian peninsula. They tend to prefer arid habitats with sandy soil and sparse vegetation. Ocellated skinks generally grow 7-9” long, with...

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How to Care for Your Fish Scale Gecko

How to Care for Your Fish Scale Gecko

Fish scale geckos (Geckolepis sp.) are a group of small, nocturnal, arboreal geckos. They are native to Madagascar and the Comoro islands, where they are most commonly found in trees, but they also inhabit the limestone karst of Ankarana National...

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