Posted Jan 20, 2015
I got this little guy after he was left on my porch. Everyone who knows me, knows that I take in lots of animals, so it wasn't a surprise to find an animal left on my porch. I brought him inside, and got to researching. We took a trip to a vet and found out how to care for him, as well as that he was, in fact, a he. He was relatively easy to care for. Quite similar to most other reptiles. He did require a larger cage, however, because he grew fairly quickly. He required a heat lamp, and lots of floor space to roam. Skinks are not into climbing as much as other lizards. Because of a skink's need for both a warm place and a cool place, we had to set the lamp on just one side of the tank. We also put a thermometer sticker on each side (heated/cooled) to closely monitor the temperature. His diet was quite simple and full of variety because skinks require a variety of fruits, vegetables, and protein sources. These can range from fresh produce to different insects, or maybe even some chicken. They aren't particularly picky eaters. Eventually I gave him away to my nephew who constantly begged me for him. My nephew and my brother built him a custom cage and he's spoiled rotten now!