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Fire Skink

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Health

3/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Temperament

3/5

Easy to provide habitat

4/5

Easy to handle

2/5

Visibility

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Easy to Feed

3/5

Easy to provide environmental needs

3/5

Fire Skink - Lepidothyris fernandi

By

3610, South Africa

Posted Jan 24, 2016

The Fire Skink is an amazing skink species. They are found in rainforests of Central and Western Africa. They are a burrowing species and can burrow and dig to look for crickets and insects in the wild. They are fascinating skinks to keep and will devourer a plate of crickets or wax worms in a matter of minutes. They can be kept in cages measuring 120cm x 60cm x 45cm and it will do you well to put in a substantial amount of gravel or the substrate of your choice so that they can burrow and keep themselves busy by digging and foraging around. They also require UVB lighting and a calcium supplement with each meal. I would recommend this species to expert and possibly intermediate keepers provided that they do a huge amount of research before keeping one. A great species but demanding to keep.

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