Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal
3610, South Africa
Posted Jan 24, 2016
The Five Lined Skink (Eumeces fasciatus) is a fast and active lizard. they are extremely fast and hard to catch. I would recommend keeping these indoors as they can be lost very easily and are almost impossible to catch outside once they have disappeared. These are popularly sold and bought but they are very tricky to keep and only expert keepers should attempt to keep them. They do not tolerate handling at all and they should be bought as display animals and not one that you would wish to hold and pet. They eat a large variety of small insects and will do well on a diet of mealworms, crickets, fruit flies, earthworms, waxworms and silkworms. It is important to provide them with a large variety of insects to ensure they get all the necessary vitamins and minerals they require. A great looking lizard but tricky to keep.