Acquired: Wild caught / rehabilitation animal
3610, South Africa
Posted Jan 23, 2016
The Gran Canaria Skink (Chalcides sexlineatus) is a small skink species. This species is endemic to the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands of Spain. It is also present on the small islet of Gando. This species is found from sea level up to elevations approaching 1,950m asl. They do well in captivity but require expert care and a lot of attention. They do well on a variety of insects and crickets and meal worms are readily taken without any issues. They require UV lighting and a calcium and mineral supplement. A beautiful species but advanced and only suitable for expert keepers.