BABY RED EYED CROCODILE SKINKS FOR SALE NEAR ME
Red eyed crocodile skinks for sale, are shy by nature, unless socialized. In nature they are active mostly from dawn to dusk. Crocodile skinks for sale are also vocal from time to time. Especially when they are threatened as well as if they are defending their crocodile skink babies. Vocalizations of both male and female skinks have been recorded and analyzed. Interestingly, the analysis performed, shows there are differences between male and female noises so we are able to learn that there is sexual acoustical dimorphism in this species. Juvenile red eyed crocodile skinks for sale have the same body type and skin texture as the adults. However, there is a noticeable difference in the head and eye colors. The red orange scales are only present in older juveniles and of course adults. Red to orange eye scale colors come in at about 6 months of age.
BABY RED EYED CROCODILE SKINK FOR SALE CARE
When setting up your new captive bred baby red eyed crocodile skink for sale habitat, be sure to: Provide several hiding spots, allowing the skinks to choose the ones they feel most comfortable in. Large coconut huts, or slightly curved pieces of cork bark, work well. If the pair are compatible, they will eventually choose to stay together in a single hide. Make an indentation, several inches deep, directly underneath the chosen hide and fill it with a loosely packed, slightly damp mixture of peat moss and potting soil for the pair to dig into.
RED EYED CROCODILE SKINK DIET
Crocodile skinks should be fed a variety of small insects. All insects should be dusted with a mixture of a reptile vitamin and calcium. Feed your baby skink insects like grubs and worms, which may include crickets, Dubia roaches, wax-worms, mealworms, super-worms or even earthworms. They key to a happy skink is a well fed skink that is eating a wide variety of food. By feeding a variety of insects that have been gut loaded and dusted with vitamins, you can ensure your baby skink will grow up healthy and strong. Lastly, do not over feed vitamin d3. Using calcium with vitamin d3 is great, but no more than twice a week.
RED EYED CROCODILE SKINK HABITAT
Crocodile skinks prefer daytime temperatures in the area of 82-84 degrees. Night-time temps can be as low as 73 degrees but really should not dip below 70. Keep in mind crocodile skinks prefer humidity at all times. For this reason, we recommend humidity levels above 70 percent year-round. In the wild, Red-eyed crocodile skinks may sometimes be found living under forest leaves, piles of debris, which they dig into. Usually, they are found creating their “nests” in piles of leaf litter and forest debris near ponds, lakes, streams, or some type of small body of water.
RED EYED CROCODILE SKINK TANK
Using a tank of at least 20 gallons for one, or 55 gallons for a pair of crocodile skinks works best. Whether it be a terrarium, used fish tank, aquarium etc, they all work well. Once you have purchase your crocodile skink habitat, be sure to spend time setting it up properly. Provide plenty of hiding areas for your baby red eyed crocodile skink to feel secure. The more secure your baby skink feels, the more relaxed he or she will be, and therefore will be easier to handle etc. Taming your skink is something you should work on nearly as soon as you get he or she home. Let them settle in for about a week, and then begin to work with them by placing them in your hand and letting them sit a top of it.
CROCODILE SKINK SUBSTRATE
Using something like forest floor cypress mulch works well for both baby and adult crocodile skinks. By holding humidity, and controlling smell, we feel like that is probably the best crocodile skink substrate for sale on the market. If you are looking to save money, you can try to locate a cypress mulch locally, however it may have been treated with something that could be harmful to the baby skink, therefore we stick to the zoomed forest floor product. Substrate should be changed at least every 6-8 weeks as needed.
Red-eyed crocodile skink for sale
Larger habitats will not require being changed as often as smaller habitats will. Spraying down the substrate also will help maintain humidity as it naturally dries out over time with heat and UVB lamps above it. Burrowing is common for both baby, juvenile and adult red eyed crocodile skinks and therefore should not be a concern.
CROCODILE SKINK HUMIDITY
Crocodile skinks require high humidity. Humidity is key to proper growth, proper shedding, and preventing dehydration. It is recommended that you keep the humidity in the range of 70 to 80%. By having the correct substrate, as well as the correct depth of substrate, you will be able to maintain humidity by periodically spraying down the substrate with a water spraying device. Other options for maintaining humidity include utilizing a reptile fogger. Sometimes people will put a fogging system plugged into the same electric outlet controlled by the light timer.