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Baby fire skinks!

Discussion in 'Lizards' started by Floof, Jan 29, 2015.

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  1. Floof

    Floof Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    One of my favorite things in the world.. Itty bitty baby skinks! These are the only two babies my pair produced last year. My gal had a weird year--gaining a huge fat store in her tail and not producing a single egg (that I know of) until early October. These fat, sassy hatchlings are now 2 months old and so much fun to watch.

    I decided to try doing a photoshoot.. It was a bust, but it seems I managed to get away with a few decent pics. Enjoy!

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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Nice job! When I was younger I had some Emerald swifts and Curly Tailed lizards. (Now Curly tails run wild here by the zillions.) The skinks we have here are dark. Blackish with bright blue tails. I don't know the name.
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    jskahn Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Not only are they beautiful, but you seem to be doing a great job of breeding, and raising them.
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    I see those darned curly-tailed's everywhere up north towards WPB. Out west near the glades here, I haven't seen a single one.

    Nice job. Cute little lizards :).
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    They are gorgeous. I mean they are just completely perfect in every way. So hard to resist.
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    Floof Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Thank you! These guys represent the very first time I have ever artificially incubated lizard eggs, too, so I'm especially proud. The last 2 clutches I had hatch from this pair I just let incubate in their enclosure, in the dirt.. Which worked great, but doesn't quite have the same feeling of accomplishment. Haha.

    They want to go home with you, Tom... ;)
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    stojanovski92113 Well-Known Member Tortoise Club

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    Very beautiful...so colorful.
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    Beautiful :)
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    Yellow Turtle01 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Literally just blue tailed skinks. Those are so pretty! They're striped, right?
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    Yellow Turtle01 Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I just love their big eyes! These guys are so gorgeous, great job. I really really like the rainbow color on their tail!
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    Floof Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Continually amazed by these babies. Maybe it's youth, maybe it's because they're CBB, but they're so easy-going. Exact opposite from their parents, who want NOTHING to do with me.

    One baby was out looking for food this afternoon, and didn't go scurrying off to hide when I pulled down their tub to feed them. So I decided to tong feed him.. Somewhere along the way, he wound up on my shoulder! Sat there quite contentedly, as long as I kept food coming..
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    The other is a little more shy, but did come out and let me lure him onto my hand to be tong-fed for a couple minutes.
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    What are you feeding them?
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    So very cute and pretty. Love the coloring.
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    Floof Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    They're eating dubia roach nymphs. My favorite feeder option for bug-eaters.
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    Yeah, Dubias are my favorite roach.
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    Have either of you ever tried Blatta lateralis? Red runners? I like them for smaller lizards. And I feed them to my fish too. South American cichlids.
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    They are absolutely beautiful!
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    Floof Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I do have a lateralis colony, but they're much too fast and creepy for my tastes. Haha.

    I've actually been debating whether to nix the lateralis colony completely, now that I've stopped breeding the golden skinks. It's really all I use them for anymore--those crazy tiny nymphs are great for the crazy tiny babies. (And still preferable to pinhead crix and fruit flies!)
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    I have had colonies of them in the past. Some lizards like them better, being they are more active. The problem for me is they are way too fast to deal with. Dubias are nice and slow moving and easier to feed.I also have a problem with wild American roaches. I make many traps out of soda bottles, and put them in my yard at night, during the warm season. I feed them to some lizards, but mostly feed them to my turtles.They are my Argentine Snakesnecks favorite food.
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    Gorgeous babies!
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