Comparing Reptiles for Sale: Tegus vs. Skinks

July 12th, 2018 by

If you’ve had your share of reptile pets, then you most likely vouch for them any chance you get. Reptile lovers in general claim their loyalty to specific reptile pets. Some prefer to keep it mellow with a boa constrictor while others like the more exotic and intriguing reptiles like chameleons or bearded dragons.

Reptiles in the lizard family are just as popular and come in a variety of breeds that range from small and slippery, to large and intimidating. Whatever you prefer, one thing is for sure, each of our reptiles for sale have something to offer. Today, we’re going to briefly compare the Columbian Black and White Tegu and the Irian Jaya Blue Tongue Skink.

Skinks and Tegus As Reptile Pets

Skinks are one of the most common reptile pets. Their colored tongues give them a unique edge and they enjoy being handled. This is why skinks are great for beginners who need to practice with handling. It doesn’t come easy to everyone! Aside from that, they love the light. They require daily exposure to direct sunlight and they love to bask. UVB lighting can be utilized to help them get the right type of light they require to ensure they stay healthy.

Since we’re talking about enclosures, you’ll want to make sure that they have logs and rocks so they can climb. Consider this their form of exercise! They also like to soak and it would be wise to add a humid box for them to feel safe. As far as diet goes, give them a balance of leafy greens and mixed veggies, and protein.

On to the Tegus, don’t be intimidated by their appearance. When cared for properly, they can be as cuddly as a puppy- just watch out for those claws! So, how do you care for one properly? With the Colombian Tegus, specifically, you want to make sure you’re offering the right kinds of food. Insects, like wax worms and cockroaches, dusted with vitamin D3; as well as fruit are all acceptable options. When they reach full-size, you can start introducing adult mice and rats into their diet. They also need a lot of space since they can grow to a substantial size. They’re a lot of work but definitely worth the effort.

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Both of these types of lizards are known to grow to a large size. So you’ll want to make sure that you have enough space to house them and keep their dietary needs met. If you think you have what it takes to care for either of these reptiles, check them out at our online reptile store. You won’t be sorry.

The Blue tongue skink is all the rage but do they make good pets?

February 29th, 2016 by

There have been many waves of fad pets in the reptile industry over the last few years. These waves have included such favorites as the Burmese Python, the Leopard Gecko, The Australian pythons as a group and the Ball Python and its many color morphs. Recently the eyes of the collectors and breeders across the world have been focused on the Blue Tongue Skink. There is good reason for this as the gentle temperament and varied locality and color morphs of this Australian lizard make it a great reptile pet. Other reptile pet fads have come and gone through the years and it will be very interesting to see if blue tongues are here to stay.

Blue Tongue Skink for Sale

Currently there is a big surge in acquisition and breeding of the Blue Tongue Skink by many of the big breeders around the country and the world. This is mainly due to the fact that as new and exciting color variations of the many skink species from Australia, New Guinea and Indonesia emerge on the market the interest in the project and the species as a whole continues to grow. This building of excitement and hard work by breeders will ensure that the public will have a much easier time when looking for a blue tongue skink for sale. Although the prices on some of the more visually distinct morphs like the Albino Blue Tongue and the Melanistic Blue Tongue are still way out of the pet owners reach with time and mass production this will change.

The Blue Tongue Skink is a medium sized lizard that rarely reaches a length over 24 inches and as a terrarium dweller with a gentle disposition it can surely be considered a great reptile pet. With a life expectancy of 15-20 years or more and a varied diet that is readily available in processed form these animals are sure to be appreciated by keepers and breeders alike. They are currently found in a variety of colors and localities and if you are looking for blue tongue skinks as pets then you will be happy to know that we are in the process of expanding our lizards category to include skinks. We will also be adding a skink maintenance and set up guide in our care sheets section of the site so make sure you check back in the next few weeks for exciting deals and more.