Can you give a blue tongue skink a bath?

Housing the Blue-Tongued Skink Provide a large, shallow, and sturdy water dish. Skinks like to bathe in their water but also often defecate there, so frequent cleaning is required for the water dish.

How long should I soak my blue tongue skink?

Re: Soaking I soak my skinks once a quarter at least…just warm water (no more than about 90F) for 30min to 2 hours… depending on how patient I am. Never water over their “shoulders” and have something they can rest on out of the water… seems to help quite a bit, but often relieves more than their shed tensions…

Should you soak your skink?

For your blue tongue skink to shed properly, its tank needs to set at ideal humidity levels. You can also give your blue tongue skink a warm soak to help with shedding. Shinglebacks require lowest humidity levels of around 20-30% and should shed normally without any help.

Do blue tongue skinks like to soak?

Aside from humid air in their environment, blue tongue skinks also need a water dish so they can drink water as needed. Choose a bowl that is large enough for the skink to soak in as desired, but shallow enough to prevent drowning.

How do I know if my blue tongue skink is shedding?

Normally, skinks that are neglected have built up shed on their toes and tail and often, it is a very difficult task of getting the shedding to loosen up. You will know that your pet reptile is about to shed when the color of its skin becomes very dry and dull.

Can a blue tongue skink live in a 40 gallon tank?

Yes, blue tongue skinks can live in a 40 gallons tank.

What is the best bedding for blue tongue skinks?

Aspen, recycled paper substrates, fir bark and cypress mulch (as long as it’s kept dry) can all be used safely with blue-tongued skinks. Cedar chips, clay cat litter, orchid bark and walnut shells should never be used, as these substrates may lead to toxicity, impaction or respiratory concerns.