Do blue-tongues bury themselves?

Blue-tongues maintain a body temperature of about 30°C – 35°C when active. During cold weather they remain inactive, buried deep in their shelter sites, but on sunny days they may emerge to bask.

Why do skinks bury themselves?

If the temperature is too hot, the skink will bury itself to escape the heat.

Do blue tongue lizards burrow underground?

Blue-tongues occur across most of Australia. They like open country with lots of cover like tall grasses, leaf litter, rocks and logs, low shrubs etc. under which they will shelter at night. (They also like burrows).

Where to find blue tongue skink in Australia?

The Centralian blue-tongued skink is found in the northwestern portion of New South Wales, while the blotched blue-tongued skink is found to the southeast. The western blue-tongued skink is found along the southern and western portions of the continent, and the Pygmy blue-tongued skink is native to the area surrounding Adelaide.

Is the shingleback lizard the same as the blue tongued skink?

Note that the shingleback lizard ( Tiliqua rugosa) is a member of the same genus as blue-tongued skinks and shares a number of similarities with these lizards. However, it is generally not lumped in with the blue-tongued skinks by North American hobbyists.

How big of a cage do you need for a blue tongue skink?

No matter what type of enclosure you select, be sure that it is large enough to comfortably accommodate your pets. Cage size recommendations vary from keeper to keeper, but generally speaking, you’ll want an enclosure that provides 6 to 8 square feet of space for most blue-tongued skinks.

How often should I mist my blue tongue skink?

The best way to keep the humidity level in a blue-tongued skink enclosure is by misting the tank with room-temperature water. A once-per-day misting schedule is usually a good starting point but increase or decrease the frequency as necessary to keep the habitat at a reasonable humidity level. Heating Your Blue-Tongued Skink’s Enclosure