What helps skink shedding?

As for shedding, they can generally handle it on their own. You can add a moist hide for them to use, and/or more things to rub against. If the shed is still on after a week, try a warm bath and some gentle rubbing.

Do blue tongue lizards shed skin?

Like snakes, blue-tongue lizards shed their skin. During moulting season you might see them scratching themselves like a dog. It can be an uncomfortable time for them, especially the youngsters who shed their skin more often as they are constantly growing.

Should you soak blue tongue skinks?

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. Centralian and Western species need 30-40%.

How can I tell if my blue tongue skink is overweight?

Although skinks naturally have a chunky, sausage-like appearance, the body should appear relatively streamlined and proportionate. Heavier individuals with a disproportionate appearance should be evaluated for possible obesity.

How long does it take for a blue tongue skink to shed?

The time that it might take your blue tongue skink to finish shedding will depend on each blue tongue. Generally, shedding can last from few hours to 3-5 days after you notice the skin color change. Should I help my blue tongue skink with shedding?

What to do if your blue tongue skink is sick?

This is a brief guide to preventing, recognizing, and treating some of the most common illnesses and conditions seen in captive blue tongue skinks. Some things you can do to keep tabs on your blue tongue skink’s health: Weigh them weekly – sudden weight loss often indicates illness.

When do you Know Your Pet skink is shedding?

You will know that your pet reptile is about to shed when the color of its skin becomes very dry and dull. The underside of the skink, among other body parts may undergo a color transformation of a milky color about a week or so before the actual shedding. The animal may even change some of its eating habits right before it sheds its skin.