The longest running Amphibian Community on the Internet.

Tags Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Caudata.org Store


American Five-Lined Skink care?

This is a discussion on American Five-Lined Skink care? within the Off-Topic forums, part of the General Discussion & News from Members category; Hey all, as you know from my previous thread, not only did I catch an American Five-Lined skink, (which I ...

Off-Topic Many people have requested an area of the forum in which to discuss topics not directly related to the rest of the forum (such as newt and salamander art).

Like Tree16Likes
  • 7 Post By bellabelloo
  • 3 Post By TheAxolotlMan
  • 1 Post By supergrappler
  • 1 Post By Cliygh and Mia
  • 2 Post By gregory741
  • 1 Post By Cliygh and Mia
  • 1 Post By gregory741

Reply

 

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 25th April 2015   #1 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Question American Five-Lined Skink care?

Hey all, as you know from my previous thread, not only did I catch an American Five-Lined skink, (which I named Smaug) but he escaped for about 4 days, and I recaptured him, (thanks to Monster and Krispy on Frog Forum) but how do you care for them? From the only two caresheets online, I determined they like to burrow/climb, love high temperatures, and love to eat. but is there anything else that you guys out there did? Did you use sand for the heavily burrowing animal? What kind of UVB bulbs did you use? Tell me in the replies how you cared for your American Five-Lined Skinks!



  Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015   #2 (permalink)
Moderator
 
bellabelloo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 50
Posts: 5,070
Gallery Images: 19
Comments: 13
Rep: bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11bellabelloo goes to 11
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

I'm going to be a 'kill joy' and say put it back . Capturing a wild animal and not knowing how to care for it is irresponsible.



bellabelloo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th April 2015   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
TheAxolotlMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Posts: 15
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: TheAxolotlMan is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Yeah I would release it and get a cb (if possible) when I had a good tank setup.



TheAxolotlMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26th April 2015   #4 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

No, I know how to care for them, I was wondering if there was anything that the caresheets left out (they were very short caresheets)



  Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2015   #5 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

Nobody has any pointers?



  Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2015   #6 (permalink)
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Nationality:
Posts: 126
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 8
Rep: supergrappler has shown reliable knowledge
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

Skinks need to be able to burrow so a cocofiber/sand mix would be good and if properly cared for will rarely be seen lol. Standard reptile lighting should be fine with uvb/heat etc. Make sure he has a little water dish and give him a varied diet. Appropriately sized crickets, wax worms, grasshoppers and an occasional earthworm will be greatly appreciated by this species.

Good luck!



__________________

supergrappler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27th April 2015   #7 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

Oh, and BTW, whoever did the rep thing saying, and quote "Stressing the skink will end up killing it" accidentally left the rep green, soo



  Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2015   #8 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Talking Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

Vacation update! Smaug before we left was doing really good. He was basking and didn't run when I looked at him. Here are his setup pics BTW
Attached Thumbnails
American Five-Lined Skink care?-20150429_182817.jpg   American Five-Lined Skink care?-20150429_182815.jpg   American Five-Lined Skink care?-20150429_182741.jpg  



  Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2015   #9 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

Wait it reversed the first two, give me a second



  Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2015   #10 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

Just have to enter five characters and I'll be done
Attached Thumbnails
American Five-Lined Skink care?-20150429_182815.jpg   American Five-Lined Skink care?-20150429_182817.jpg  



  Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2015   #11 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

Oh, today I found another one,(A teenager, a little bit bigger than Smaug) which I named Behemoth. He is developing into a male, and Smaug looks like she may turn out into a female,(growing and keeping her stripes and tail color) so how easy are they to breed? I see videos on YouTube with the skinks breeding, so are they an easy species to breed?



  Reply With Quote
Old 1st June 2015   #12 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

Pictures!
Attached Thumbnails
American Five-Lined Skink care?-20150601_144957.jpg   American Five-Lined Skink care?-20150601_144935.jpg   American Five-Lined Skink care?-20150601_144951.jpg  



  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2015   #13 (permalink)
Member
 
gregory741's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 15
Posts: 83
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: gregory741 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

cute little guys maybe you could find a lizard forum?
did you find this care sheet? skinks - Care Sheets Information about Five lined skink -aka. Blue tailed skink (when young) Lizards skinks ,characteristics and sexing, Description of Diet, Diet-Carnivorous,Supplements, Nutrition and Usage - calcium and vitamins, Lighting and UVB,T



gregory741 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2015   #14 (permalink)
Cliygh and Mia
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Gallery Images:
Comments:
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

I have, and sorry about the blurry pictures, he just wouldn't sit still!



  Reply With Quote
Old 2nd June 2015   #15 (permalink)
Member
 
gregory741's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Nationality:
Location: [ Members Only ]
Age: 15
Posts: 83
Gallery Images: 0
Comments: 0
Rep: gregory741 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: American Five-Lined Skink care?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cliygh and Mia View Post
I have, and sorry about the blurry pictures, he just wouldn't sit still!
well that's better then having lazy animals
my spotted salamander is the most lazy animal if ever seen (even lazier then a koala)



gregory741 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
care, feeding, five-lined skink, setup

LinkBack
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads

Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cattle Tank [American usage and Non-American usage] (in CC amphib glossary) John Glossary - Completed Words 14 21st May 2015 07:40
Skink Surprise: Young Hatch Early when Eggs are Disturbed findi Off-Topic 0 8th July 2013 23:37
Pink tongued skink diet information freves Off-Topic 4 10th November 2010 06:20
skink? Bowl of seeds Off-Topic 6 26th May 2009 12:22
Two Lined Salamander jj Newt and Salamander Help 15 11th July 2005 19:50


All times are GMT. The time now is 17:08.