Pre-Keeping Skink Knowledge Test

Have you done your research? 

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* 1. What is the MINIMUM recommended enclosure size for an adult Northern Blue Tongue Skink? 

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* 2. According to Reptile Mountain's Northern BTS caresheet which of the following are the recommended temperature ranges for Northern Blue Tongue Skinks? 

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* 3. What is the recommended staple food for a Northern Blue Tongue Skink?

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* 4. If provided with vitamin D3 through their diet is there evidence that not providing UVB lighting results in a failure to thrive in blue tongue skinks?

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* 5. Is it recommended for a new keeper (less than 5 years experience with multiple animals) to attempt cohabitation (keeping 2+ animals in the same enclosure unsupervised) with Blue Tongue Skinks?

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* 6. What are the three options suggested for bedding/substrate that are recommended for a Northern Blue Tongue Skink in the Reptile Mountain caresheet?

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* 7. Should keepers allow other pets to "play with" or otherwise interact with their skinks?

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* 8. How much food should be fed per feeding?

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* 9. How often should a keeper feed babies (0-2mo)? Juveniles (2-6mo)? Sub-Adults (6mo-1yr)? Adults (1yr+)?

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* 10. According to the general consensus in the US Hobby, when is it okay to breed one species or subspecies to another and sell the babies (hybrids)?

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