Skinks for Sale!

We've recently celebrated the births of 14 Blue Tongue Skinks. They're cute, they're scaly, and they're so gosh darn little! But what exactly IS a Blue Tongue Skink? 

Their most obvious characteristic is their name which comes from their tongue; it is indeed blue. Whoever first discovered this species decided to keep it simple with its name!

In recent years, this lizard has become a common pet among reptile enthusiasts. They stay relatively small, only growing up to about 2 feet in length usually. We're fans of this species too as they are quirky enough to fit in with our other critters, but unique enough to stand out as a favorite among staff and guests alike.

In the wild, they spend their days eating diets of insects, snails, wild berries, and sometimes even wildflowers. Night is spent seeking shelter in hollowed out logs and other debris where they aren't very likely to be discovered an eaten as a midnight snack.

Supposedly, these creatures are shy, but ours are far from it! In fact, we have a team of them that love being in the spotlight at our Jurassic Parties. Several more soak up the attention in The Reptile Zoo.

As you can see, the Blue Tongue Skink isn't exactly built for speed. Its legs are stubby, and definitely not meant for running or climbing. Still, when it comes time to eat or make a run for it, they can perform the task with surprising agility. Since they call Australia home, it's not a stretch to assume they call on this agility quite often with so many deadly predators lurking about.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about them is that they give birth to live young. Baby Blue Tongue Skinks will develop in embryos inside of their mother and when they are fully developed after about 100 days, they emerge in litters of up to 15! For the first few days of their life, the babies will live off of their embryo which they absorb into their stomachs before birth, then they start off on smaller insects. Much like human babies, they ease their way into devouring adult foods!

Our little ones are ready to take on the world; some of them are for sale in Prehistoric Pets. They grow up so quickly!

If you need a new lizard for your collection, come check them out!

Here's a video to help you do some preliminary research...or just learn more about these little guys.

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SNAKES ALIVE!

Hi everybody! It's Sue at the Reptile Zoo. Do you like these snakes? These are corn snakes we hatched here at the zoo a few months ago. I think they are so pretty, docile, and they almost never bite. Don't be fooled by the picture, because he was just waking up from his nap and having a nice yawn. Now that everyone is awake, come in and visit. =)

Have a nice day! <3 Sue
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Twas the Night before Christmas!

 


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It's BLACK FRIDAY! Where are you?

We've made the signs. We've cleaned the cages. We've brought in the supplies. Now its your turn to get a deal! You've seen our doorbuster, but there are still deals to be had! It's still 30 minutes before we would normally open everyone is on their toes making sure every gets a great deal and fabulous pets and supplies! It's our first official BLACK FRIDAY sale and we don't want it to end, especially Jay! Luck for you that means we are extending many of the best BLACK FRIDAY deals ALL DAY! But I wouldn't wait we've got limited supplies and the best deals always go first!

 

 

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