Posted by joe on July 21, 2000 at 18:05:17:
In Reply to: Skink caught in Houston posted by Noofle de Blub on March 07, 2000 at 18:34:16:
I haven't ever kept a Coal Skink but I imagine it's requirements are similiar to Ground Skinks and Five-Lined Skinks which I have kept. I have used a converted aquarium and converted it to a woodland terrarium with plenty of soil and a few rocks and pieces of bark for the skinks to hide under. I used Pothos as plants since it is so easy to grow even from cuttings from hanging baskets. For water, a small shallow clay saucer will do nicely. Then if you want to give your skink some company, try 1 Green Anole, and maybe even a Green Treefrog. Don't forget to feed everybody and change the water regularly.
: I was wondering if anyone could tell me anything about the Coal Skink,
: a native lizard to the Houston area. I posted this question on
: the skink forum but I guess it wasn't exciting enough for them
: to comment on. I have one that was collected there and I need to know
: how mucfh water it should have and what temperature it does well
: at. Thanks!
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