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Old 05-20-12, 10:46 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Basking spot 82F, cool side 70. Humidity gradient 80-100%. I feed roaches and crickets, but because they are cooler weather reptiles they don't eat as much or as often as other lizards. I feed about four times a week, only as many bugs as he will eat.

Currently he is in a ten gallon with cypress bedding, two hides, and a water dish. I have plans on getting one or two females and putting them all in a 40 gallon as soon as I finish a new enclosure for my large group of crested geckos currently occupying one of my 40s.

Here's a picture of his current enclosure. There ARE two hides in here, but both are covered on the roofs with cypress, as you can see from the one hide facing the camera. The other hide is similar, just a bit smaller and wider, and facing the other direction.
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They really are cool looking little guys. Nice pics!
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One of my favorite species, very under appreciated!
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Would also like to see some pics of the enclosure
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^Sorry missed the 2 page of the thread. LOL
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I've always loved these little guys! they look like dwarf alligators to me :P and they also remind me of dragons. If I had enough space I'd own a few!
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I forgot to mention, he has a name now. It's Radar.
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Radar!! How cute! When did you get him? For some reason I thought you were taking photos of one for someone else, and then i thought you must have had it for a long time *lol*

Okay, so...you are pretty darn awesome at keeping your animals, and have been doing it way longer than me, so i feel like a dork saying this...but for these guys i've found that two water dishes works really well. One smaller, and one large enough for them to roam in. My girl poops in one, once a day. Makes it easy to keep the place clean, but then she also has a back up to drink from.
I kept mine in a ten gallon a long time and with two dishes and two hides she did really really well. I have her in a drawer system now, and she has more floorspace so i find she doesn't poo in her water dish as much anymore.
Anyway...just trying to be helpful! It's really awesome to see someone else with a croc skink!!
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I got him May fifth, he is mine.

I will add a second water bowl right away. Thanks for the tip. I truly appreciate all the information I can get on these guys.
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Me too! I've only had my girl since August, and what little information i could find made it seem like they were almost aquatic...though there are no physical signs that they would be...she requires a lot of humidity, and really did use both water dishes when she was in a ten gallon. Which they are fine in...but if there's two i would suggest bigger, but i think you know : )
Anyway, about 70 in temp is what she prefers. I saw her trying to climb the glass, when i had her heater on the bottom and let it get warmer in there. I moved it to the side, and she stopped that, and spent time going back and forth between taking a nap near the heat, and hiding under the furthest water dish lol

Anyway, i'm just excited to see someone else have one! Especially someone i respect as a keeper : ) I know i'm going to get good information as you keep your guy and have experiences too. : )
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Well thank you! I appreciate that.

I will move my UTH to the side, as he does spend all of his time on the cool end. And I will definitely keep this thread updated.
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Awesome! And I meant it!!
I'm really excited *lol*

Okay, so I feed her crickets, and mealworms. She LOVES to dig the worms out of the substrate. She'll crawl around and find them. THEN she got fat *lol*
She doesn't eat the crickets very well...she eats from the top...bites down, and bites their backs off. It's kind of weird, i think. She won't eat the worms once they turn to beatles. She tried it once, and just mangled it, and won't touch them since.
She's a fussy eater *lol*
Anyway, I read that they should eat once a day. Which makes sense since her metabolism is that she poops once a day at least *lol*

I give crickets every couple of days (which she takes a few days to eat) and provide worms all the time, in the substrate. She will dig them out until they're all gone.She's actually not that fat...but she is well fed, and spends more time sleeping than hunting now *lol*

Okay okay i'll shut up!!!
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So far mine has had crickets and roaches. I've always heard to avoid meal worms because cooler temperatures= slower digestion, and meal worms are difficult to digest anyway.

I can increase his feedings to once a day. How much do you feed yours daily?
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