Blue Tongue Skinks for Sale at Outback Reptiles
Northern Blue Tongue Skinks for sale at Outback Reptiles. Tiliqua scincoides.
Northern Blue Tongue Skinks (Tiliqua scincoides intermedia) are a popular choice among reptile enthusiasts, especially those looking for a unique and engaging pet. Native to Northern Australia, these skinks are known for their distinctive blue tongues, which they use as a defense mechanism to ward off predators.
As pets, Northern Blue Tongue Skinks are often praised for their docile nature and ease of care. They are omnivorous, feeding on a varied diet that includes insects, fruits, and vegetables. With a lifespan of up to 20 years, they can grow to be around 18 to 24 inches long. Their habitat in the wild consists of semi-arid and tropical environments, where they often hide in burrows or under rocks.
What sets them apart as great pets is their curious and interactive behavior. Northern Blue Tongues in the USA are all captive bred, since Australia does not allow export of their wildlife. This is why I always recommend Northerns over the other commonly wild caught species like Halmaheras, Meraukes, Indonesians, etc.
They tend to be quite social with their human caretakers and can be handled with ease once they are accustomed to their new environment. Proper care, including a well-maintained terrarium with appropriate heating and humidity, will ensure a happy and healthy skink. Their unique appearance and engaging personality make Northern Blue Tongue Skinks a fascinating addition to any reptile collection, suitable for both novice and experienced reptile keepers.