Fire Skink

Latin Name: Lepidothyris fernandi

Sex: Currently Unknown

Fire Skinks get their name from the bright red and orange down the sides of their bodies. They grown to be 23-38cm (9-14 inches) in length and have a life span of 15-20 years. Fire Skinks require a basking spot if 35 Celsius (95 Fahrenheit), UVB 6-12% and humidity levels of 60-70%. A large water dish will not only allow them to keep hydrated but will also help to maintain humidity levels, have somewhere to bathe to help shedding and cool down. A Fire Skinks diet consists of mainly insects such as crickets, locusts and cockroaches but will occasionally take a defrosted pinkie mouse. Fire Skinks like to burrow in loose substrate but may also be found climbing on low brunches and foraging amongst foliage.

Available from the Basingstoke store – 01256 263633