Latin Name: Tiliqua
Sex: Currently Unknown
Blue tongue skinks (Tiliqua) have a life span for 10 to 20 years and grow up to 20 inches (50cm) in length. Blue tongue skinks get their common name from their distinct blue tongue. They are docile and easily tamed, which make them a great beginner pet. Blue tongue skinks are omnivores so should be given a variety of foods from insects such as crickets, locusts and mealworms and fruit and vegetables such as strawberries, leafy greens and squash. This should be fed alongside a calcium/ vitamin D supplement that should be added to the food regularly to help prevent metabolic bone disease or other health related problems.