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PostSubject: Sandfish Skinks   Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:46 pm

I may be getting a sandfish skink sometime in the next week and I was wondering if anyone had any tips on their care or is there anything important I should know?

I've been trying to do some research but there's a lot of conflicting information. The main thing I can't find a real answer for is whether they need UVB bulbs or not, and I know they need a higher temperature basking spot, but some places say 95F and others say 120F...
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PostSubject: Re: Sandfish Skinks   Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:59 pm

Sorry. I don't know anythng about them. And you're right. There is a lot of confliting infomation on line about them. I suggest you contact Ray at Thunderbay Herps. He is located in Florida. I don't know if he has this specific type of skink, but he breed many different kinds of skinks, snakes, tortoise, etc... If he doesn't know, I'm sure he could find the right information for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Sandfish Skinks   Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:21 pm

I haven't seen them in years. They are cute guys. I never kept them, so no help there.
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PostSubject: Re: Sandfish Skinks   Sat May 11, 2013 10:48 pm

Thanks guys, I actually got the little skink about a week after I posted my questions. So far he seems to be doing really well, he's still pretty shy but he's a pretty cool little guy



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PostSubject: Re: Sandfish Skinks   Sat May 11, 2013 10:50 pm

He looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: Sandfish Skinks   Sat May 11, 2013 11:03 pm

Thanks! He looks a little underweight to me, the person I got him from was feeding him 3 crickets a day and he's been eating at least double that with me so he's gained a little bit since those pictures were taken
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PostSubject: Re: Sandfish Skinks   Sun May 12, 2013 12:20 am

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PostSubject: Re: Sandfish Skinks   Sun May 12, 2013 1:25 am

Is that a sandfish skink, it looks a lot like my schiender skink
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PostSubject: Re: Sandfish Skinks   Sun May 12, 2013 1:51 am

He is a sandfish skink. I haven't seen a schneider skink in person but what I can tell from pictures they have very different feet from a sandfish skink. You can't see his feet in the pictures, but this guy has the normal sandfish "shovel" feet, they're very flat. He also has the pointed sandfish nose that it looks like schneiders don't have
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