Shopping List: What Do You Need for a Blue Tongue Skink?

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ReptiFiles’ Blue Tongue Skink Starter Kit

For your convenience, we have put together a list of the blue tongue skink supplies that ReptiFiles personally recommends for the health of your new pet, as well as your own peace of mind. In other words, we’ve basically done the shopping for you! ?

Although blue tongue skinks are commonly recommended as an ideal “first reptile,” please note that even the easiest reptiles can be expensive and high-maintenance to keep. If you are not prepared to purchase everything required for the health and wellbeing of a blue tongue skink, this is not the pet for you.

Click the link for each item below to see which specific products we recommend.

Cost before buying your blue tongue skink: ~$700 USD

Keep in mind that everything should be purchased and set up BEFORE you get the skink. This will save you a lot of stress, and does your new pet a big favor, too.

We also recommend finding an ARAV-certified reptile veterinarian in your area. It’s always better to do a little bit of research when nothing’s wrong than to find yourself in a panic when your pet gets sick. Start here: Finding the Reptile Vet of Your Dreams.

Downloadable Shopping Lists

Do you prefer to have a physical shopping list in hand as you peruse your favorite independently-owned pet shop? We like shopping lists too, so we made one that you can either pull up on your phone or print out:


Keep reading:

  1. Introduction to Blue Tongue Skinks
  2. Shopping List (YOU ARE HERE)
  3. Tiliqua Species & Subspecies
  4. Terrarium: Size Requirements
  5. Terrarium: Temperatures & Humidity
  6. Terrarium: Substrate
  7. Terrarium: Decorating
  8. Feeding Your Skink
  9. Handling Tips
  10. Diseases & General Health Information
  11. Additional Resources