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


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ReptiFiles’ Blue Tongue Skink Shopping List

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.

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.

I also recommend locating an experienced 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: ReptiFiles Reptile Vet Directory


Keep reading about blue tongue skink care:

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