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    I got a fire skink a couple weeks ago now and he's been doing well, eating regularly, etc. However, it concerns me that there are only really two or three sites that have care sheets for them. The one from Reptiles Magazine is the one that I'm using, as well as a few minor bits and pieces from other sites.

    I want to make sure I use a variety of sources for care, but right now I just check the weather in the native region as well as daylight hours to make sure his enclosure is up to standards. I feed him a mix of calcium dusted mealworms (6) and crickets (3) every Wednesday and Saturday, and I do multivitamin dusting every other Wednesday, but I haven't found any solid information online regarding feedings. I plan on getting some BSFL when the weather gets better so they can be shipped without freezing if they're delivered when I'm not home, but for now that's what I have.

    Please let me know if you have any favorite Youtubers, websites, or other sources in regard to fire skink care!
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    I've got a fire skink, and it sounds like you're doing fine.
    As for feeding, I give Churro superworms and crickets (calcium dusted). He likes the superworms better. I used to try to feed mealworms but they're quite small and lack movement so I switched to superworms and couldn't be happier.
    There are plenty of fire skink videos on youtube actually, and in general I tend to like Clint's Reptiles videos.
    Let me know if you have any more questions.
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    Here's a link on BSFL care you may find helpful.

    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshMason17 View Post
    I've got a fire skink, and it sounds like you're doing fine.
    As for feeding, I give Churro superworms and crickets (calcium dusted). He likes the superworms better. I used to try to feed mealworms but they're quite small and lack movement so I switched to superworms and couldn't be happier.
    There are plenty of fire skink videos on youtube actually, and in general I tend to like Clint's Reptiles videos.
    Let me know if you have any more questions.
    Thank you! I got some superworms yesterday but I'm worried they'll be tall enough/strong enough to escape the bowl (it's over an inch deep and very smooth but I don't want to underestimate them!), but I'll put one in there just to see how it fares before I toss more in! He's been doing great with crickets but he's fast as all hell so that's a given.

    The only question I have at the moment is the activity level. He used to bask/hang out more often when I first got him but lately he just hangs out in the substrate all the time. I do see him when I need to remoisten the substrate every week or so and he's lively and healthy, I'm wondering if this means that he enjoys the dirt more or if perhaps the surface humidity and/or temperature gradient isn't to his liking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Here's a link on BSFL care you may find helpful.

    Thank you! I'll look at it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Here's a link on BSFL care you may find helpful.

    Thank you! I'll look at it!
    Phil
    Fire Skink
    Male, Age Unknown


    Astara
    Leopard Gecko
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