Which is a better pet blue tongue skink or bearded dragon?
Verdict: Both blue tongue skink and bearded dragon are friendly pet lizards. Blue tongue skinks tend to be more intelligent and even recognize the owner, while bearded dragons tend to be friendly even with strangers. Also, blue tongues tend to be more laid back, while bearded dragons – more active.
Can a blue tongue lizard live with a bearded dragon?
I have both Blue Tongues and Beardeds. I wouldn’t want them living together, they have different needs. Especially if they are Central Beardeds and Eastern skinks. These areas of Aus are extremely different and create different habitats that the species are acclimated to.
Can a bearded dragon eat a skink?
Re: Beardie ate a skink. Yup – it’s something they’d do in the wild too. Meat’s meat. I wouldn’t recommend it as a thing to do though. Keep an eye on him, and perhaps get him checked for parasites in a few weeks… and definitely tell Mum that beardies don’t get on with other lizards…
Are blue tongue skinks intelligent?
Blue tongues tend to be gentle, intelligent, inquisitive, easily tamed lizards that often like to be handled. Many even enjoy being petted or having their heads scratched. Children should be supervised when handling them, as the reptiles can become startled and jump.
Should I get a blue tongue skink?
Blue-Tongued Skink. Skinks are easy-to-care-for, low-maintenance lizards, and make good pets for children and beginners, as long as owners are prepared for their relatively large size compared to other pet lizards.
How Social are blue tongue skinks?
Social Behavior These animals are not considered social, however, from August to November they are in mating season, where, males will compete for access to females.
Can blue tongue skinks be kept together?
All blue-tongued skinks, both juveniles and adults, are best kept singly. You may be able to house females together, or a male and female pair, but observe them very closely. If they fight, keep them in separate cages. Males should never be kept together.
How big do Halmahera blue tongue skinks?
They give birth to live young and can have anywhere from 5-15 babies. Once fully mature, adults will reach a length of around 18-22 inches. Blue tongue skinks come from either Australia (Tiliqua scincoides) or from Indonesia (Tiliqua gigas). Halmahera blue tongue skinks come from the Halmahera island of Indonesia.
What color should my bearded dragon’s tongue be?
Bearded dragons’ tongues, for the most part, are vivid red and pink in coloring, in varying degrees of lightness and darkness. The interiors of their throats also usually are similar in color — a form of pale pink. As far as actual throat color goes, some types of bearded dragons differ noticeably.
Do bearded dragons have split tongues?
They do have a forked tongue.
How big does a bearded dragon blue tongue skink get?
Blue tongue skink: Adult blue tongue skinks reach 18-23.6 inches long (45-60cm). Your blue tongue skink will reach its adult size at around 12-24 months old (some will take even longer). Bearded dragon: Adult bearded dragons reach 17-24 inches (43-61cm).
What kind of Dragon has a blue tongue?
And of course – blue tongues have a signature blue tongue that they use to scare off predators. Bearded dragon: Classic bearded dragons are brown/yellowish in color, with small spots and scales around the body.
What’s the difference between a Beardie and a blue tongue?
Anyon have a beardie and care to share their experiences. Also any idea for the bts to make him more social. He is really friendly once I ake him out and he roams he just is not as playful as a beardie (again I understand they are two totally different animals). Just venting I guess haha. Happy New Year everyone.
What are the characteristics of a bearded dragon?
Bearded dragon: Classic bearded dragons are brown/yellowish in color, with small spots and scales around the body. The signature feature of bearded dragons is a throat, that they can puff up when scared. Breeders have cross-bred bearded dragons, leading to creation of various beautiful color morphs.