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    Small Species of Skinks

    Hello everyone. I am looking for information on very small species of skinks that are easy to breed. I have some small baby snakes who only eat lizards. Thanks.

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    Re: Small Species of Skinks

    What species of snake do you have, because although the snake may eat lizards in the wild, they will usually accept other food items in captivity... not to mention, if you collect the skinks from the wild they may well pass on diseases ... also, you would have to wait quite some time for the skinks to breed and then wait `til the young were large enough to be of any use....

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    Re: Small Species of Skinks

    You could also consider anoles. Cheap, and readily available at pet stores.

    They make a formula called "lizard maker" that is a chemical you can put on a mouse or rat to make it smell like lizard, and assist in converting them from lizards to rodents.
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    Re: Small Species of Skinks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragoness View Post
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    They make a formula called "lizard maker" that is a chemical you can put on a mouse or rat to make it smell like lizard, and assist in converting them from lizards to rodents.
    That`s a great tip, Dragoness, I was just about to say EXACTLY that!








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    Re: Small Species of Skinks

    Unless you are considering an extremely large colony you are not going to be able to breed enough lizards to feed several snakes.
    What species of snakes are you dealing with?
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    Re: Small Species of Skinks

    And what have you been feeding so far?
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    Re: Small Species of Skinks

    The snakes are Indonesian tree boas (Candoia carinata). I have five adults and only one takes pinks. I have tried scenting with green tree frogs, anoles and house geckos none of which have worked. I feed the adults green tree frogs but would somehow like to switch them to pinks.

    My main reason for wanting a small lizard species would be for the baby snakes, which are earthworm size. One of my wild caught adult tree boas gave birth to two babies back in January. The only way I know to feed them is to force feed which is difficult because of their small size. Right now I force feed guppies because they are cheap and easy to get in small sizes. I am sure these baby snakes will take nothing but lizards or frogs that are small enough. I want to find a way to breed these snakes as all of mine, and all of the animals in the pet trade (that I've seen anyway) are wild caught. But I will obviously need food for the babies. I've never heard of a scenting chemical, but I don't think it would work for these snakes.
    Thanks for everyones replies.

    Aaron

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    Re: Small Species of Skinks

    The "Lizard Maker" was designed for just such animals.
    The snake smells lizard instead of rodent.
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    Re: Small Species of Skinks

    Like deer scent that hunters use!
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