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    Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    my schneider skink has never, no matter what i do eaten crickets or any live food. she only eats low fat high quality cat food, but she doesnt seem to eat that anymore, and now she ownt even eat anything. so i tried putting some butternut squash in her mouth and she just spits it out. also i cant find any poop in her cage anymore. but, she is still active and doesnt get skinnier.
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    Re: Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    I don't know anything about these lizards, but I would definitely check your temperatures, and your UVB to make sure it isn't too old!
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    Re: Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    the temps are right and the UVB tube is only 5 months old maybe 6

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    Re: Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    UVB tubes should be changes out every 6 months!
    That would definitely do it!
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    Re: Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    what are your temps? Are you using a digital thermometer?
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    Re: Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    Quote Originally Posted by DWC24 View Post
    the temps are right
    This tells us nothing. What ARE the temps. Cool end, basking? What is your substrate? What does the tank look like?
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    Re: Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    its a 20 gallon long, baksing is around 95, at night it goes down to around 70- 65, substrate is a mix of bark and aspen for easy burrowing, she is very active(most active lizard i have) and she just wont eat, since i havent seen her poop im assuming it may be under the substrate, where she spends 90% of her life so im gonna clean it all out.

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    Re: Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    your basking temp needs to be 100-105*
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    Re: Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    from anapsid, Daytime temperatures are 73-88 (22.8-31 C), with a basking area of 95 F (35 C). Drop nighttime temperatures down to no colder than 65 F (18 C) on cool side, up to 73 F (23 C) on warm side. A heating pad under the warm side of the enclosure may be sufficient to maintain the night time temperatures most of the year. As with all reptiles, use a thermometer to monitor temperatures.

    also, they actually are around 98 in one spot and then goes to around 75 on cool side. so, if its not that she cant digest, then what could it be? i replaced her substrate with towel and tile and added more hides because she seems ****ed off that she cant burrow.

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    Re: Schneider Skink Wont Eat! HELP!

    Sorry, but every other caresheet I have read on these guys states 100-105

    do you have a UVB bulb for her? if so how old is the bulb? Just re-read your post and see that your UVB is old, get a new one and see if that helps her

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