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help please?

Postby Rhi » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:47 am

hey guys

a little skink has made a home inside a car muffler we had sitting in the yard, we heard it scrabbling around so my husband cut it open with an angle grinder and found a poor beat up looking skink in there. He's been in there probably two or three weeks I'd say, and looks pretty beat up, he' raising his head and gasping a lot, we have him in a container with a small amount of dog food and coz lettuce (same stuff we feed our blueys) and plenty of water, what else can we do? I'll try and ad a pic..
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Re: help please?

Postby Rhi » Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:03 am

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Re: help please?

Postby Dood » Sun Nov 02, 2014 7:56 am

Cannot help on the species but I would put some crickets or meal worms (or other feeder insects used in Oz) as he'll be use to moving live food and not canned.
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Re: help please?

Postby Scotts1au » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:53 pm

water- primary objective will be to deal with any dehydration then provide it with lean meat cut up into small pieces, pretty much a universal thing for small skinks. Once up and about try with some small bugs. You could use a small reading lamp as a heat source, but don't try to feed if he isn't warm and keep the lamp on 24/7. Small skinks in particular can die very easily from becoming cold after eating.
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Re: help please?

Postby Rhi » Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:56 pm

I put him.in a container with water and a small amount of dog food and greens and put him under our bluetongues heat lamp. He survived the night and had his head up and perky this morning so i released him. He sat in the sun then off :-)darted out

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