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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby freeloader » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:49 pm

How big a group would you keep them in Dave?
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:16 pm

freeloader wrote:How big a group would you keep them in Dave?


Scott,

Those Sydney's are an odd trio, 1 female and 2 males.

Usually I prefer trios the other way round.
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:29 pm

Dave u keep attracting spammers,lol

Whip cracked,another one bites the dust

Just for future records,when were the 3 u sent me born
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby freeloader » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:56 pm

Buy them young in a group and don't add newcomers?
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:45 am

Richard.C wrote:Dave u keep attracting spammers,lol

Whip cracked,another one bites the dust

Just for future records,when were the 3 u sent me born


Mongrel spammers, time this forum added some hoops for would be members to jump through to try and limit the spam.

The Cunninghams I gave you are featured on the top of page 3 in this thread, born between Xmas and New Years.

You got them outside yet?
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:47 am

freeloader wrote:Buy them young in a group and don't add newcomers?


That's the best way to go Scott. Cunninghams don't play well with Cunninghams which are strangers to them.

If you had any thoughts on the Sydney form from me, you'll have to wait until next season, this seasons are already spoken for.

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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby freeloader » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:07 am

Nah that's OK Dave not set up for them this year. Just asking the questions that should be asked.
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:17 pm

Naah not outside yet,been way to busy to scratch my self lately,there going great though

Scott i got a group of young new england cunninghams a couple of seasons ago and raised them as a group,6 origionally,unfortunatlu out of the bluey one got maimed by its siblings,and then i found another in a pretty bad way,really weak and lethargic and scuffed right up but got it just in the nick of time and its back to its normal self,living with a pair of westerns until i work out the sex of the other 4

This spring the loner was dripping sperm plugs so my thinking was right it was a male expelled from the group,i tried putting him in with some other skinks,eg young land mullets ect but the fiesty bugger actually went after them,he seems to be fine with the western pr so ive just left him there for now

Definatlu need to pull finger out and get some outdoor caging built,so much to do and so little time of late,im getting to old me thinks
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:03 am

Gettin old bahahahahahahah. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:22 am

Getting,maybe that should be gotten,lol
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:36 am

South East Queensland Cunninghams dropped a litter last week.

Here's a video of the whole family.

http://youtu.be/2YtlJZ4wGbY

Enjoy
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:22 pm

Haha,nice vid,love the big ones checking out the camera,there a nice looking form of cunningham,solid lookinv and solid looking babies
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:15 pm

Yesterday arvo my New England form Cunninghams started giving birth. I'll get pictures again in a few days when I think she has finished.
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:31 am

From the video footage I counted six babies. Only the dad made an appearance in over an hour and half's worth of filming. I suspect mum was hidden due to further labour pains. She had seven last season.

Also, for half the day, their enclosure is subjected to filtered light via a shade cloth. You'll see in the footage once the direct sun makes itself known, all skinks head to the shade.

http://youtu.be/cUoZjSGMbYk

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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:51 pm

Nice vid again dave
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby RoryBreaker » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:52 pm

RoryBreaker wrote:From the video footage I counted six babies. Only the dad made an appearance in over an hour and half's worth of filming. I suspect mum was hidden due to further labour pains. She had seven last season.

Also, for half the day, their enclosure is subjected to filtered light via a shade cloth. You'll see in the footage once the direct sun makes itself known, all skinks head to the shade.

http://youtu.be/cUoZjSGMbYk

Enjoy.


I pulled their enclosure apart today. Found seven youngsters, same as last season. Here's some pictures of the family.

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Mum
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Dad
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:18 am

Beautiful ,im getting rather hooked on all the varieties of these guys
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby freeloader » Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:29 am

Nice little solid guys Dave.
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Wed Feb 04, 2015 6:53 am

They look so simolar to whar my baby new englads looked like when i got them off sav.your spoear yo have more colorful head coloring though dave,yhey look really nice
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Re: varieties of cunningham skinks

Postby Richard.C » Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:50 pm

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Just to keep this thread rolling,and because these guys seriously suck to catch actually mating on film,new englands mating 2015

I think ive finally sussed there sexes out but not 100 percent on 2 i think are male but heavily leaning that way as ones also been grabbing at two females

The group of 4 appear to be 2 pairs and the lone male living with the westerns,so may not start new group with him just yet,or still might
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