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Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:23 pm
by jmugleston
Once these become more common they will most likely be very popular. They stay small (6-7"), they eat anything (fruit, veggies, meat), are relatively simple to care for, and typically calm. Not to mention they're freaking awesome looking!

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Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:09 pm
by nightfury
Awwww! They're like mini Blueys! Those flat tails are also really neat looking. :D

Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:24 pm
by Richard.C
Nice job,you must have a smaller type,some can clear 12 inches in length

Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:25 pm
by jmugleston
Richard.C wrote:Nice job,you must have a smaller type,some can clear 12 inches in length


Never seen an E. stokesii close to that (would love to though!). Other Egernia spp., but not E. stokesii? Which locality/population gets that large?

Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:47 am
by Jeff
Congrats on the babies. I have held 12" stokesii in my hand. Jasjmm27 has a nice group of them. I don't know what locale they are, but they get huge.

Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:17 am
by StaceyLeigh
Love them! Beautiful animals :love:

Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 6:47 pm
by Richard.C
I think the southern forms are biggest on average,eg from south australia,i know little about the dark ones from western australia but possably sizable to,like cunningham skink varieties some populations seem to differ size and body make up, a while back i saw some juvies at a shop with really wide fat tails,almost leaf tail gecko like,most you see are similar in tail thickness to yours

I have mine cooling in a tub with a pr of westerns,funnily the westerns burrowed down and have stayed put,the gidgees are eyes wide open on top of substrate huddled together and still reasonably alert watching me pr the northerns

Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:01 pm
by kl
Beautiful little Gidgees. I've never had any that got to 12 inches either but I love to get some that big. I absolutely agree that as a pet, these are very under rated.

KL

Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:27 am
by mark_w
Very nice babies!!!

There are two subspecies in Europe and the US. Egernia stokesii stokesii is the big one and E. s. zellingi is the small one. There are of course a lot of intergrades but there are distinct populations of each. I have two pairs, in one pair the animals are what you might call average (intergrades?). The other pair are very small and dark. I think these are true zellingi, they came from Peter Ferger.

Mark.

Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:50 am
by splashy07
awwww! Congratulations! Wish there were more of these around, seldom seen around these parts.
Awesome little skinks!

Re: Gidgees born this week!

Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:02 pm
by JoshChimera
Congrats, how are they eating these days?