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Pairing off Egernia?

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:12 am
by RhoticityChicken
My two pairs of Egernia stokessi produced a total of eleven babies this year, which are now 1.5 months old. I'm interested in holding back one unrelated pair this year and selling/trading the others in a few months (want some Eastern BTS as next project). My question is, is there a reliable way to pair them off this young? I was figuring I might need to raise a small group together, mark them, and wait. All are still in with parents in 4x2x2 enclosures. Wondering if anyone has any methods Of establishing new pairs they'd care to share.

Re: Pairing off Egernia?

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:36 am
by splashy07
I have a 1.5 year old trio, were less than a year when I got them. Was told by the breeder they are difficult to sex until adults, these we guessed were 2.1, and that seems to be the case. The females are larger, the breeder pointed out to me. I've seen one of the smaller ones chasing around the larger one so lets see what happens!

Re: Pairing off Egernia?

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:33 am
by RhoticityChicken
Thanks for the reply. I'm going to separate four out and watch them for signs of aggression. I do get the sense that some "look male" and "look female," but that's guesswork with any skink until one has babies. I know the girls are larger, so I have my eye on one giant one as a holdback.

Re: Pairing off Egernia?

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:11 am
by splashy07
I see you are in Florida, you may want to look to Ron Couto for your Easterns. I also breed them but depending on where you are possibly you can avoid shipping. He is in Miami. I got three of mine from him, the females are huge!