Peters banded skinks

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Peters banded skinks

Postby xkillmeowx » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:39 pm

Hello I recently encountered a peter’ banded skink. I was wondering if anyone has information on them I think I might be interested in getting one and figured skink enthusiasts might be of help with any information on them. Thank you
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Re: Peters banded skinks

Postby mb606587 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:53 pm

From my understanding, keepers have had mixed success getting this species to thrive in captivity. It's not advised to handle them frequently. The ones who are able to get them eating recommend a varied diet of insects, beetles especially, and some vegetables if they will take them. Basking surfaces around 100 degrees and cool zones around 80. Low humidity being a desert species. I don't believe anybody has been able to breed them yet so expect any you find to be an imported animal.
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Re: Peters banded skinks

Postby splashy07 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:44 am

Just to add, they're quite shy and hide a lot. Just speaking from what I see in my friend's shop, not sure how long term captives act as I do not know of any.

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