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Burrowing for weeks.

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 3:35 pm
by Realtintax
My blue tongue burrows for literally weeks. He has a good temperature gradient and good humidity. Is this normal behavior? He regualry will go 2+ weeks without eating anything. When he does come up fine and he just chills in the hide and walks around his enclosure but then the next day hes back underground and stays there for 2 weeks. Is it normal for some blue tongues to stay burrowed for multiple weeks without coming out?

Re: Burrowing for weeks.

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 5:40 pm
by Janella
So a few questions first. What kind is your skink? Can you post pictures? What size enclosure? What are your temps and humidity? How many hides do you have? Some skinks will burrow more then others. Skinks do love to burrow. However, usually most will come out every few days to bask, eat, and just hang out. Have you had a fecal checked on your skink?

Re: Burrowing for weeks.

Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 7:23 pm
by Realtintax
Janella wrote:So a few questions first. What kind is your skink? Can you post pictures? What size enclosure? What are your temps and humidity? How many hides do you have? Some skinks will burrow more then others. Skinks do love to burrow. However, usually most will come out every few days to bask, eat, and just hang out. Have you had a fecal checked on your skink?


https://imgur.com/gallery/QB2CEkE

Hes a northern 11 months old(got him when he was 6 months), He has a 40 Gallon, He has a 105 basking spot and has a decent gradent 90-76. I spray the ground once a day and that makes the hygrometer go up to 60 and then it falls back down to 20-30, He has never had a problem shedding so I haven't adjusted that pattern. He has 2 hides. I've never had a fecal done, if your suggesting parasites, I'm pretty sure I've seen him grow a couple inches since I got him. but If i cant find an answer for this behavior then I'll get a fecal done.

Re: Burrowing for weeks.

Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 4:20 pm
by Janella
I would bump the humidity so it stays around 40% or above. Then I always recommend having a fecal checked.

Re: Burrowing for weeks.

Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 2:49 pm
by Realtintax
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