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Baby cunningham's

Postby mark_w » Sat Jun 07, 2014 8:55 am

Just seen a baby cunningham's in with one of my groups of SA/VIC animals. This is an older female who often has litters over several days. Can only see one right now, but hopefully she will keep going!!! Female in my other group of this form is also ready to drop at some point soon...

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Re: Baby cunningham's & tree skinks

Postby mark_w » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:39 am

There are now at least four babies in with this group. I also found a long dead one in with my other group of this form. No sign of any others. Could have been still born I suppose...

Also saw the first baby tree skink this morning. Had 8 last year and so am hoping for 8 or 10 this year.
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby Ophidiophile » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:06 pm

Congrats Mark - some day I'm going to take the plunge into Cunningham's Skinks!
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby Jeff » Sun Jun 08, 2014 1:44 pm

Congrats! It has been quite a year in the UK so far. :thumbs:
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby Richard.C » Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:03 pm

nice one mark
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby mark_w » Mon Jun 09, 2014 12:57 pm

Thanks guys. We have a second tree skink baby!

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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby RoryBreaker » Mon Jun 09, 2014 8:04 pm

Four days and no pics!!!!!!! :hehe:

Good stuff mark.
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby Richard.C » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:18 am

was just thinking that,pics or it never happened,lol

mark did u end up leaving last seasins tree skinks in with adults
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby mark_w » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:08 am

Right I will try to get pics, although they all scatter when I try to approach!

With the striolata I left the babies in the first time they bred in 2011. Started with 4 x 2009 babies. Once they had grown up and bred (at 2 years of age), producing 2 babies, I left these in, so now have a group of 6 adults.

The second year I had 5 babies and sold these to a German breeder. The third year (last year) I sold all 7 babies to different German breeder. This year I have already had an offer from someone else (also German!) to buy all my babies. Basically no one in the UK has even heard of these but they are valued in Germany, as you can tell!

Last year I had only 1 baby cunningham's and I left that in with the parents. So right now this group has 2,1 older adults (12 - 14 years old), 0,0,1 from last year (half grown) and at least 4 2014 babies!

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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby Richard.C » Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:53 am

nice mark,i wouldnt mind trying colonies of them,egernias,i guess if they are savvy to it,smaller groups are probably easier though.

the germans are big fans of egernia,pity we dont hear much from them
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Re: Baby cunningham's (now with pictures!)

Postby mark_w » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:50 pm

Right, I managed a couple of "through the dirty glass" shots. The cunnis were off as soon as the camera clicked the first time! The trees were a little calmer.

Cunningham's - could this little guy be any cuter?

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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby mark_w » Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:54 pm

Richard.C wrote:nice mark,i wouldnt mind trying colonies of them,egernias,i guess if they are savvy to it,smaller groups are probably easier though.

the germans are big fans of egernia,pity we dont hear much from them


Rich I have an old article (like from the 1970's) from the Herptile magazine which is about a colony of cunningham's which the author built up in the UK. Ended up with like 25 in a 10 foot home made viviarium with wheelbarrows full of rocks in it. This was in the old days of hardly any photos which were in black and white anyway, and I don't think there were any at all with this article. Would have loved to have seen that set up!!!!

Rich I know that at least a few of the German enthusiasts come on here but don't post...

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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby Richard.C » Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:14 pm

nice pics mark,it amazes me how small cunningham skinks are as new borns
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby RoryBreaker » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:21 pm

Richard.C wrote:nice pics mark,it amazes me how small cunningham skinks are as new borns


You should see newborn depressa, the southern form. Now they are tiny!

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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby Richard.C » Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:41 pm

i can only imagine dave,even adults are small ,im still gobsmacked how small this seasons hosmers were,they were at least solider than new born cunnies
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby mark_w » Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:10 pm

Now up to 4 baby trees and 6 baby cunnies and my female pink tongue looks like she is going to burst!

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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby mark_w » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:18 pm

I've made it up to 10 baby tree skinks now so they have done amazingly well for me!!!
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby donkeybuff » Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:39 pm

Sounds like it has been a very good year for you!
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby mark_w » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:51 pm

Yes it has thanks. Without wishing to sound like a broekn record, I had a litter of 20 pink tongues born yesterday morning!
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Re: Baby cunningham's

Postby Ray Gurgui » Sun Jun 22, 2014 3:50 pm

Defiantly a good year !! And you have quite an assortment also !
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