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Peters Banded Skinks For Sale

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Peter's Banded Skinks For Sale   

Scincopus fasciatus   

These animals are relatively new to the hobby, so in light of that fact, we have to be pioneers, and do the best we can to figure their care out, and share with each other our successes and failures.  But what does one say regarding a Skink about which little is known?  Well, first, you talk about wherefrom it originates.  The Peters Banded Skink currently has a spotty locational map roughly drawn representing its natural habitat, which seems to include much of northern Africa.  This strangely fragmented distribution is believed to be the result of the Skink's reclusive nature, and the resulting fact that they're simply not frequently encountered by researchers.  That said, the region to which they are endemic is recognized for a few key attributes; lots of sand, lots of heat, and not a whole lot of water.  We currently keep these animals in a similar fashion to Schneider's Skinks and Sandfish Skinks, with deep sand, a few rocky hides, warm temps, a hot basking area, and a small water bowl, just in case they need it.  They seem to do well on insects, and as so many desert animals seem to be, are nocturnal, exhibiting vertical pupils upon close examination of their dark eyes.  Very little is no about breeding or habits, and a red lamp can be used to keep from disturbing them whilst ascertaining info while observince their behavior at night.  If you pick up some of these guys, please feel free to share your findings with us and the rest of the herp community, and by all means, try your hand at breeding so that we can get a captive bred market going as soon as possible.  Oh yeah, and I guess we should mention here....only advanced hobbyists need apply.   

Bottom Line?   

Well, hell, I don't know if we even know enough to have one...but in the Spirit of Adventure (ah, Pixar allusions...Adventure is out there!), be a pioneer, and try something altogether new and different!  These guys are beautiful and totally worth it.   

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  1. Peters Banded Skink 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 21st May 2017

    Really a nice skink seems healthy alert and started digging right away after a long drink. Also the colors are great.





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