How big do red eyed crocodile skinks get?

How big do red eyed crocodile skinks get?

eight to 10 inches
A hatchling red-eyed crocodile skink (above) weighs only a few grams and is a couple inches long. A full-grown adult grows to lengths of eight to 10 inches. Mature crocodile skinks are sexually dimorphic.

Do red eyed crocodile skinks bite?

Although they rarely bite, red-eyed crocodile skinks are uncomfortable being handled, and they are best regarded as display animals. When grasped, they will often vocalize in distress and may suddenly try to escape, play dead or even drop their tails.

How big does a Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink tank need to be?

Red-Eyed Crocodile skinks are easily maintained in 10-gallon or 20-gallon glass aquarium or other enclosures of a similar size. Screen tops are a must for this species to ensure adequate ventilation. Two skinks can be kept in a 10-gallon enclosure so long as both skinks are female or one is male.

How much do red eyed crocodile skinks go for?

$130 to $280
Red-Eyed Crocodile Skinks range in price from $130 to $280 depending on the breeder. While they are becoming increasingly popular, very little is known about them as they have only been part of the domestic reptile trade since the 1990s.

Are crocodile skinks good pets?

Red-eyed crocodile skinks have become increasingly popular as a pet in recent years, thanks to the unique markings around the eyes of the species. However, they do not like to be handled, which means that this is one type of lizard that is best kept as a display pet, rather than an active or interactive pet.

Are crocodile skinks good beginner pets?

Perfect for beginners: These skinks can be the perfect pets for beginners. It is because of their simple nature. There is not much that goes into the housing of a skink. When you buy one, all that you have to provide it with is good housing and good nutrition.

Are crocodile skinks friendly?

Handling. Red-Eyed Crocodile Skinks are not aggressive. However, they should still be handled infrequently because handling generally frightens these skinks. They are more of for-show reptile, rather than a companion or handling-reptile.