Do blue tongue lizards make good pets?

Do blue tongue lizards make good pets?

Care and maintenance These beautiful native lizards make a fantastic family pet, as they’re active and are incredible to learn more about. While they have quite specific needs, if you cater to them, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing pet. Blue-tongues thrive in a generously sized, spacious enclosure.

Do blue tongue lizards like being handled?

A: Blue-tongue lizards generally do not like to be handled, but if you need to move a lizard in your yard, and it isn’t in a spot where you can gently sweep it into a box, you may need to pick it up.

Do blue tongue lizards need sun?

Lizards are cold-blooded so they have to warm themselves up in the mornings to become active and to digest their food, which is why you will often see them basking in the morning sun. Like most intelligent animals, they avoid the heat of the day and, in hot weather, may become active in the evenings when it’s cooler.

Where do blue tongue lizards sleep?

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Blue-tongues usually live in open country with lots of ground cover such as tussocky grasses or leaf litter. They shelter at night among leaf litter or under large objects on the ground such as rocks and logs.

Can blue tongue lizards eat meat?

Blue-tongues can also be fed small amounts of tinned dog food (beef or chicken) with added calcium powder as well as boiled egg. Fruits and vegetables that can be offered include apple, pear, melons, pitted stone fruits, berries, banana, squash, carrot, endive and kale.

Do blue tongue skinks need baths?

Skinks like to bathe in their water but also often defecate there, so frequent cleaning is required for the water dish. Blue-tongued skinks don’t need branches for climbing since they are strictly ground dwellers.

Can blue-tongue lizards eat meat?

Does a blue tongue lizard bite hurt?

Blue-tongues have stumpy legs and cannot rely on quickly running away from predators so scare tactics are its first line of defence. Another tactic it uses is its very powerful bite and habit of not letting go. While not poisonous, they can give a painful bite with their impressive jaw strength.