Baby White Eyed Crocodile Skink - Tribolonotus novaeguineae
- Scientific Name: Tribolonotus novaeguineae
- Captive Bred
- Approximately 2 inches in length from head to tail
- Adults can grow up to 7-9 inches from head to tail
- Great beginner pet lizard!
A Long 30x12 inch enclosure is recommended for this ground dwelling skink.
Ambient: 75° - 78°F
A UVB light fixture would benifit these animals.
DISCLOSURE: We strongly advise against the use of heat lamps, or any heat pads for this animal.
70% - 90%
To achieve this, you will need a humidity gauge, as well as a spray bottle, or you can purchase a mist machine.
Agile hunters Feeding on calcium D3 dusted crickets, roaches, and mealworms. We recommend feeding them daily when they're young. In adulthood, you can scale back on feeding by skipping a day.
Substrate & Decor
We recommend a mix of coconut fiber, loam soil, and sphagnum moss for the bedding. These skinks need lots of foliage with small climbing branches, basking rocks, hides, and a small water bowl.
Names & Classifications:
Scientific Name: Tribolonotus gracilis
Common Names: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink, Red Eye Croc
Place Of Origin:
These skinks originate out of the tropical rainforests of New Guinea with high humidity and thick vegetation.
Genetics & Characteristics:
Red Eyed Crocs are oviparous animals, meaning they lay eggs.
Females lay one egg at a time.
Sexual maturity takes about 2 years. When startled, they tend to freeze and have been known to "play dead" (even when handled). Male crocodile skinks will battle other males.
Color & Appearance:
This unique species of skink has magma red eyes and a triangular-shaped head with rows of spiky armor-like scales giving it a dragon-like appearance.
Only males have white pads or pores on their hind feet. Therefore, making this animal sexually dimorphic.
With proper care these crocodile skink lizards can live 10 - 14 years in captivity.