Welcome to the Available at ME page.
Prices are in Canadian dollars (CAD), and shipping is usually around $80-$100 in Canada through Reptile Express (limited export to the USA is available this year on August 15, but with additional costs).
There are still a couple of babies not yet listed here which may be made available at a later date.
Be sure to check the “Purchasing from ME” page for additional details, including some available discounts offered as an incentive for people to research blue tongue skinks and join some great communities.
About the babies and yearlings:
– There is no easy way to tell what gender a blue tongue is, so all babies and yearlings are sold as unsexed. If you absolutely must know the sex it may be possible to test at the vets using a new method, but it will likely cost an extra $100 or so to check. Usually I recommend just picking a gender randomly, or using a gender neutral name.
– Blue tongue skinks should never be together unsupervised, especially with new owners. To prevent people from trying to house multiple skinks together I generally will not sell multiple animals to people I do not already know well.
– Thee babies are currently eating every other day, but can be fed daily in their new homes – they will grow like weeds. Their main diet right now is wet cat or dog food with some fruits and veggies mixed in, and a calcium + D3 supplement on most meals so they develop strong bones.
– The yearlings are currently eating once or twice a week, and are currently about half the size of a full grown skink. If fed more often they will bulk up quickly and be full size in no time. Their main diet right now is wet dog food with veggies mixed in, and a calcium + D3 or vitamin supplement on most meals. Over the year these guys have tried a huge variety of foods including whole prey (insect and f/t rodent), quail eggs, all sorts of proteins and fruits, and so on. I recommend a fairly protein heavy diet while they continue to grow, with more vegetables added once they have reached full size.
– It is important for babies that water be available at all times. This is particularly true for the Irian Jayas, who dehydrate more easily than Northerns. A shallow water dish that is big enough for them to lay in is ideal.
– The babies and yearlings are currently living on aspen shavings mixed with spaghnum moss. Northerns usually do well on any substrate, but I recommend a moderately humid substrate like moss or bark for Irian Jayas.
– We try to handle the babies regularly to help them learn to trust people and get over their Please-Don’t-Eat-Me-Freakouts. Small skinks tend to be scared at first, but calm down with gentle handling. I recommend letting them explore safe places and offering yummy treats to win them over and help them look forward to coming out.
– The yearlings have been handled regularly since birth, so are quite used to being manhandled. They are often jerks while in their bins (they seem to think everything should be eaten), but once picked up they calm down quickly for me.
– Some of these yearlings have been climbing the walls of their enclosures and have slight bends in their back, or have had mouth gunks (food or substrate stuck on mouth) that have been cleared up. These do not effect their health or breeding ability, I simply want to be transparent about any oddities.
- CURRENT AVAILABLE LIST
2016 BLUE TONGUE SKINKS – YEAR OF THE MONKEY
Litter 2017-1: Northerns – Parents: Evita x Wasp – Born May 03, 2017
Northerns are hardy and outgoing, making them excellent pets for most families. These babies are going to be big and dark; you can see examples from the same parents in the 2016 Blue Tongue Skinks section below. These babies are priced at $400 each plus shipping.
Litter 2017-2: Northerns – Parents: Flambé x Alrick – Born May 24, 2017
Like the first litter, these northern babies should make hardy, outgoing pets. This is the first ever litter for these parents and they are completely unrelated to any other blue tongues I’ve produced. These babies will likely be light and bright like mom and dad. They are priced at $450 each plus shipping.
Litter 2017-3: Irian Jayas – Parents: Tsukasa x Musashi – Born May 27, 2017
Irian Jayas are not as commonly bred in captivity in Canada, so having some this year is a treat. They have personalities similar to Northerns, but perhaps a bit more laid back. These babies should get more colourful with every shed. They are priced at $400 each plus shipping.
Litter 2017-4: Irian Jayas – Parents: Toriyama x Musashi – Born May 31, 2017
These colourful parents have made some great babies that are already beginning to colour up. This litter is closely related to the above litter, so I recommend getting other unrelated animals if you are thinking of breeding. They are priced at $400 each plus shipping.
2016 BLUE TONGUE SKINKS – YEAR OF THE MONKEY
Litter 2016-1: Caramel Northerns – Parents: Trouble (RIP) x Jenga – Born June 10, 2016
Sadly, my caramel northern female Trouble passed away while giving birth to two babies, only one of whom survived. This baby appears very healthy now, but due to it’s rough start and possible signs of MBD early in life I am not considering it viable for breeding. This animal will only be available to an approved pet-only home, and I have no problem with keeping it here. This animal is priced at about $300 plus shipping, to approved pet-only home only.
Litter 2016-2: Northerns – Parents: Evita x Wasp – Born June 15, 2016
My best producing pair produced a stunning litter here, with a beautiful assortment of looks. Some babies are extremely dark, or extra speckled, or wonderfully high-contrast. It’s been a pleasure to watch these animals start to get their adult colours and I will be sad to see them go. These yearlings are priced at $500 each plus shipping.
Litter 2016-3: Northerns – Parents: Hank x Jenga – Born September 1, 2016
This much anticipated litter included some stunningly pale and bright coloured babies (the father is a caramel northern, and the mother is a light coloured classic northern). These yearlings have grown into beautiful animals, and it will be hard to see them go. These yearlings are priced at $500 each plus shipping.