In October I received a call from a local reptile friend asking if I was interested in providing a home for a skink. He works at a chain petstore and they had received a baby blue tongue from their supplier with some ugly burns on his head. My friend had already started treating it, but the skink was deemed unsellable.
I agreed and the little guy came home with me (along with mite spray). In addition to his burnt head the poor baby had multiple scars and damaged scales on his neck, back, legs, and tail. We decided to call him Flambé (or Flambaby since he was so tiny compared to everyone else at ME). I took some pictures of his first day in his quarantine bin:
Fast forward a week or so and I receive another call. The pet store had received a replacement blue tongue… with all the same problems. He came home with me too and was named Sauté. Now I had a matched set of burn babies.
Thankfully the two have done great since arriving, and while they will always have some scarring their injuries have healed very well. They love food of any kind, and are both quite outgoing and curious. Just look at their adorable faces now 🙂