2022 has been an usual year so far, in part because some of Canada’s biggest blue tongue skink breeders (including myself) had astoundingly bad litters this year. With 9 females bred I’d hoped for dozens of babies – instead I’ve ended up with half a dozen. And I’m not the only breeder who had this luck either unfortunately. Thankfully some of the smaller blue tongue skink breeders across Canada did produce some litters, so there are some CBB babies available across Canada, but definitely fewer than usual.
Now of course this was the year I decided to try pre-sales. Suddenly I had 20 people I’ve promised babies to, and only 6 babies to send.
So I reached out to my blue tongue breeder friends across Canada. The blue tongue community is a special community – we all love these animals so much and love getting the babies into new homes. Most years we work together to discuss breeding plans, who’ll be at what show, etc. We’re friends who all share the same goal – promote this species we adore.
I’m rambling here, but long story short the hero of the hour is Rob Conrad. Today he shipped an entire litter of 13 stunning baby skinks to me. He drove them to the FedEx hub in Ontario, and tomorrow morning I pick them up from the hub in Winnipeg.
Y’all, these aren’t average babies. Rob works with some high-end animals (like Fiji Iguanas! Those are so damn cool.) so these babies are from a Caramel line bred to a Sunset line. I love that Canadians get access to these unique linage skinks.
Rob isn’t the only hero though. Steven from Reptile Express jumped in to help when I made an error setting up a shipping label. He got it fixed and a new label sent in no time. I use Reptile Express to ship my skinks across Canada, and year after year they make it easy and most importantly safe.
Anyways, I have to run for now. Babies arrive tomorrow, Thindra will be around to help me set them up in their temporary bins, and pictures will be posted by Wednesday.
If you’re not already on the pre-sale list I’m sorry, I don’t have more babies. I am downsizing right now – I just started updating my available page yesterday, so if you’re in the market for an older skink or a skink of a different species please take a look.