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The fire skink is a medium sized lizard renowned for its bright colours.
We are working towards improving the welfare of every pet reptile, which is why our expectations are so much higher than those of some other retailers and breeders. You want a healthy, happy pet and we know that our skink habitats are a great way to achieve that! Please read our article on minimum standards (see the link in the main description below) to see why our habitats are the most effective on the market.
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They are found in tropical West Africa, in woodlands, forests, and other densely vegetated areas. Like most skinks, they are a stocky lizard with short legs, a long tail, and hard shiny skin; they are also very brightly coloured, with a gold or bronze back, bright red sides barred with black and white, and as babies their tails are electric blue with a black pattern.
Often regarded as shy, once they settle in to their new home they will often pop out to see what’s going on when they hear a noise outside their vivarium. They do like to bury themselves, so a good deep substrate consisting of loose coir and wood chips works very well, especially if there is a good layer of leaf litter over the top. They are an excellent subject for a bio-active vivarium!