Not sure what kind of skink it is... Yesterday my family was cleaning off the family farm, moving railroad ties and some other random junk that is left behind where our old barn used to stand. My dad discovered a female skink in her nest with about 15 eggs. Considering we disrupted her nest and weren't planning on putting the railroad tie back in place.... my dad took her and her eggs and put them in the empty fish tank downstairs and covered the nest (dirt and all) with an old sign that was outside. I was curious what kind of lizard she was, knowing it was something close to a skink. Also wondering what to feed her and how to prepare a small habitat in the 50 gallon fish tank she is in. I know that she eats crickets and june bugs because thats what i could catch outside for her.
Chances are it is a common lizard. You should google what lizards are common to your area. Alot have pictures, and you maybe able to match it up.
You might want to consider putting everything back outside. Find a nice area away from everything. Brush, or bushes/woods would probably be best. She could build a new nest and move her eggs if she is not happy with where you put her. In a tank and without her natural habitat could be way to stressful for her, and she may not continue to care for her clutch. It can also be hard to recreate what she needs to care for her eggs and possibly babies correctly. You have an idea how you found her, so re-create that back outside. Nature can help itself, but when we interfer, it can be difficult.
Do the research online, google for info. I could be wrong, and she could be easy to care for in capitivty. Good luck
No dogs here. Got a lid on the tank so the cat cannot get in. Well the eggs hatched today, about 6 babies. She has been eating crickets, grasshoppers and such. She seams rather happy and has protected her clutch rather well. She has been staying with the babies too. I was just curious what else she might need to make it more comfortable for her. Right now she has sandy dirt from outside, a hollowed out log, and a small bowl of water, with a small lamp shining in for heat. Anything else she might like. I have seen small heat rocks and thought that might be something she would like as well.
My 4 year old pekignese woke up the other morning totally paralyzed in hind legs and incontinent. Vet says it's probably a ruptured disk or blood clot in spinal cord. However, he ate a skink a few days before. I hear conflicting statements regarding toxicity in dogs from skinks. Can someone please clarify for me.