||Three months old|
||Blue Tongue Skink|
is baby Indivar. He is a three-month-old baby Northern Blue Tongue
Skink. Northern Blue Tongue Skinks are from Australia but they call
them Blue Tongue Lizards there. Blue Tongues make excellent pets as
they are very docile and are easy to feed (they will eat just about
anything). The Blue Tongue Skink has two ways of protecting itself
from predators. One way is to hide, they have excellent coloring that
helps them blend into the dirt. The other way is that beautiful blue
tongue they have. Let's say a cat ( cats, dogs, and lawn mowers are
the biggest threats to Blue Tongue Skinks) walks up to a Blue Tongue
Skink and the skink will turn it's body facing the threat. It huffs up
to make itself look big and then opens it's mouth and flashes that
bright blue tongue at the cat while making a scary hissing noise. Now
cats (actually I am not sure about cats) and dogs are colored blind so
having a blue tongue doesn't quite help with them, but if you were a
bird or some other animal that blue tongue can be quite scary. In the
animal world having bright colors usually means 'I am venomous so stay away!"
I bought Indivar from a breeder in San Diego two months ago. He has
grown quite a bit in that short time, in actual size and personality.
He is very calm and will happily sit in your lap. His favorite thing
to do is to walk on the ground and explore. He also likes to play with
this ball he found on the floor one day. Here is a video of him playing
with it. I actually have quite a few videos of Indivar so if you feel like
watching skink videos, I have more for you to watch! He is quite the
character and his personality has really come through. Indivar is so much fun
I can't wait to watch him grow up!
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