Welcome to Dave’s Skinks, an ethical-first, specialty Blue Tongue breeder who supports: enrichment, handling, spacious enclosures, diverse genetics, and a high-quality, varied diet to all of our Blue-Tongued Skinks.
My name is Dave and I have been caring for reptiles for over 20 years. Dave’s Skinks was founded in 2016 after expanding my love of being a Blue Tongue Skink pet owner into a sustainable business that helps develop a new generation of reptile enthusiasts. Dave’s Skinks specializes in Northern, Irian Jaya, Eastern, and Centralian Blue Tongue Skink species. Please take a look around and if you have any questions, check the FAQ below. If you don’t see your question, feel free to contact me.
A: Northern babies generally come first in late May and early June. Irian Jaya babies arrive late June through mid August. Once babies are born, they are held for health and safety until their first or second sheds.
A: If you are looking for an education on husbandry, there is no better place to start than the Dave’s Skinks Care Section. If you want to know how purchasing and shipping works. Everything you need to know about purchasing & shipping can be found in the Purchase Rules Section. After you make your purchase, I will be happy to provide general support and advice for the duration of your skink companionship.
A: I am always interested in acquiring Blue Tongues that align with my breeding projects. For Northerns, that means specialty morphs featuring high orange with an absence of their traditional dark side bands. For Irian Jayas, size does matter. I want to produce GIANT Blue Tongues. So adult Jayas 25+ Inches and 900+ grams and bigger. The prospects of other Australian Blue Tongue species also intrigue me, particularly Centralians (Tiliqua Multifasciata) and Shinglebacks (Tiliqua Rugosa).
A: CBB = Captive Born and Bred, meaning both parents were born and raised in captivity, as was their offspring.
CB = Captive Born, meaning the mother was collected from the wild, already pregnant and gave birth in captivity. The babies still stand a 50/50 chance of being born sick or showing signs of parasites like any bluey captured in the wild and shipped hastily overseas.
WC = Wild Caught. This can mean caught directly from the wild or raised in outdoor farms in Indonesia. Either type of Wild Caught stands the same chance of coming in sick and having a feral personality its whole life in captivity.