REPTILIAN TUESDAY # 36
North Africa is the place to be today! We’ve backed our bags, sunscreen and hats to find this desert dwelling reptile! These little guys like to burrow so let’s get on our hands and knees and see what we can find!
MEET THE BERBER SKINK!
Diet: Omnivore: insects, spiders, snails, plants
Conservation Status: common
- Berber skinks are also known as the Schneider’s skink.
- They are the largest member of the skink family.
- Berber skinks have orange scales on blue-gray backs.
- They dig burrows under shrubs and bushes.
- Berber skinks have long tails and short legs.
- Female berber skinks lay 3-20 eggs. She then wraps herself around the eggs til they hatch.
These skinks sure are pretty with their colorful scales! We are such huge fans of all lizards! They are so diverse! They live in all kinds of habitats, come in all sizes and colors and have amazing adaptations! Do you have a favorite lizard?