CENTRALIAN BLUETONGUE Tiliqua Multifasciata
This species of skink occurs in the northern arid half of Australia, living terrestrially amongst sand dunes, plains and inland hills around vegetation of open shrubland, open woodland and hummock grassland.
It also takes shelter in animal burrows, leaf litter and under stones. It has quite a robust body and large triangular shaped head, with a relatively short tail. Its colour is predominately brownish grey and has 11 to 13 narrow orange bands going across the body, and the tail has wider brown bands across it.
The upper limbs are usually black and there is a black streak across their temples. Their diet consists of soft plants, beetles, bugs, grasshoppers and carrion. Centralian Bluetongues can be nocturnal on warm nights. In summer an average litter of nine live young are born with their sizes varying greatly.
The largest can sometimes be up to five times heavier than the smallest. We have found that the Centralian Bluetongues that we keep here in our outdoor lizard pit seldom seek water from their water bowl supply. They do however come out and drink water droplets every time we provide a water spray.
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