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Blue Tongue Skink

Blue tongue skinks have thick, sausage-like bodies, short but strong limbs, and triangular heads. But their most distinctive feature is their namesake — a blue tongue. Most members of Tiliqua have blue or bluish tongues. Although popular speculation places this unique trait as a defense mechanism against predators, it may also play a role in communication with other blue tongue skinks.

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Other Animal Facts


They are found throughout Australia and parts of Indonesia

Size & Lifespan

They live an average lifespan of 15-20 years, although with good care, they can live past the age of 30.


Blue tongue skinks are omnivores, which means that they need to eat both plant and animal matter to be healthy. And like humans, skinks’ nutritional needs change as they grow.