230 Bammel Westfield Road, Houston, Texas 77090281-587-2336

Peter’s Banded Skink

Peter’s Banded Skinks make calm pets; their temperament has been compared to the bearded dragon. They are simple to care for, making them an excellent reptile for beginners.

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Other Animal Facts


Northern Africa


Yellow with black spots

Size & Lifespan

Needs a basking spot of 115-125°F, with the cool side of the cage about 85°F


Peter’s Banded Skinks can be quite friendly, and tolerate a lot of handling.


Eats insects, vegetables, and fresh greens.


House alone or in small groups in a roomy cage, with lots of hiding spots and substrate to burrow in.


Adults are 8-10 inches in length. Can live 15-20 years.