What Is a Sandfish Skink?

What Is a Sandfish Skink?

What Is a Sandfish Skink?

A sandfish skink, also known as Scincus scincus, is a type of lizard that burrows itself into the sand before swimming through it. The animal is native to southwestern Asia and north Africa.

Sandfish skinks can grow to be about 6 inches long. The lizards are insectivores, with a diet that includes mealworms, crickets and wax worms. When keeping the sandfish skink as a pet, it is best to feed baby skinks daily, while adult sandfish can eat every other day. The lizards prefer very warm temperatures and should be kept in environments that feature a basking spot of 95 degrees Fahrenheit, with ambient temperatures between 78 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.