What is a sandfish skink?


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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.

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What is a sandfish skink?
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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.

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