Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

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Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby Tribby » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:40 pm

Hi, I'm trying to find a pair of these remarkable creatures, (Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis) I have searched most of Gauteng, but there is not much information based on these skinks in South Africa. Do you know of any Import/Export companies that I could try pay and talk to, so I could start breeding these in the country?
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby Lillypod » Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:55 pm

WOW! They are adorable! Look like mini Dino's!
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby Oxygen » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:11 pm

You can say that again WOW what a beautiful Skink gecko cross croc lizard.
I'l defiantly get some of those:}
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby Tarka » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:18 pm

I have to agree...uniquely beautiful. Wonder why they are not more frequently kept by hobbiests. Perhaps they are protected...or difficult to keep.
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby lerikoen » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:21 pm

Aaahh! These guys are super cute! Make sure to keep us updated if you do find them.
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby Tribby » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:41 am

I have read up alot on these little guys, apparently they are pretty easy to keep! You can even keep a pair together, and then even a family. Very docile, shy and nocturnal. But the main reason as to why they are rare, is that they were only found in 1994, still, we should have them in this country by now. They are very popular in the European countries.
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby Bushviper » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:15 pm

I saw some for sale earlier in the classifieds but I am inclined to think it was a scam. They have been imported before however these are usually wild caughts and they dont do well in captivity.
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby Tribby » Sat Jan 19, 2013 7:33 pm

Thank you for the feedback, the news makes me sad. However, I'm sure I can say among the rest of the members, never to support wild-caught. :)
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby Tribby » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:25 am

It has been 6 months now...and the search continues :(
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby F1refly » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:06 pm

Contact Animaniacs, they might be able to organise some if you pay up front. Or contact some guys in Europe and handle the importing yourself, you just need to find a Quarantine facility
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby magda101 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:58 am

Hi, was just wondering if you found anything yet?
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Re: Red-Eyed Crocodile Skink/Tribolonotus gracilis

Postby inajane » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:09 am

Has anyone found any in cape town?
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