I bought Jeff and his three siblings, Lex, Cleopatra, and Sangria, from a local breeder in Nov 2008. They were all about 2 months old at the time.
Jeff is named after one of my favorite actors, Jeff Goldblum.
Personality: He is the sweetest of all my skinks. Where the others can the get a little moody and want to do their own thing, Jeff is happy to sit on my lap while I'm doing other things. He'll even walk up to the side of the tank where you are and scratch, as if trying to get you to take him out. He does get the urge to explore from time to time, but for the most part he's just a fat, happy, sweet, lazy guy.
One of the neatest things about Jeff, besides his friendly personality, is his pattern.Near his tail, the dark lines form an "eye" or circle of the lighter coloring.
Diet: Canned dog food, occasional crickets, and some veggies.
Housing: Jeff currently lives in a 10 gallon terrarium, but will be moved to something larger when he reaches his adult size (18-24 inches long). For substrate, I use CareFresh pet bedding (blue) over newspaper (for easier cleaning.