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Wondering how is best to do it, always kept solo animals. People often sell young pairs, but won't these be related in some cases. I want to try pairing, I feel a life without natural behaviours of mating , natural biology etc is not a full life . At moment have a berber skink (schneider) and want to try find it a mate but not sure how to safely and successfully do that, mine is 2 years old and unsexed . Can a vet scan to sex 100% confirmed?

and generally, is it always easier to buy a pair,young, from reputable breeder /shop? cheers
 

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Wondering how is best to do it, always kept solo animals. People often sell young pairs, but won't these be related in some cases. I want to try pairing, I feel a life without natural behaviours of mating , natural biology etc is not a full life . At moment have a berber skink (schneider) and want to try find it a mate but not sure how to safely and successfully do that, mine is 2 years old and unsexed . Can a vet scan to sex 100% confirmed?

and generally, is it always easier to buy a pair,young, from reputable breeder /shop? cheers
Should be able to, yes. To form a pair, just put 2 of opposite sexes in together.
 

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how do most people usually do it ? buy them already as a young pair ? don't many turn out to fight from being wrong sex and unable to be sure to sex at such young age?
 

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If you are introducing two that havent been raised together, the best bet it to put them both in a space that neither has occupied before, so no one already has claim to the territory.

Using neutral space, introduce them to each other, see how they get along, and make sure you remember if you are cohabiting anything, you need a bigger viv, and multiple basking spots/feeding stations to reduce competition and improve your odds of them cohabiting successfully.
 

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If you are introducing two that havent been raised together, the best bet it to put them both in a space that neither has occupied before, so no one already has claim to the territory.

Using neutral space, introduce them to each other, see how they get along, and make sure you remember if you are cohabiting anything, you need a bigger viv, and multiple basking spots/feeding stations to reduce competition and improve your odds of them cohabiting successfully.
This^ Plus you should really have a spare viv in case they don't get along at some point.
 
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