Egg .....
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Author:  Antw23uk [ Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:06 pm ]
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I was pottering about in Bug's viv tonight clearing up the usual trashing she does whilst she run round the bedroom and i found an EGG. I knew she was acting over weird for the last couple of days,, very restless and digging about etc ....and to be honest i thought she was going to lay last year before she went into brumation ... anyway she didnt and went into brumation.

I have put a small cat litter tray in with her with some damp sand so will see if that helps and she lays some more! They are obviously infertile as she has never been with a male and im 100% against breeding and adding to all the poor unwanted animals in this country.

Im late for her yearly vet check up to be honest because of her being in brumation so its handy because when i go to the vets next week he can do an X-ray as well :)

Author:  Webmaster [ Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:42 pm ]
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No wonder she's been acting funny! I don't know if they lay normal sized clutches when they haven't been mated - perhaps Rick does?

What a surprise for you! Perhaps she thought you wanted an early birthday pressie! :shock:

Author:  Kathryn [ Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:02 pm ]
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More like an early birthday surprise :shock:
Has she laid anymore yet?

Author:  JoshuasMummy [ Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:04 pm ]
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How big are they? I have never seen a beardie egg so I have no idea!

Author:  Rick [ Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:32 pm ]
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They can lay normal size clutches and I've known them to lay a number of clutched in a season.
They like laying in holes so put a top of some sort on the tray so it seems like a cave and try to get the sand to 28C otherwise she may retain the eggs until she's happy with the laying area (retaining them is not good for her). I'd speak to your vet to see if he's any ideas on ensuring she doesn't continue producing clutches this season - if he does Id be interested to hear them.


Author:  dragonpop [ Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:08 pm ]
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Bugs laying eggs!!!
Do they still have like the instinct to bury eggs even if they arent fertile???

Author:  dragonpop [ Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:09 pm ]
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Or do they kinda know its a booby egg and dont really bother as much?

Author:  Antw23uk [ Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:53 pm ]
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I guess regardless of being fertile or not they still look for a digging space! But good question.

She is not a happy beardie at the moment. Definatley more eggs on the way so fingers crossed and vet on speed dial just in case :)

Author:  Antw23uk [ Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:39 pm ]
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Bug is driving me nuts at the moment, its seriously taking its toll on my feelings towards her and infact keeping her :(

She is like something demented ALL day pacing up and down. I have now changed her viv around to see if the location of the digging tray was the issue so fingers crossed she will lay whatever eggs are left.

I've spoken to my vet today and she is booked in for the 28th unless she starts going down hill in which case i will rush her over to him sooner. She is off all food and thoroughly misserable and with an attitude that stinks. I feel so helpless to be honest :(

Author:  JoshuasMummy [ Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:50 pm ]
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Just hang in there with her. Mine has periods through the day where he scratches to come out and the noise drives me mad - so I understand a little of how you feel. You have to feel sorry for her though for how shes feeling right now :(

Author:  Rick [ Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:03 pm ]
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The tray is probably the issue with her - our guys will spend up to a week trashing the enclosure before laying. Ideally they like an enclosed space so I use a kitty litter tray full of damp vermiculite with another tray inverted on top of it to make a cave. The top one has a hole in the side just big enough for her to get through and the whole thing is placed in the enclosure where it'll get to around 28C - even with this though there is still a lot of pacing involved!


Author:  Antw23uk [ Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:19 am ]
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Yep i've now moved it and covered it more. Its getting up to 28C so fingers crossed. I've also left her covered up so she cant see out of the glass. Hopefully she will feel more secure and calmer and lay some bloody eggs :x

Author:  Rick [ Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:37 am ]
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They can be really picky at times and drive you mad over the pacing and digging that goes on. I actually move our girl to a separate enclosure in a back room which seems to help a little.
At least she isn't giving birth half way down a motorway in rush hour traffic like the human variety has been known to do 8)


Author:  Antw23uk [ Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:31 am ]
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Very true Rick and thankfully they will all be infertile so i dont have the added pressure of incubating eggs and then re mortgaging to rear a load of babies, lol

Author:  Webmaster [ Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:35 pm ]
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Fi completely trashed the viv the first time she lay - the second it was a bit calmer. I think the first time it sorts of takes them by surprise to!

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