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Signs of laying eggs

Postby Jaxson » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:33 pm

May someone please tell me all the signs to watch for that would indicate Jaxson is ready to lay eggs? We have a 40gal breeder so can I put a lay box inside that?
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Re: Signs of laying eggs

Postby AHBD » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:43 am

Hi there, how old is Jaxson ? Females + males can both be restless at times and start digging around the tank but a gravid female will usually stop eating 2-5 days [ but some eat right up to egg laying day ] before laying and just dig at the corners + under everything in the tank. You can put a smallish laybox in the tank, here's the one I had for my girls years ago. Filled about 4/5 with damp sand, they used it every time.
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Re: Signs of laying eggs

Postby Jaxson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:21 am

AHBD wrote:Hi there, how old is Jaxson ? Females + males can both be restless at times and start digging around the tank but a gravid female will usually stop eating 2-5 days [ but some eat right up to egg laying day ] before laying and just dig at the corners + under everything in the tank. You can put a smallish laybox in the tank, here's the one I had for my girls years ago. Filled about 4/5 with damp sand, they used it every time.


Your pic didn’t post.

But I’m not sure how old she is. No one could ever help me with figuring out how old she is. I only know measurements. We got her 1/6/19 and she was 6.5 inches from head to tail now she is about 15 inches long from head to tail but not very wide or huge in width. Her tail is super long. So I honestly don’t know. How do I tell the age?
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Re: Signs of laying eggs

Postby AHBD » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:27 am

Oooops, sorry I forgot the pic, here it is.

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

If she was 6.5 in Jan. she was probably around 6-8 weeks old. She's probably in the 5-6 month old range. They VERY rarely will lay at that age + size, almost unheard of. Probably another 4 months at least but it's good to have the laybox anyway. :) Some females never lay, others can lay at any time even at 9-10 years of age for the first time.
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Re: Signs of laying eggs

Postby Jaxson » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:43 am

AHBD wrote:Oooops, sorry I forgot the pic, here it is.

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

If she was 6.5 in Jan. she was probably around 6-8 weeks old. She's probably in the 5-6 month old range. They VERY rarely will lay at that age + size, almost unheard of. Probably another 4 months at least but it's good to have the laybox anyway. :) Some females never lay, others can lay at any time even at 9-10 years of age for the first time.


Oh wow!!!! Thanks for the information.
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