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Struggling with gravid beardie

PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:30 pm
by Brittneesmile
My 2 year old beardie has been gravid for a month almost. I’ve made her a lay box with play sand in a large storage bin with her heat lamp. I’ve tried daily to put her in but she climbs up the sand and tries to jump out.
I took her to the vet and got an X-ray, they said she is definitely gravid but the shells hadn’t formed. I was given liquid calcium to give daily so I did that. That was 3 weeks ago. She is still very active and pacing around her tank and running around the house. I got her from someone on Craigslist who couldn’t take care of her almost a year ago so I have no idea if she’s ever laid eggs before. I made another appointment for the 15th for the vet.
Is there anything I could be doing wrong or anything else I can try?

Re: Struggling with gravid beardie

PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:55 pm
by AHBD
She should be O.K, they usually lay when the time comes. Make sure the sand is damp + piled high on one side and the laybox is not too hot. Can you post pics of how your box is set up > They like privacy too so add an upside down large shoebox with one side cut out for her to enter her " cave ".

Re: Struggling with gravid beardie

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:48 pm
by Brittneesmile
AHBD wrote:She should be O.K, they usually lay when the time comes. Make sure the sand is damp + piled high on one side and the laybox is not too hot. Can you post pics of how your box is set up > They like privacy too so add an upside down large shoebox with one side cut out for her to enter her " cave ".


So I just got her a 120 gal tank so I moved the sand into her old tank. Will that work any better or worse?

https://imgur.com/a/Y4hiF9D

Re: Struggling with gravid beardie

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:50 pm
by AHBD
That's the right idea ! You just need a much bigger box and a lot more substrate partly packed in it.

Re: Struggling with gravid beardie

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:29 pm
by Brittneesmile
AHBD wrote:That's the right idea ! You just need a much bigger box and a lot more substrate partly packed in it.


I’ll find a bigger box and put more sand in there. She’s still not eating and she’s running around the house constantly. She’s also starting poop little poops everywhere again.

Re: Struggling with gravid beardie

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:43 pm
by AHBD
That's good but don't wait. Try to get it done ASAP.

Re: Struggling with gravid beardie

PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:50 pm
by Brittneesmile
AHBD wrote:That's good but don't wait. Try to get it done ASAP.


I put a plastic hide in there and more sand today, still no digging

Re: Struggling with gravid beardie

PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:16 am
by Brittneesmile
AHBD wrote:That's good but don't wait. Try to get it done ASAP.


https://imgur.com/a/DefGnuJ

Is this better?