Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

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Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby cbranham » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:27 pm

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One of my customers brought me eggs a couple of months ago and they have all been going bad. I had 3 left and I went to cut one open to see if it ws fertile and a little baby dragon and the egg sac fell out of the egg onto the vermiculite. Is there anything I can do to save it? I feel terrible.
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby TheWolfmanTom » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:32 pm

There is no need to cut a dragon egg.
Shine a bright flashlight on it and you will know its fertile.
The dragon may not make it being out of the egg to soon. How old are the eggs? This will let me know how far along the baby developed.
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby cbranham » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:50 pm

They will be 60 days tomorrow. We looked and they did not looked fertilized. I cut them open just to see if there was anything in there. I was not expecting a baby to come out. The egg was all dented and starting to turn a greenish color. All of the other eggs that I opened did not have anything in them.
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby Mistyck » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:52 pm

You're not supposed to cut dragon eggs. They will hatch when they're ready and if they don't hatch it wasn't meant to be. :?
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby cbranham » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:59 pm

We thought they were all bad, so I was just curious to see what was inside of them. I did not think there was anything in them. I wasn't trying to hatch them early or anything. I feel horrible!!
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby cbranham » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:14 pm

I put it back in the incubator right away. I left it at the same temperature I had the eggs at. I just don't know if it will be ok on the vermiculite.
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby cbranham » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:21 pm

What would be the best thing for me to put it in, since it is still in the incubator?
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby Gail » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:30 pm

I'd leave it in the incubator in a small contain with a slightly damp paper towel. You don't want the egg yolk to dry out, besides that all you can do it wait. Its doesn't need water at this point.
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby cbranham » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:47 am

As of last night, the baby was still in squished up in a clear sac and all of the yolk looked good. There was something moving in and out that looked like a heart beat, but I didn't see any other movement. I put the baby on a paper towel in my container and removed any stuck on vermiculite. I put it back in the incubator with the vermiculite in another container to add some humidity. I didn't think about putting a wet paper towel in with it. Thanks for all of your help. As soon as I get to the store this morning, I will let you know how he/she is doing. I am keeping my fingers crossed, but my hopes are not very high. If it lives, I will probably return it to my customer and see what they would like to do with the baby. I don't want to get their hopes up yet since they have little kids. Thanks again.
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby TheWolfmanTom » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:31 am

At 60 days I would say you have a 50/50 shot. Can you post a couple of pictures?
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:30 pm

Hello,

I agree with Tom, I give him/her a 50/50 shot.
Do you have any pictures? I am just curious what it is looking like?
Keep us posted on the little one.

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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby KitsuneGem » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:37 pm

I'm also wondering what it looks like
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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby Drache613 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:27 pm

Hello,

How is your little one doing?


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Re: Baby dragon out of the egg too soon

Postby KitsuneGem » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:37 pm

Hows the baby doing?
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