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Just laid eggs!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:13 pm
by Caitlinp99
hi everyone.
I just checked on my beardie and saw that she had laid 21 eggs. They are infertile and I thought she was just hormonal due to it being mating season, so I was pretty surprised to see all those eggs.

Should I expect to see any more of them? And what should I do in regards to caring for her now? She went off her food for about a week, so hopefully she’ll feel like eating tomorrow.

Thank you!

Re: Just laid eggs!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:14 pm
by AHBD
Hi Caitlyn, most dragons will lay more than 1 clutch in a season, generally 3-5 but some lay more than that. The clutches generally come about 3 weeks apart. Hopefully she'll start eating tomorrow, they are usually quite hungry after so feed her twice a day and use plenty of calcium powder on her food since egg laying uses a LOT of calcium + nutrients from the body. Be sure to give her a 10 minute warm soak so she has a chance to have a good drink. She should be fine . : ) Post pics of her if you can.

Re: Just laid eggs!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:38 am
by Caitlinp99
AHBD wrote:Hi Caitlyn, most dragons will lay more than 1 clutch in a season, generally 3-5 but some lay more than that. The clutches generally come about 3 weeks apart. Hopefully she'll start eating tomorrow, they are usually quite hungry after so feed her twice a day and use plenty of calcium powder on her food since egg laying uses a LOT of calcium + nutrients from the body. Be sure to give her a 10 minute warm soak so she has a chance to have a good drink. She should be fine . : ) Post pics of her if you can.


Hi, thanks for your reply! :)
Here are some photos of her after her bath, she had a good drink too and I’m going to try her with some food now. [Click image to enlarge]
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I didn’t have a lay box in for her so if she starts to show the same signs again in the next few weeks, should I put one in for her?

Re: Just laid eggs!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:23 am
by AHBD
Aw, she's a nice + healthy looking girl. :) And yes, it's always good to have a lay box.

Re: Just laid eggs!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:34 am
by claudiusx
She looks beautiful.
Has she ate yet?

Keep us updated :)

-Brandon

Re: Just laid eggs!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:14 am
by Caitlinp99
Thank you!
I’m struggling to get her to eat, she ate about 7 crickets this morning and her eyes don’t appear to be fully open

Re: Just laid eggs!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:00 pm
by AHBD
Is she acting very lethargic ? They can be tired after egg laying but not to where they won't open their eyes. Is she still looking sleepy ?

Re: Just laid eggs!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:30 am
by Caitlinp99
AHBD wrote:Is she acting very lethargic ? They can be tired after egg laying but not to where they won't open their eyes. Is she still looking sleepy ?


Not lethargic, she’s still moving around and is alert. She just looked more sleepy than anything. I’ll try her again with food today. She was also chasing the crickets she ate yesterday.

Re: Just laid eggs!

PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:03 am
by Caitlinp99
Still no interest in crickets or locusts yet. I’m starting to get very worried about her because of her lack of appetite