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Can Dragons Be Neutered?

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:08 pm
by ComicBookMama
On a FB group, someone recently suggested to the owner of a female dragon that she get her beardie neutered to prevent egg binding. This sounded odd to me... I didn't know that dragons COULD be neutered, let alone that it might be desireable. I'm guessing it would be quite pricey and risky. But is this a thing, getting dragons "fixed?"

Re: Can Dragons Be Neutered?

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:17 am
by CooperDragon
There is a surgery that can be done to remove their ability to produce eggs. It is complicated and risky, but I've read of successful results. This tends to be reserved for cases in which they produce eggs quite often and have increased risk of infection due to eggs bursting or not being reabsorbed properly. It's not something I would take lightly or consider to be a reasonable option under normal circumstances. It is certainly not the "routine" sort of procedure that a dog or a cat would undergo.