Female dragon needs

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Female dragon needs

Postby lilyofsalen » Thu May 23, 2019 8:57 pm

Hi,
a few weeks back I got a bearded dragon I renamed Torrin. Her prior owners (I'm her third) believed her to be male and I took their word for it. But then I read the "Sexing Your Bearded Dragon" article and decided to check for myself. One bump in the middle of the tail directly behind the vent, less pronounced femoral pores, thinner head. Female.

I've read that females are a bit different than males in some of their needs. I've read that they may lay eggs and need a loose substrate to dig around in. Is that all? Can you provide me with a bit more information? What are the complications and things I need to watch for? Does she need to be spayed? Isn't spaying dangerous for a small animal?
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Re: Female dragon needs

Postby KarrieRee » Fri May 24, 2019 5:39 am

Yes they can lay infertile eggs and will start doing a lot of glass surfing and digging in tank - if you see this behavior you can get a lay box for her and put a type of sand in it but I am not familiar w/ what kind others on here would know what to direct you to if this starts happening - they can also tell you other things to do as well -- you DO NOT want to get her spayed --- only unless it is absolutely necessary! Brandon ABHD and Cooper Dragon along w/ Tracie can answer questions about the laying eggs --
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Re: Female dragon needs

Postby lilyofsalen » Sat May 25, 2019 11:15 am

When would she lay eggs? Will she lay eggs when she first hits sexual maturity? How do I tell when she has reached sexual maturity?
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Re: Female dragon needs

Postby AHBD » Sat May 25, 2019 12:32 pm

They may lay eggs at 1 year of age or anytime after BUT, some never lay or may lay their first clutch as late as 8-9 years old. Try not to worry, most females have no problem. :)
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Re: Female dragon needs

Postby lilyofsalen » Sat May 25, 2019 12:51 pm

alright, thank you both.
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Re: Female dragon needs

Postby AHBD » Sat May 25, 2019 12:56 pm

You're welcome. :) And I meant to say " some " but hit the D instead . I'll edit it so it doesn't say " dome ".
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