Gravid beardie won’t eat or lay

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Gravid beardie won’t eat or lay

Postby Brittneesmile » Sat May 25, 2019 9:54 am

It’s been a month now she won’t eat and won’t lay her eggs. I went to a vet 3 weeks ago and got it confirmed that she’s going to lay. The outer shell hadn’t formed so they gave me liquid calcium for her. I gave it it to her every morning. I put her in her lay box and she just tries to escape. I have play sand in a 30 gal tote with her heat lamp on it. The sand is wet. She’s very hyper, running around the house. It’s starting to make me nervous. I’ve offered her 4 different types of feeders and many veggies.
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Re: Gravid beardie won’t eat or lay

Postby kingofnobbys » Sat May 25, 2019 9:59 am

Egg bound maybe …. time for the vet to take another look at her.
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Re: Gravid beardie won’t eat or lay

Postby claudiusx » Sat May 25, 2019 10:02 am

How long have you been trying the lay box?
If your tank is big enough it might be better to try to find a way to make a lay box in her tank.

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Re: Gravid beardie won’t eat or lay

Postby Brittneesmile » Sun May 26, 2019 5:49 pm

claudiusx wrote:How long have you been trying the lay box?
If your tank is big enough it might be better to try to find a way to make a lay box in her tank.

-Brandon

I put it in her tank she didn’t even try scratching lol
I hope she eventually does.
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Re: Gravid beardie won’t eat or lay

Postby Drache613 » Sun May 26, 2019 10:54 pm

Hello,

It is however, a good sign that she is active right now, even if she isn't eating. Hopefully she is
not egg bound. Has she turned her beard black or is it still normal colored for now?
Do you have any pictures of her we could see?
You could also get some non chemically treated potting soil to mix with the sand. Be sure that
the mix is not sopping wet, but damp enough to where she can dig & make a burrow without it
caving in on her.

Let us know how she is doing.
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Re: Gravid beardie won’t eat or lay

Postby Brittneesmile » Mon May 27, 2019 8:50 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

It is however, a good sign that she is active right now, even if she isn't eating. Hopefully she is
not egg bound. Has she turned her beard black or is it still normal colored for now?
Do you have any pictures of her we could see?
You could also get some non chemically treated potting soil to mix with the sand. Be sure that
the mix is not sopping wet, but damp enough to where she can dig & make a burrow without it
caving in on her.

Let us know how she is doing.
Tracie


https://imgur.com/a/FPzWL5I

Here’s one I just took.
She still doesn’t want any of the food I’ve tried. I ordered some super worms to see if they will help lol
I also moved the damp sand into her tank.

Edit: I moved the sand from her lay box into half her tank at a slant like it was in the lay box
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