Spring Fever

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Spring Fever

Postby jdspdx » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:26 pm

Our female, Atarka, is going through what I think is post brumation spring fever. It started about 3 weeks after she came out of brumation. Restless, pawing at walls of her vivarium. Temperatures and lighting are correct. How long does this last. If she was going to lay eggs when would that happen. Is there anything I can do to discourage laying or will she do it or not regardless. Our male, Azazel, is in his vivarium in the same room but out of sight.
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Re: Spring Fever

Postby Drache613 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:15 pm

Hello,

She could possibly be developing eggs as a lot of them do when there are males around.
Even if she can't see him, she knows he is around. LOL There really isn't anything you can
do to keep her body from developing eggs, short of spaying her. You can make a lay box for
her if you want to, just in case. It is nature, but she may not lay right now.
Their hormone levels increase after brumation which is why they are more active & go into
the mating mode & behavior, too.
How old is Atarka? This type of behavior can last a few weeks to a few months, it's really
hard to know for sure.

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Re: Spring Fever

Postby Drache613 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:16 pm

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Re: Spring Fever

Postby jdspdx » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:46 pm

Thanks Tracie, Atarka is about 2 years old. I think I will go ahead and prepare a dig box for her. Maybe also give her a talk about abstinence. LOL - John
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Re: Spring Fever

Postby DragonPete » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:08 pm

LOL Let us know how that 'talk' works for ya.
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