unexpected eggs??

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unexpected eggs??

Postby xAnaBooo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:08 pm

I gender checked my beardie when it was about 8 months old and thought it was a male. But I got home from school and she is laying eggs!! I thought she was just being weird because I thought it was a guy.. What can I do? She laid about 6 so far and I haven't made a lay box, the grocery store is 20 minutes away and I don't want to leave her alone. I feel so bad because I couldn't do anything to make her comfortable.

Please help. These eggs are infertile, I believe. Hasn't been around any other beardie since she was 2 or 3 months old.
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby xAnaBooo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:34 pm

She has been having infrequent poops and hasn't been eating as much, which when put in the context of laying eggs, makes sense.. but all these time it seemed like she was a boy. The breeder said it was, as well as when I sexed her. Perhaps i didn't do it right, or it was too early. She has been eating bsfl so she has a good amount of calcium ( i think. hasn't been eating salad). She laid 11 so far, took a break and is laying more, under her heat lamp on tile.
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby xAnaBooo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:56 pm

She is just laying there so I don't know if she is done. When should I know it's okay to take out the eggs?
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby AHBD » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:56 pm

What a shock for you , huh ? She should be fine though if you say she's continuing to lay. When most females lay them out in the open they still have the instinct to cover them and will often scratch around after, turn around and start nudging them + tamping them down with her head as if she's covering them. How many so far now, is she done ? Give her a good soak tomorrow for a drink or do that tonight if it's not TOO late and then leave her under the lights to dry off. Throw the eggs out in the garbage.
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby xAnaBooo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:58 pm

15 so far.
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby AHBD » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:01 pm

O.K., just let her take her time.
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby xAnaBooo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:02 pm

Thanks. Sorry, I am just freaked out, haha
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby AHBD » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:04 pm

That's O.K, it's understandable. :)
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby xAnaBooo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:41 pm

I threw away the eggs. Ended with 22 total. She is beating herself against the glass now. How can I help her?
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby AHBD » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:43 pm

She'll be O.K. When they lay eggs they expend energy afterwards by covering them up so she's confused and wants to make sure she has taken care of her eggs. Just turn the lights out in a little while and she should go to sleep soon after.
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby xAnaBooo » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:44 pm

Okay :) Will feed her lots of food tomorrow and give her a bath. Thanks for your help.
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Re: unexpected eggs??

Postby AHBD » Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:51 pm

You're welcome. :)
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