New Single Mom

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New Single Mom

Postby Kimirae » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:35 am

So, we just discovered our 8-month-old dragon is female - because, eggs. She started with one lonely egg, then next day seemed to lay the rest of the clutch for a total of 28 eggs. Then, 3rd day, she randomly lays another on her basking rock. Just needing some assurance that there isn't anything to worry about her laying over the course of a few days. We have monitored her, kept her hydrated & warm & fed her veggies and dubias and her energy has improved since the large clutch. Thank you for any information you can give!
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Re: New Single Mom

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:36 am

They say to give extra calcium --- I am gonna flag your post to AHBD shes experienced w/ the egg laying thing
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Re: New Single Mom

Postby Kimirae » Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:40 am

Thank you! We are dusting her veggies with calcium powder. So - YAY for that!
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Re: New Single Mom

Postby AHBD » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:06 am

Hi there, it sounds like she's doing well so there should be no problem. :) That's a large clutch for an 8 month old, are you sure about her age and was she mated + layed fertile eggs or are these infertile ? If you're able, can you post pics of her, the eggs and her set up ? Here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them
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Re: New Single Mom

Postby Kimirae » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:08 am

First, I have to correct age - she's 10 months old.
I posted pics of her clutch, infertile. (She lives alone.) And, I posted the best recent pic I have of her home. Again - we thought she was a he, so we are NOW getting ready to do renovations or at least have a nesting box at the ready for her next time with a digging/tunneling substrate. (clay) We did make a nesting box for her with some damp coconut fiber material so she could dig more properly than at her carpet. but, she laid her eggs in her cave.
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Re: New Single Mom

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 am

Your pics didn't post- click on the XIMG at the top of the message box then click.on the pic it should post
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Re: New Single Mom

Postby AHBD » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:13 am

Yeah sometimes they don't lay eggs where we want or expect them to. BTW, no pictures showed up anywhere.
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Re: New Single Mom

Postby Kimirae » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:18 am

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Re: New Single Mom

Postby AHBD » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:35 am

She looks good, still has a decent amount of weight on her so she must have been a big eater. :) She may lay another clutch , even up to 5-6 [ sometimes but rarely more with infertile eggs ] What type of uvb lights do you have ? Good uvb is imperative for calcium absorption.
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