Restless Beardie???

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Restless Beardie???

Postby juhason » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:20 am

Hello,
My female bearded dragon has been restless all day yesterday and today. She has laid three (infertile) clutches already and I honestly can not tell if this what is happening again. Her behavior is identical to when she is about to lay eggs.Her stomach/sides keeps expanding and contracting almost like she is in labor but it is not as intense as the last two times and she is restless. But she does not look full of eggs nor can I feel any. She also feels pretty light and when she is full of eggs she is noticeably heavier. I did put her in her lay box twice already and both times she spent all her time desperately trying to jump out, when normally she immediately starts digging. It seems like all she wants to do is run around aimlessly. It does not matter if she is in or out of her tank, she just keeps running around and trying to jump on and climb things. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Re: Restless Beardie???

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jul 15, 2020 12:44 pm

Lighting has a big role in behavior -- can you tell us what your using for a UVB brand and bulb coil or tube and where in the tank is it --- basking temps what are they and how are you taking them - I am asking since you have already gone over the egg laying thing - so we usually start there
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Re: Restless Beardie???

Postby juhason » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:02 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Lighting has a big role in behavior -- can you tell us what your using for a UVB brand and bulb coil or tube and where in the tank is it --- basking temps what are they and how are you taking them - I am asking since you have already gone over the egg laying thing - so we usually start there
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It’s a mercury vapor bulb!! Well it turns out she did have eggs, I just couldn’t feel them which was weird. I ignored her desperate attempts to jump out and after 40 mins or so she started digging
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Re: Restless Beardie???

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:33 pm

Ok so you got a dig box for her?
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Re: Restless Beardie???

Postby juhason » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:17 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok so you got a dig box for her?
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I had a dig box for her from the beginning, but usually when I put her in there she would start digging within minutes. This time she spent over an hour trying to escape the dig box. But on the third attempt after just ignoring her basically she started digging and laid her eggs.
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Re: Restless Beardie???

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:19 am

Ok good make sure you give her extra calcium it seems to drain them of that
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Re: Restless Beardie???

Postby juhason » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:54 am

KarrieRee wrote:Ok good make sure you give her extra calcium it seems to drain them of that
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Definitely will! Thank you :)
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