What to expect with female dragon?

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What to expect with female dragon?

Postby FandODragons » Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:36 am

Hello, so I have a female beardie who is about a year old. She is around 16" from nose to tip of tail. I have been told that female dragons will lay eggs every once in a while even without the presence of a male dragon. Is this true? and if so, what do I expect when this happens and is there anything I need to do to help her along? Thank you!

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Re: What to expect with female dragon?

Postby AHBD » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:19 pm

Hi Abby, that's something that many owners are curious/concerned about. While they CAN lay infertile eggs without mating they are all different. Some will lay as young as 8-10 months but that's rare. Others may lay after 1 year of age, but some might not lay at all until they are 5,6...up to 8-9 yrs. old An older beardie [ 8-9 ] laying eggs is also rare. So there's no way to tell if + when yours might lay. Many owners are surprised when they suddenly just find eggs in the tank somewhere. Many females WILL exhibit certain specific behaviors like lots of scratching around the tank and losing their appetite at the same time. It's always good to have a laybox ready, you can check youtube for how to set up bearded dragon layboxes , most of them are large plastic storage totes but you can also fix a smaller one like this that I used in the past for my girls.

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

Of course egg laying females need good nutrition and enough calcium but most of them have no problem. So Abby, if + when your girl exhibits possible egg laying behavior you can pop on here and ask away with any concerns you have. :)
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Re: What to expect with female dragon?

Postby FandODragons » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:51 pm

AHBD wrote:Hi Abby, that's something that many owners are curious/concerned about. While they CAN lay infertile eggs without mating they are all different. Some will lay as young as 8-10 months but that's rare. Others may lay after 1 year of age, but some might not lay at all until they are 5,6...up to 8-9 yrs. old An older beardie [ 8-9 ] laying eggs is also rare. So there's no way to tell if + when yours might lay. Many owners are surprised when they suddenly just find eggs in the tank somewhere. Many females WILL exhibit certain specific behaviors like lots of scratching around the tank and losing their appetite at the same time. It's always good to have a laybox ready, you can check youtube for how to set up bearded dragon layboxes , most of them are large plastic storage totes but you can also fix a smaller one like this that I used in the past for my girls.

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg

Of course egg laying females need good nutrition and enough calcium but most of them have no problem. So Abby, if + when your girl exhibits possible egg laying behavior you can pop on here and ask away with any concerns you have. :)


Okay, thanks so much for your answer. She is about a year old, I got her from a pet store last October 13th (2019) and she was about 2 months old. She has been a slow grower and is only about 17" from nose to tip of tail. But I had some friends tell me she might lay eggs soon so I got a bit worried :lol: once again, I appreciate your answer! I'll be sure to hop on here and ask any future questions I may have.

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In loving memory of: Felix the Bearded Dragon, Daisy the Rat Terrier, Violet, Pooky, Sunny, and Henny the chickens,And Bub, my beloved 6 year old goldfish. R.I.P.<3

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