Lay box?

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Lay box?

Postby moby666 » Sun May 02, 2021 1:35 pm

Hi! Last Thursday I was taken by surprise when my 1.5 year old beardie (who I thought was male) started laying eggs! She layed 25 all around her enclosure and has been eating like crazy after.

I've been giving her extra bugs (dubias), calcium, and been offering more water cause that's what I read you should do. Haven't seen her drink water but I'll keep offering!

Since then I have been googling about gravid bearded dragons and seen some people make their dragons lay boxes. My girl layed without one, but would she be more comfortable if she had one? And if its something she would be more comfortable with, should I make a smaller one for inside her enclosure or a larger one outside?

Also, her belly has lumped back up and I think she's gonna lay more soon! About how fast will she produce another clutch?

Thanks :^)
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Re: Lay box?

Postby CooperDragon » Tue May 04, 2021 4:24 am

They don't need a lay box, but it can be helpful for them to simulate digging into the ground and to provide a secure spot for them. Certainly worth putting one together and see how she likes it. Just a mix of damp play sand and organic topsoil should do the trick. You can get a tunnel started for her and see how it goes.

It's hard to say how long it will take for her to lay more. That seems to vary a lot between them. Just keep offering her water and calcium rich foods and see if she wants to dig around in a lay box.

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