Laying eggs unexpectedly

AHBD

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Oh O.K, pet store dragons can be older than the employees can tell but at least your dragons grew big + strong. They might be a little older but it doesn't matter too much in the big picture. They both look great.:)
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Wow thats a huge 1st clutch.
ATTA GIRL!!! :cool:
Be sure to load up on calcium for the next week or so she will be depleted.
Real sun would be good also 30 minutes to an hour per day.
 

RHaynes

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Oh O.K, pet store dragons can be older than the employees can tell but at least your dragons grew big + strong. They might be a little older but it doesn't matter too much in the big picture. They both look great.:)
I really appreciate your feedback! This is my first reptile experience and I want to be able to provide the best care of them. I have researched their care and continue to look for better ways.
They are kind of picky eaters but eat their collard greens and yellow bell peppers. They used to eat crickets but won’t touch them now. Drakeo(female) likes Dubia roaches and super worms and Shelsea(male) only likes super worms. I haven’t tried the horn worms yet because they look massive. Any suggestions on other protein sources? They do get fruits on occasion.
I have trained Shelsea to drink from the kitchen faucet like a lizard drinking fountain and of course he drinks in his bath. Drakeo prefers I mist her face from a bottle or drip water on her face.
Still getting used to the gender switch 🤷🏻‍♀️
 

AHBD

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Both of your dragons grew quickly and are hefty chonks, not fat, just really big. Some dragons like that will hold out for their fave food and the new owners will get nervous and just feed them only what they accept. With big dragons like these you can hold off on the preferred food item and only give them some greens until they accept the insect that you have for them. Sometimes takes a good 4-5 days , even a week or longer but they almost always will get hungry enough to decide that whatever you have is once again acceptable and downright delicious.
 

RHaynes

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I will try that approach. It’s scary for first time owners like me to know. The internet like everything tells you all sorts of conflicting information.
Thank you again for all of your help!
 

AHBD

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The exception would be if your female looks very depleted after egg laying, they should get pretty much what they want but of course the healthy greens as well.
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Silkworms are also great feeders.
Be careful with the hornworms and Silkworms though. They get hooked on them extremely quick and will refuse everything esle. Hornworms are great for hydration but again be careful their poop gets very runny if they eat alot of them.
 

RHaynes

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This was the size of my female when I got her from the pet store
 

RHaynes

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This is my male when we first got him from the pet store
 

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xp29

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They look to be about 8 to 10 weeks old in those pics. Alot of pet stores don't feed them enough to grow though, babies are easier to sell and they don't want them to grow, so its always a guessing game.
 

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