Padme...gravid?

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junebug82

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How can I know for sure if Padme is gravid?

She was with a male about 3 weeks ago..but he didn't seem super interested...and I was almost positive they had not mated.

But Padame is eating like its her job...I really think she would eat until she threw up. I have been giving her about 6 or 7 super and then her salad....but I bet she would eat 20+ supers if I gave them to her. (But supers have the chitin..so I don't want to overdo it). Should I just give her a few supers...and then as many hornworms as she'll eat?? (I have atleast 100 1inch hornworms) .

Today she ate 5 or 6 supers and a 3.5 inch hornworm...some butternut squash..some acorn squash, a cherry and 3 bites of a banana. She is enormous. I was thinking maybe its just because she's pigging out.....but...I weighed her tonight and she is 468grams! Just 3 weeks ago she was 405!?!

Her belly does look really thick...I don't see anything that looks like eggs..but she is huge!

I guess I will know for sure in the next week or so! In the mean time I will be preparing a lay box...and incubator :)
 

Claudiusx

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You can try to feel around the underside of the belly and check to see if you feel anything that feels like eggs.

-Brandon
 

junebug82

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Hubby is in denial. He says..she is just fat because I feed her way too much! Is it possible that she would gain 60+ grams from simply eating...over the course of 3 weeks? Padme is just over 2 years old and 17.5 inches...so the 60+ grams is all in the belly area...she is not still "growing".

What do you guys think?
Ill get a pic tomorrow :)
 
If you put a female with a male and do not watch every moment they are together, assume gravid with this info. Feeling for eggs has seldom worked for me and is really just a myth in my mind. Watch her and be ready for her to lay in 21-35 days.
 

Claudiusx

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It's not a myth. I've used it lots of times. You definitely CAN feel eggs if they are in there.

-Brandon
 

junebug82

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Thank you guys!

I have heard that you can NOT always tell there are eggs in there. I will keep a close eye on her and watch for the signs :)
 

Claudiusx

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Well unless your dragon weighs like 5lbs, its kinda hard to miss feeling 20+ good sized eggs in a females stomach lol.

-Brandon
 

junebug82

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Here's a pic of Padmes belly

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She has gained 82 grams in the past 3 weeks!
 
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