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 Post subject: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:54 pm 
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Hi guys.
Scarlet has been gravid for about three weeks now and started showing bumps in her stomach for about a week now. I have made a lay box as well as filling the viv with sand. She has been digging quite often and even keeps trying when she reaches the bottom. When I put her in the lay box she just goes to sleep. This is her first time. So my question is up to how long can it take a beardie to lay her egg and is there anything else I can do to encourage her to lay.
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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:48 pm 
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Make sure the sand in the laying box is damp. I started off a tunnel for Fi to help her get the idea. Fi went mad for about 10 days before laying, trashing the viv scattering sand everywhere. She was dig, dig, digging all the time. A couple of days before laying she went right off her food - the eggs take up all the room in their stomachs. If she's still eating then she's probably not quite ready to lay yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Hi everyone. Well its been ten days since I last posted and still no eggs yet. I have filled half the viv with damp sand and she just digs and digs. I have put her in they lay box several times and she does the same thing everytime. She goes to sleep. When should I start to worry if she still hasn't laid her eggs??
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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:01 pm 
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What temp is the laying box. The sand needs to be around 28C for her to be happy with it. By about 5 weeks I'd be worrying and getting an appointment with a specialist reptile vet as retaining eggs can be pretty bad for her.

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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:10 pm 
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So finally today Scarlet laid her eggs...
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28 in total which is really good for her first clutch.


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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
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Im glad all went well :D look nice and pearly white as they should.

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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
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Nice size clutch - now expect another 2~3 ove the next couple of months :)

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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:38 pm 
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Hi peeps
Just a quick update. Most the eggs bar 3 are all good and getting big.
Nearly finished building my custom viv. Just a couple of little bits and glass left to do. (Will put up pics soon)
Also looks like Scarlet is gravid again!! :) Will let u know on that one.
Thats all for now apart from getting a couple of house snakes too in a ouple of weeks!
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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
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Glad all is well you shall be so excited when you see those first few little cracks and a shake :D post some piccys of the snake it the other pet section aswell shall look forward to ceing the future ark :D

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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:10 pm 
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Cheers Danny

Also im pretty sure a couple of the eggs have twins as the eggs are HUGE compared to the rest. Arc is 90% complete now. Just need the glass & runners and then to decorate them. Little hold back on the house snakes due to difficulty in transportation but ill have them by end of the month.
Oh and yes Scarlet is definately gravid again. expecting those in about a week or two.

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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
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Hope you're saving up for all those crickets! :shock: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:52 pm 
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No need for crickets as I have a dubia roach colony. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
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Be very careful as new hatchlings will find most sizes of roaches to large. We usually start ours on 3~5mm crix, so you'd need to be able to sort out baby roaches of about that size.

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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:13 pm 
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Ok Cheers Rick.

Oh and Scarlet is laying her second batch right now!!!

Will let you know how many when shes done and Ive uncovered them all.

Stuart

Ok she laid another 24 nice pearly white eggs!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Laying eggs help.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:36 pm 
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Great news :lol:

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