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 Post subject: Would love some pointers
PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:06 pm 
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This is my first time breading bearded dragons, and i have my local reptile shop giving me advice and are going to be re-homing the babies. I have just come back from college (Nan has been feeding and petting the dragons) to find that Belle my female Dragon has not been eating much for the last three days (she's had one locus today) and all she wants to do is get out, anyhow she is now digging like mad! She has a nest box in the viv full of damp reptile soil that they gave me but she has no interest in it (it was on the cold side of the tank) and is just digging the normal sand, shes not showing signs of being gravid yet but she has defiantly put lots of weight on her stomach and i am sure i can feel something other thank her ribs. Any ideas?

She seemed frantic and just wanted to dig up the other end so i moved all the nesting stuff up there and sectioned off a part of the tank with a bit off wood and placed the soil in there so she can dig against it. She's been digging a hole for about 15mins
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:25 pm 
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Classic egg laying behaviour.
She should be ok and lay without any help but just keep an eye on her to make sure she's not straining too much!

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:42 pm 
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If you can move her egg laying medium into an area where it will warm up to around 28C she may be happier with it. With ours this hunting around behaviour usually lasts about a week before laying.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:32 am 
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I have moved it to a warmer place and now she's digging happily and resting she's not as manic, but I can only get her to eat one locust a day? I'm trying with veg and wax worms and millworms but nothing, I'm worried she's getting skinny.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:58 am 
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If she's full of eggs then there's no room for food so just let her nibble on whatever she likes and don't worry. It's only after she's laid that you need start feeding her up.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 2:08 am 
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Just got in, and found 21 eggs and her sitting on top off them. They were on the floor next to the nest box, have put them safely in the incubater and fed her, so happy :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 3:08 am 
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You did make sure they didn't roll over when you moved them? They have to stay in the same orientation as laid - the embryo is sensitive to position and needs to remain "right way up".

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 4:32 pm 
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She moved them as were not in any soil, and I picked them up as carefully as possible but she may have moved them . How would I know?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:22 pm 
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You wont know it's now just a matter of waiting.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 1:04 pm 
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So far all seems good, none have collapsed but some are sort of brown to yellow in colour, but then that could just be the soil that they were laid in and it has stained everything! How long will it be before I know if the orientation of the embryo was moved?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:46 pm 
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Any that have died will usually collapse within a week. After that they should be OK although you may find that one or two do collapse later for no apparent reason.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:59 am 
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Ok thank you its a week Friday, thank you for so much help with this you have really helped me put my mind at rest with any problems.

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a ... 8520_n.jpg
just a pic of my dragons :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:07 pm 
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Lovely Dragons :lol: but now you have bred them shouldnt they be apart now or you will have continual mating :lol: just wondered :?:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:12 pm 
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It's an old pic :) xx


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:29 am 
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Woke up this morning to find that belle (my female dragon) had pooed but had also laid an egg, is this because she strained to much? She only laid the first batch 2 weeks ago so I'm not expecting any more yet, I'm 100% sure its an egg.


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