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Discussion in 'Bearded Dragon Health' started by Belles720, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Belles720

    Belles720 Bearded Dragon Egg

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    Hi! I’m new to these forums, however, I need help with something regarding my 8 (almost 9) month old female beardie!

    Her name is kalahari, but we call her kala, she is 21” and 445g, she’s a leatherback “fancy” bearded dragon I adopted from petsmart (yes I know, bad on me ) She is kept in a 75 gallon Critter Condo with T8 UVB and her heat lamp. Her substrate is shelf liner and her basking place is at 105F. She is recovering from a small URI but healthy otherwise and is at the vet for Check ups frequently. But my issue is that I believe she is gravid with infertile eggs, I have a friend on Instagram @rebeccaslittlezoo who had a zero beardie named nirvana also become gravid at 8 months and has been super helpful with advice! I noticed she started scratching about her enclosure, and acted a little more “offended” when we would pet her, or at least anyone besides me would and started eating less. So I got her a lay box, it’s a 22gallon bin with a 50/50 mixture of play sand and organic soil, wet enough to build her dome thingy. I have a CHE hooked above one half and a towel covering the other side so it’s dark enough in there and warm enough. I even have a Tupperware dish with the bottom cut out covered in the substrate to help her along with her burrow. But when I place her in there she just kinda sits? Doesn’t do much at all...HELP! I don’t know what to do and how long I should leave her in there- or if she’s not gravid and I’ve mistaken it? Aghhh- this is stressful
  2. kaylynangel

    kaylynangel Bearded Dragon Veteran 1,000+ Post Club

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    Is she scratching and wanting out or is she digging? The T 8 how old is the bulb? And where is it in the tank what distance do you have it at? I want to rule out the lighting first -- she is pretty young for having eggs however it is not impossible - and w/ her doing nothing in the dig box tells me shes not gravid