Baby Leos

Baby Leos

Postby SSss4Snake » Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:50 pm

Iv got a problem. This is the first time my female has gotten pregnant. iv noticed this about 4-5 weeks ago (can see the eggs) and she has not layed yet. if any 1 can help please do...
What we do today will echo an eternity
User avatar
SSss4Snake
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:29 pm
Location: Pretoria

Postby Bushbaby » Sun Oct 01, 2006 9:01 pm

Have you put in a moist hide box / nest box? They usually will lay their eggs if they have a place to lay it, but also sometimes do even if they dont. Are you sure that it's eggs you are seeing?? Is it a bright white colour or off white colour??
http://www.snakebiteassist.co.za
http://www.reptileexpo.co.za
http://www.boaconstrictors.co.za
User avatar
Bushbaby
SA Reptiles Admin
 
Posts: 10591
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:04 am
Location: Pretoria

Postby SSss4Snake » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:36 pm

iv put in a moist laying box and have kept the temp at about 30C. its been about 5 weeks since i noticed the eggs. they are a bright white colour compared to her. plus iv asked the local pet store and a post doc at varsity who works on snakes but nothing. they all say she should have layed by now. an dthis is her first time been pregnant if that has anything to do with it
What we do today will echo an eternity
User avatar
SSss4Snake
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:29 pm
Location: Pretoria

Postby Jantus » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:42 pm

How big is your female?

A Leopard Gecko should weigh at the very least 45 grams before breeding although even at this size problems could arise. I wouldn't breed a female until she weighs around 55 - 60 grams. If a female is physically not big enough for breeding the chances are that the gecko would not be able to pass the eggs and will become egg-bound and ultimately die if actions aren't taken...

Also has your gecko stopped eating and if so for how long now?
User avatar
Jantus
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 206
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:38 pm
Location: Gauteng

Postby SSss4Snake » Tue Oct 03, 2006 11:55 am

she eats every now and then. but for the most about 3 weeks now or so. but what is very strange is that she is eating the vamiculite in the egg box. and now it looks like she is reabsorbing the eggs.
What we do today will echo an eternity
User avatar
SSss4Snake
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:29 pm
Location: Pretoria

Postby neko » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:06 pm

She's eating the vermiculite? Are you sure it's not just impaction?
It's peanutbutter jelly time! GET SOME!!
User avatar
neko
SA Reptiles Honorary Member
 
Posts: 1405
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:58 am
Location: Boksburg

Postby SSss4Snake » Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:24 pm

im quite sure its vermiculite
What we do today will echo an eternity
User avatar
SSss4Snake
SA Reptiles Member
 
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Oct 01, 2006 4:29 pm
Location: Pretoria

Postby Gabi » Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:50 pm

I think what Pinky meant was impaction caused by her eating the vermiculite.
Artificial intelligence usually beats real stupidity.
User avatar
Gabi
SA Reptiles Honorary Member
 
Posts: 1075
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:25 am
Location: Gauteng

Postby neko » Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:53 pm

Yup. That's what I meant. Maybe the lumps you're seeing is vermiculite that she can't pass. Perhaps you should take it to a vet. They would be able to tell you exaclty what's wrong with her. Much better than we would. If she is gravid and overdue, you could loose her.
It's peanutbutter jelly time! GET SOME!!
User avatar
neko
SA Reptiles Honorary Member
 
Posts: 1405
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:58 am
Location: Boksburg


Return to Leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron