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Posted by: 9boxies at Mon Jun 21 09:17:39 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by 9boxies ]  
   

What if my boxie did lay eggs and I choose to leave them just where she laid them? I really am not sure that I could take care of the eggs properly if I dug them up (if there are any). So if I leave the nest alone how do you tend it. By that I mean, other than keep a screen cage around the entire spot, what else needs to be done. You say if you dig up the eggs you have to keep them from drying out. If they are left in the nest itself, won't they dry out? Granted they are in a bed that I usually water, but I am wondering if it is ok to keep watering the way I normally do, or should I somehow block the water from getting to the nest except for a small amount of water. Gosh......I am really up a tree on this.

Although I have had hatchlings in the pen, I never knew they were laid there and since that time the grass has really spread in the pen so the only soil areas are the hides themselves and small areas in spots of the pen. Perhaps I should have left her in the pen instead of letting her out in the yard. Then I would have never known what she did or didn't do! What I really need to do is separate the sexes. I would love to put one or the other out in the yard loose but I have Mr. T who has laid claim to the yard and goes into a tizzy whenever he sees the other boxies wandering around. The only reason he didn't bother my female the other day is because it has been really hot and he has made himself a home underneath one of our sheds and I only see him occassionally lately when he comes out to go get a good soaking and a drink of water and a bite of food if he is lucky enough for me to see him out and about.

Oh well.......sorry this is another long one. Any more ideas? .....9boxies


   

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