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RE: Could she be gravid?

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Posted by: rickgordon at Fri Nov 5 00:03:30 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by rickgordon ]  
   

I have had waterdragon that mature at a year, but that size seems small for yearling. you should be feeding mostly pinkies. Females, especially, need to put on some size before they mature or else they are at a higher risk for being egg bound during their first clutch. a gravid female will show egg shaped lumps protruding from the sides. A bloated lizard most likely has metabolic bone disease. If you do suspect that you have a gravid female your first response should be to provide several digging areas at least 12-18 inches deep, and verify that sufficient heat sources exist in the enclosure. If these are absent, egg binding is to be expected.


   

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