can anyone give me some advice. Been incubating 11 beardie eggs for 57 days ( she had 12 but one went rotten) 3 or 4 started to collapse. I know this is normal. One opened this morning and I’ve just checked and its totally out of its shell and moved about 2 inches away. Its just kinda laying there all curled up, covered in vermiculite. Another ones opened a bit at one end so it looks like that ones on its way out too. What do I do when they hatch. Do I just leave them in incubator, for how long, should I bathe them. I know they might not feed for about 72 hours but how long before they become active. You know, up and moving around. I’d appreciate any advice as this is first beardie clutch. I’m in the U.K, but I’m sure its the same all over the world
Message To: PEPPER In reference to Message Id: 11709
EGGS HATCHING !!!!
Check those cute little belly slits that pass for belly buttons in reptiles. If any of the yolk sac is still showing, usually looks pinkish, keep them in the inbubator on damp paper towels until completely absorbed. Otherwise you can move them to a cage under heat and UVB lighting so they warm up and start digesting their egg yolks. Try not to keep more than 4 together in one enclosure, too many siblings around increases the stress levels and makes it more likely that tail and toe nips happen.
Give them water dripped on their snouts at least twice daily for the first couple of days and if they open their mouths for you, try popping in a small piece of greens. If you can get them started on salad foods right away they will be good eaters for life!
Congrats on the hatching and I hope you get lots of gorgeous babies!
Message To: Lizzie In reference to Message Id: 11762
EGGS HATCHING !!!!
Lizzie, contrats on your first hatchlings. I’ve recently had my first batch of 8 babies and they are now 3 weeks old and eating me out of house and home!! Check the other forum (general dragons) for the photos.