for almost four years now I was under the impression I had a male bearded dragon. To my suprise he just laid a clutch of 17 eggs !!! OY has never met any other dragon, how is it possible for her to lay eggs? is this common? We would now like to get her preggo, is their any foreseeable problems with this? Can we begin mating right away?
Message To: Oydragon In reference to Message Id: 53212
They do lay eggs whether with a male or not. Do not breed until you have read all you can find on it. She should have a thorough vet check and fecal exam to make sure she is healthy prior. A male will have to be quarantined for 1-3 months to be sure he is healthy and won’t contaminate your female. If housed together they need to be in an enclosure that is 4x2x2 at least and you need to have 2 separate tanks at least 55 gallons each in case they fight or he stresses her with wanting to breed constantly. Babies are expensive to feed and require several tanks or tubs per clutch plus lighting. You have to be able to find good homes for all of them as well. Please to not go into it lightly.
Message To: Blue In reference to Message Id: 53217
Thank you for the info. We have been wanting to breed oy for a long time and we have researched it a little so we know there is a lot involved. We were actually looking for a female but I guess we don’t have to look very far! I have a friend who has a healthy sandfire male and ours is the most common one, very light in color. What do you think about breeding different types? We have a very large cage (Over 50 gallons, and extra cages available.
Message To: Oydragon In reference to Message Id: 53328
Well it might take the different dragons a while to acclimate to each other. I put a sandfire in with my tiger-phase and they did not breed for the whole season. Now i have a pastel female, A tiger phase female, and i regular male. I have just noticed that my female is gravid so it definitly is breeding season. Just be careful because if u don’t find your girl dragon a mate there is a chance that she could become eggbound. Thats when the eggs get stuck in her stomach and rott(although probably already know). So i would definitly consider putting in the sandfire and try breeding them other then waste your money on a male that could be a dud. You never quite know.and if you notice headbobbing from the male and female,, and armwaving from the female then breeding is pretty close. I would then consider getting a male. and it would be a good idea to spend maybe 100$ extra dollars on a pastel or high gold or possibly sandfire hypo to raise the price of the babies, because babies are getting cheaper and cheaper if you don’t have nice colors. Hope i could be of some help. later:) JJ
Message To: T-E-G-U- In reference to Message Id: 53530
Eggbound is not from lack of mating, I have no clue where that came from. Eggbound is when the female can’t pass the eggs because of some physical deformay or she’s simply not comfortable with her lay site. I would introduce them by letting them play together and then clean and rearrange an enclosure so that it is new and not one or the others territory.