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    Default Crested Gecko hasnt layed her eggs


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    About a little over a month ago i had to take a trip and let my friend baby sit my crested geckos, and she said that they mated...My female, stitch, 2 years old was 30-32 grams. Her belly is fat looking and i can feel an egg inside of her i think, its always 72-75 degrees inside her tank and i mist 1-2 times a day as there is a bit more ventilation that i would like. Before i didnt have a light on her because i believed the light in my room was enough to simulate day and night, but a few days ago i put a lamp on her to increase the temp and make it seem brighter for her. I have a tupperware in her tank with vermiculite in it that is damp with a hole cut in the lid, and i have moss in the darker corner and a log covering the area so she has a variety of places to lay her eggs. I havent seen her dig around anywhere she just hands out on her log or on the tanks door. I offer her repashy crested gecko diet every couple of days and leave it in her tank till i refresh it. Ever since i got her she hasnt ever eaten much, she isnt calcium deficient but possibly not enough stored up for eggs, since she doesnt eat much of her "mush" and doesnt really like bugs, how can i get more calcium to her? I dont want her to become egg bound, or die or anything. Someone help me with her.

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    if you think she's low on calcium, underweight, and not feeding well, please separate her from your male as soon as possible. cresties, like many reptiles, can retain sperm for a long time.

    I would say...as long as her behavior's normal, it's not time to panic. this is especially the case if she hasn't been digging.

    if you're concerned, perhaps give her another lay box with another type of substrate; mine laid very nicely in damp organic potting soil mixed 50/50 with peat moss. straight vermiculite or moss may not have a texture she likes. otherwise, I'd leave her alone for a bit and try not to worry as long as she's not acting like she's in distress.
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    They have been seperated since i thought she was gravid. She does not seem to be in distress. Ill try another laying box. How can i get her to eat more, as long as ive had her shes been a very picky eater. I just put a bowl of small meal worms dusted with calcium in her tank, i offered them to her outside before i gave them to her and she didnt seem very interested. Im just worried about her i care for her a lot. I have sphangnum moss i can mix with vermaculate, i havent any potting soil and am not able to get to a supply store for a while. I read that putting her in a "sauna" could help coax her to lay her eggs. Should i try that now or wait a while.

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    It can take well over a month for the female to lay eggs. Usually around 2-3. She will likely lay the eggs away from the lay box. I never had one lay in vermicuite, peralite, or hatchrite. Also, she is very unlikely to get egg bound (an issue I never had with hundreds of clutches) but they can use up all their calcium, which can lead to seizures and possibly death. If she opens her mouth, and you see two bulges in the mouth, she likely has enough calcium left.

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    she still seems to be doing alright, she doesnt open her mouth, and im unsure exactly how to force her to open her mouth, she ate 2 big mouthfulls of repashy that i added some extra calcium to last night and then didnt want to ahve anything more to do with it, i put what was left in the bowl into her tank, doesnt look like shes touched it. Ill wait a while and see what happens.

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