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    Default Can't tell if crested gecko egg bound


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    I got a 2 year old female crestie last October, not planning on ever breeding her and was told she hadn't been used for breeding before. However I know that unbred geckos have the chance of becoming egg bound. Recently she hasn't been eating as much - she'll willingly eat CGD if I hold the cup up to her face, but I can't see much evidence she's been eating much in her cage aside from a very small amount of fecal matter.

    I give her a diet wholly consisting of Pangea CGD, tried mealworms and crickets but she refused to eat them.

    I can't tell if she's more lethargic than usual, given that overall she's always been calm, and she's jumping the usual amount.

    My main cause of worry is that she's quite big, hinging on bloated. I've weighed her and she's always been at around 40g. I'm inexperienced with keeping cresties, she's my first one, so I'm unable to tell whether she's at a normal size or if she's carrying eggs.

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    When feeling her I can't feel any particular lumps, she's just sort of squishy.

    Any advice on whether she looks egg bound is greatly appreciated!

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    I have never been able to tell with my cresties or gargs when they are carrying eggs. I do know that it's very common for there to be great variability in how much they eat. With mine it ranges from cleaning the dish time after time to not cleaning the dish (or even making a dent in it) time after time. I feel that egg laying in cresties that have never been with a male is somewhat rare (but less rare than I have found with leopard geckos) and being egg bound is extremely rare. I recommend you keep offering food and try not to worry. If she ever loses 5-8 grams overnight she's probably laid something.

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