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    Question Lay box troubles


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    So this past breeding season, after pairing my female with my male, she managed to lay all of her eggs in her warm hide. I had a lay box with moist eco earth that she would always dig in before she laid her eggs, but she never laid them in there. Of course she always laid her eggs while I was sleeping (even if I got up to check) so by the time I found them the eggs would be shriveled and dented. I tried incubating them all, but to no avail. Anyone have any tips I should try for next season?

    fun fact: the day after I got her, she laid two infertile eggs. She was still young when this happened, so you could believe my shock XD that time I had damp paper towels in her moist hide, so I might try that instead for her next season?

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    I have had geckos that do the same thing. Sometimes it would work out after I put her many times each day in the lay box. Sometimes they seem to know the eggs are duds and lay them outside the lay box (sometimes in the water dish!). Another trick is to put her in a small enclosure, like a 5- or 10-gallon tank with coco fiber on the entire floor area, sort of like a huge lay box. You can put a heat pad on the warm side. Now it doesn't matter where she lays them!

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