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    Question Garg infertile laying tips?


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    My 2.5 year old female started laying unfertilized eggs. About 2 months ago when she finally started eating regularly for the first time in her life, she laid 3 eggs, two which were slightly lumpy, and one which was perfectly smooth.

    I had been told if she didn't have soil-y substrate, she wouldn't lay eggs, which is apparently false, despite the numerous people who told me this. Instead she tears holes into her paper towels to deposit the eggs.

    Today I noticed she has dug another nest. Last time she dug the multiple "nests" in advance and I thought she was just being annoying and digging holes. I didn't notice those eggs until I did the tank cleaning weeks later. This time I know to check.

    What do I need to do to help her? Should I add a lay box? Should I add extra calcium + D3 into her food (she eats pangea apricot, papaya, and fig n insects on cycle, as she is very picky and will not eat the same food twice in a row, and would rather starve). If so how much calcium should I add? I have it in powder form for other pets.

    Any other tips are much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmonaughty View Post
    My 2.5 year old female started laying unfertilized eggs. About 2 months ago when she finally started eating regularly for the first time in her life, she laid 3 eggs, two which were slightly lumpy, and one which was perfectly smooth.

    I had been told if she didn't have soil-y substrate, she wouldn't lay eggs, which is apparently false, despite the numerous people who told me this. Instead she tears holes into her paper towels to deposit the eggs.

    Today I noticed she has dug another nest. Last time she dug the multiple "nests" in advance and I thought she was just being annoying and digging holes. I didn't notice those eggs until I did the tank cleaning weeks later. This time I know to check.

    What do I need to do to help her? Should I add a lay box? Should I add extra calcium + D3 into her food (she eats pangea apricot, papaya, and fig n insects on cycle, as she is very picky and will not eat the same food twice in a row, and would rather starve). If so how much calcium should I add? I have it in powder form for other pets.

    Any other tips are much appreciated.
    Is your 2.5 yo garg a healthy weight right now? Please share a recent full-length photo.

    Does she have a substrate in addition to paper towels?

    Let's start with a laybox -- one of those plastic food storage containers like a plastic Ziploc container.
    • Choose a container somewhat larger than your garg.
    • Cut a garg-sized entry hole in the lid.
    • Fill this container 1/2-2/3 full of Eco Earth's coco fiber.
    • Moisten this coco fiber some along with the sides & top of the container.
    • Add the garg. (She should be able to come and go when she wants to.)
    • Carefully snap on the lid.
    • Place this laybox in a warm location within her home.
    • Check on her every so often.

    Are you giving her any additional supplements right now, besides what's contained in Pangea Complete Diets? Which brand and name of supplements do you have?
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