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    Hello, I have a 3 year old female, 20 gallon with paper towel substrate, normal temps and humidity.
    Since late March I have been suspecting she is undergoing an ovulation, I caught her trying to dig once or twice and she is eating alot less/fasting (1-3 crickets a week), also she is noticably wider and looking at her belly it appears to look like she is ovulating. She has undergone 2 ovulation before this years prior with similar symptoms.

    Anyways last night I heard a thud and looked into her tank to find her frantically sprinting and glass surfing. She calmed down and I tried to opened the lid to see what was going on, she then did the aggressive tail wiggle at me when my hands got too close. She had 2 more "freak outs" in which she suddenly sprints across the tank with her tail waggling aggressively. I also noticed her "angry smell" was coming off of her. The other 2 freak outs might have been from her own reflection as i noticed she was aggressivly wiggling her tail at the glass before sprinting.

    Anyways I just wanted to ask. Is this normal for females to have bouts of fear or aggression during ovulation? I have never seen her act in this way before so it has got me quite worried. As of this morning she seems to have calmed down, but is still seemingly alert (watching with one eye open, posture sometimes on edge between rest).

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    I haven't seen this with ovulating females, but I've seen other geckos have funny behavior changes for no reason, so it may be within the range of behavior that just happens sometimes.

    Aliza

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