Etosha: should I get an xray?

Sharon12

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Etosha female veiled is now 1.5 years old. She laid one clutch of 45 eggs Nov 2019. She was 8 months old. She was receptive for about a month and then laid about a month after and weighed about 112g at the time, then has maintained about 95g. I cut her feeding and her temperature to try to control her cycles as everyone recommended. So she was receptive again in April 2020 which lasted again about a month. It is many months later. No change in behavior but has weighed about 108g for months. I was thinking of a vet appt but wonder if she just didn't develop eggs. Pics included. Thanks for any advice.
 

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MissSkittles

Chameleon Enthusiast
Do you see any little egg lumps in her? Has her behavior changed at all? Any signs of concern?
Both of my ladies did pretty much the same thing time frame wise. Receptive in late October and didn’t lay until mid February. I’m not sure if that’s how things ‘normally’ progress or if that’s how reducing food and temps helps decrease laying. @kinyonga may have some advice.
 

Sharon12

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Hi there. No egg bumps. No change in behavior nothing. I just keep counting the days and it seems way overdue. If she hadnt gone up in weight i would figure no clutch. I will just keep waiting then as she seems very healthy. Thank you.
 

Sharon12

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Hi there. No egg bumps. No change in behavior nothing. I just keep counting the days and it seems way overdue. If she hadnt gone up in weight i would figure no clutch. I will just keep waiting then as she seems very healthy. Thank you.
So the latest. Yesterday she is in all her glory: receptive so I assume she would not have any eggs then? Maybe diet and temp worked and she just grew some
 

Beman

Chameleon Enthusiast
@Kristen Wilkins my dearest will you take a look at these weights for the OP "She was about 95g after first clutch. Then was receptive in May and weight went to 108g. No eggs laid and now receptive again 4 months later still weighting 108g."
What do you think? Not holding eggs right since she has stayed a steady 108 without laying after being receptive twice? OP reduced feeding and temps to help control clutches. See original post above for more details.
 

Kristen Wilkins

Chameleon Enthusiast
Etosha female veiled is now 1.5 years old. She laid one clutch of 45 eggs Nov 2019. She was 8 months old. She was receptive for about a month and then laid about a month after and weighed about 112g at the time, then has maintained about 95g. I cut her feeding and her temperature to try to control her cycles as everyone recommended. So she was receptive again in April 2020 which lasted again about a month. It is many months later. No change in behavior but has weighed about 108g for months. I was thinking of a vet appt but wonder if she just didn't develop eggs. Pics included. Thanks for any advice.
Hello there !. She is on the heavy side if these are Current pics . If you have other threads on eggs can you please link them for me im at work . I’m really looking for temps and feeding , from there I’m going to ask you to pm me . I’m not going to post schedules on this thread please link whom ever you wish to the pm please include Becca .
 

Sharon12

Established Member
Hello there !. She is on the heavy side if these are Current pics . If you have other threads on eggs can you please link them for me im at work . I’m really looking for temps and feeding , from there I’m going to ask you to pm me . I’m not going to post schedules on this thread please link whom ever you wish to the pm please include Becca .
Super thanks
 

Sharon12

Established Member
I do have previous threads not seeing how to link them for you
I will write her history out instead. I keep a notebook
1 got her 6/19 at 3 months old from Petco
2 fed her daily; neg fecal 9/19 weighed 78g at 6 mon
3 first receptive 9/23/19 lasted for a month
4 laid clutch 11/13/19 at 8 mon old 45eggs which weighed 35g. She weighed 112g prior to laying then.78g right after
5 changed to 80 degree basking and 5 feeders every other day after she laid based on advice from forum
6 held steady at 84g for awhile then up.to 98g by 4/2020 13 mon old
7 receptive again 4/12/2020 again lasted a month
8 5/10/2020 no longer receptive weighed 102g
9 by 7/31/2020 was at 108g and has
held steady ever since
10 receptive again yesterday 9/9/2020
That is her history. Healthy pretty laid back
 
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