This likely comes up often but my 1 year old female veieled is attempting to lay her first clutch of infertile eggs. I had a lay bin in her cage for the past 7 months and she has only explored it once or twice. Vines hung into the lay bin so she had access. The lay bin was a black plastic flower pot measuring 10” x 10”. The pot was adequately drained with a mixture of organic potting soil and play sand at 50/50. Holes in the bottom were covered in light sponge to allow water to escape but no soil or sand. She didn’t like it. She has been pacing her cage for about a month now and I know she has a belly full of eggs. She’s eating great but she’s uncomfortable. The only time she stops being anxious is when I hold her, which I rarely do. I saw her clawing at the plastic tray at the bottom of her cage so I decided to dump the soil/sand into a mound on the floor of her cage. She immediately started boring a tunnel into it and I can barely see her tail anymore. I really hope this works and she’s Ok.