Pulling my female corn out of brumation this weekend showed numerous "hips." These fatty deposits are more numerous and larger than they were before brumation. We had a vet speak at our last herp meeting and he said that fat is a major contributor to egg-binding. Here's my question: has anyone seen this and refused to "pump up" the female before breeding season? I plan on letting her get a bit leaner before letting her produce eggs this year. Any opinions at all? AS an aside, has anyone seen the "hips" on a male? I asked on this forum since its seems that all the knowledgeable folks have turned this way already.