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Fatty deposits and breeding...


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Posted by Shaky on March 04, 2003 at 15:26:18:

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.


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