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Questions about Herby.......


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Posted by FroggieB on March 18, 2003 at 20:41:06:

In Reply to: Re: Newbie Questions posted by windsor on March 18, 2003 at 18:51:38:

Herby is 6" snout to vent and 10 1/2" snout to tip of tail. Of course that used to be about 12 1/2" but that's a story for another time...I don't want to breed her and I'm not interested in the eggs, but what should I be doing so she can hopefully pop this (potential) clutch of eggs out herself??


I would say that Herby is full grown. So, when did she have the first clutch of eggs? Does she look fat and/or lumpy? If she has been under the care of your vet and you have given her calcium supplements as you mentioned in your email and she is soaking she should be in as good shape as is possible. Just make sure she has a nice soft substrate to dig a nest in to encourage her to lay and watch for signs that she is having problems. If she does lay them on her own you will see a lot of digging activity when she decides she has soaked enough. If she is having problems she likely lay down with her head on the substrate and turn very dark.

There isn't really anything you can do to make sure she won't have problems other than to make sure she is as healthy as possible and that her environment is correct.

Do let us know if there are any changes.

Marcia



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