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Egg Binding


Egg binding can happen for a number of reasons, primarily stress and inadequate egg-laying sites. Different species of lizard have different requirements for finding a suitable place to lay their eggs. If they are unable to do so the female lizard will hold the eggs inside of her indefinitely. An area with soft sand is usually the best idea for an egg laying site. You can either place a container with sand inside the lizards enclosure or you can move it to a shoebox or similar container with only sand inside of it.

It will be harder and harder for the female to lay her eggs as time progresses and the condition worsens. Often surgery is the only thing that can save the life of the lizard which is both costly and extremely stressful to the lizard. Unfortunately many lizard care-givers do not notice egg binding in their lizards until it is far too late.

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