Question About Egg Season in Older Females
Posted by Natasha on 3/19/2017, 10:20 am
Hi all, |
My little Stegosaurus is, at age 11.5, starting to get older. I think she still has several more years with us and the vet said all looked well at her last checkup in July.
I have noticed a change in her egg season behavior over the past couple of years. It seems that as she ages, she's less restless and less interested in digging. Right now, for instance, I'm pretty sure she's gravid. Her appetite has declined, her abdomen has gotten larger, and she's started pooping wherever (rather than in water). She's not lethargic by any means - still active, alert, engaged. But she isn't frantic to leave her enclosure and she has no interest in digging. The same thing happened last year.
Is this a normal part of females aging? She's shown no ill effects as a result. Just for further info, she's been through several egg seasons but never laid eggs - always resorbs. When she was younger she had the strong desire to roam and dig. There has been a gradual decline over the past 2-3 years to where she now had no interest.
Any info those of you with older females have would be greatly appreciated.