No, I mis-wrote.
Posted by Roger on 9/11/2017, 2:54 pm, in reply to "Re: Reason for Behavior Changes Found"
"That would lead to an expensive egg-bound spay". Nope, wrong. Rejecting a nestbox does not directly lead to medical problems. Over the years I've read of cases where the gravid female expelled her eggs on a keyboard, in her habitat, on the floor, etc. |
Can you see the individual eggs making bulges on her abdomen yet?
If not, she either has only a few eggs, or she will soon puff up with a load of growing eggs. What you want is to see her experiment with digging in her nestbox, and after a while, one day she suddenly becomes skinny. IMO if she seems to have laid her eggs, she should have a follow-up x-ray to check for any retained eggs. Also, if she doesn't lay in time, she needs a visit to a herp-experienced vet.
Maybe others here can help you with the time period in which she should lay.