Unmated Beardie laying eggs

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  1. ChewyMonster

    ChewyMonster Not so new Member

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    So my Beardie has been acting strange for the past few days and has been scratching a lot at the enclosure walls. I gave it a complete clean and substrate change today and was shocked this afternoon to find "him" laying eggs :shock:.

    Do I need to do anything? I know the eggs will be infertile and I'll have to bin them.

    Is she likely to do this again? If so how often? She's about 18 months old, I was told it was a male when I got him from the RSPCA, but never thought to look. I've had her for over a year.

    Guess I'll need to think of a new name for Leon now, maybe Leonie!

    Thanks
     
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    dragonlover1 Donator Donator

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    beardies can lay eggs without a male's presence,they are called slugs.I had a female for over 5 years and she did it once,the eggs are usually yellow and sticky.
     
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    Unless the female was previously mated in which case some may be fertile as they can store sperm for a fair while
     
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