The Big Baby
About 2 months ago Biscuit was 30 days gravid. She dug for over a week but would not lay her eggs. We were going to take her to the vet for emergency removal of the eggs when she FINALLY laid them.
Sadly most were yellow and dead right away, the rest started oozing and caving in despite having blood vessels and signs of life and eventually they died. All of them but one.
This little guy or girl was a fighter and showed strong signs of life. The weirdest part of this sole survivor was as time went buy the egg grew HUGE. It is the largest dragon egg we have ever had.
Over 2 months of incubation finally today 8.29.17 it hatched.
With a nose and tail out I breathed a sigh of relief knowing at least one of these guys made it.
I could already tell just by seeing the head this was definitely a larger than normal baby bearded dragon.
Just take a look at the size difference by a penny between a baby that hatched in July and this new big baby.
And look at the difference in eggs sizes.
And check out the comparison to this other hatchling born in July, both of them only hours old.
There is no doubt in my mind that this little guy/gal is very special. I will keep you guys posted on her/his progress on my Instagram.
The Eggs Are Hatching!
Michonne & OC's babies started hatching this morning and I am ecstatic!
They are so tiny I can't get over it, I always forget how small they start out.
This little guy still has his umbilical cord attached, which is pretty common.
When babies hatch they are in a sound sleep, but can you blame them? They are trying out gravity for the first time after all.
To see more babies as they hatch go to my Instagram! When they are old enough to be sold to new homes they will be listed!
Chewy.com - Eco Earth
For one of the items I am reviewing for Chewy.com is Zoo Med's Eco Earth.
Eco Earth is the perfect bedding for tropical climate reptiles, especially ones that spend most of their time up high climbing on things, like Crested Geckos.
This Eco Earth pack has 3 compressed bricks of coconut shell fibers. You place a brick in water and once it expands it makes a large amount of soil.
I'm sure you are asking yourself, that's great but how does that apply to Bearded Dragons? They should have solid one piece substrate to avoid eating it and getting impacted.
Well this bedding is perfect for gravid female dragons to dig in for egg laying. We have used it for this purpose for years.
I would absolutely recommend Eco Earth for tropical terrarium reptiles and for gravid Bearded Dragons, it is high quality and reasonably priced.
I did receive this item free of charge form Chewy.com, in an exchange for my honest review.
You Tube & More Egg Candling
So I cleaned up my You Tube account and will be making more posts with my HD camera. I just made a post candling some eggs due this month, go check it out and subscribe!
Michonne Laid Eggs
Michonne laid eggs finally, after what felt like forever. She laid on 5.19.17 a total of 23 eggs, though 1 appears infertile.
It took her about an hour to get them all out. They are already white and getting more solid by the day. Dragon Eggs take 60-90 days to hatch, lets hope for 60ish.
This clutch also belongs to Orange Crush, so we are hoping for some gorgeous orange babies. To learn more on Bearded Dragon Eggs Click Here.
And follow me on Instagram for hatching updates!