Hello all,
About a month ago I took my female veiled for a little 'visit' with my buddies male. We watched them mate a couple of times. Last Sunday she began to get agitated and started walikng aroun the bottom of her cage, etc. So I got the sand bucket ready and placed it in with her. She keeps walking around,has walked on the sand , and has gotten clumsy, falling from
her perches etc. She isn't eating, but today I saw her drinking water from the
cage floor. She's clearly distressed, I was under the impression she should dig within 3-5 days of showing a change in behavior.

Am I being paranoid? Even though she's a hissing, gaping, person hating grouch, I would rather lose the clutch than her.

thanks in advance
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Hi there, are you sure you have the right laying situation? I've heard they can be quite picky about it. Also, I've read that they start digging when they're ready to lay, and if they don't something is wrong. Being disturbed seems to be a big problem. If it's been more than a day or so, I would suggest a vet call, the eggs could be fused together or something. I'm sure someone that's more help will come along.
Becki
Hello all, About a month ago I took my female veiled for a little 'visit' with my buddies male. We ... Even though she's a hissing, gaping, person hating grouch, I would rather lose the clutch than her. thanks in advance

While I don't know the answer to your dilemma, I do know where you can probably find the answer. Try asking here:
http://forums.kingsnake.com/forum.php?catid=44

If you can't figure out my address, you need help.

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Hello all, About a month ago I took my female veiled for a little 'visit' with my buddies male. We ... Even though she's a hissing, gaping, person hating grouch, I would rather lose the clutch than her. thanks in advance

Well, all I had to do was post the question! I came home from work early today to take her to the vet and found her digging. Hopefully all is well. But what a mess!! She's throwing sand all over the place!

Hopefully by this time tomorrow her eggs will be safely incubating and she'll be back to her normal eating and drinking.
Thanks for the replies!
Tell us if she laid the eggs.
Anna
Tell us if she laid the eggs. Anna

Thursday 10/16, 33 eggs safely in incubated bliss!!

I left her lights on overnight so she could finish. I got a few pics as she laid the clutch. She kept covering her work up, I finally moved her away and took the bucket out and dug out the eggs.

She looks much happier, not distressed. She was very agitated for more than 10 days, poor thing.
Fresh water and food, and now that the bucket is out, her plants are back in for her to hide in.
I guess she'll be going through this again in 3 months or so. Eggs are at 78 degrees with 100% humidity. Should take 6 months or so.
Any tips appreciated, thanks all for the support!
HJA
Thursday 10/16, 33 eggs safely in incubated bliss!!

Can you post a pic on alt.binaries.pictures.animals? I'm so curious Emotion: smile
Eggs are at 78 degrees with 100% humidity. Should take 6 months or so.

The incubation takes 4-9 months. Temperature between 77-86°F, eggs digged to two thirds in vermiculite mixed 1:1 with water (by volume). Take care that there's a good ventilation, high humidity attracts fungal growth.
Anna
Thursday 10/16, 33 eggs safely in incubated bliss!!

Can you post a pic on alt.binaries.pictures.animals? I'm so curious Emotion: smile

Done. First time for me posting binaries though, please forgive any errors.
Eggs are at 78 degrees with 100% humidity. Should take 6 months or so.

The incubation takes 4-9 months. Temperature between 77-86°F, eggs diggedto two thirds in vermiculite mixed 1:1 with water (by volume). Take care that there's a good ventilation, high humidity attracts fungal growth. Anna

I used perlite. About the same mix. I'm sure I'll lose a few to mold etc., I'm just glad she's OK, it took 11 days for her to get to work, no food and little water the whole time. Ahhh, nature.

She was half the size of her mate, I'm surprised she had such a big clutch, I was expecting 20 or so.
Thanks for the support!
Howard
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Can you post a pic on alt.binaries.pictures.animals? I'm so curious Emotion: smile

Done. First time for me posting binaries though, please forgive any errors.

I can't see your original post there, only a reply.
She was half the size of her mate, I'm surprised she had such a bigclutch, I was expecting 20 or so.

They lay btw. 20 and 80 eggs, but the norm is 30-40. You'll have a lot to do when they hatch Emotion: smile
Anna
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