An ig carries her eggs for about 60 days before laying.
Outward signs of dystocia (egg binding) are kinda hard to detect. She will appear weak and may become visibly stressed. She may be straining to push them out and may even have prolapsed tissue. It is recommended that the iguana be taken in for an X ray if there is any doubt.
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Post by IguanaKing on Jun 29, 2004 15:37:34 GMT -8
If she is at the point where she should be laying eggs, you will also have noticed that she has stopped eating. Each ig is different, with some stopping their eating two weeks before, to mine stopping almost 1 month prior on each of her three clutches. Then again, apparently some don't even stop eating altogether, but eat much less than usual. Also, her tail will become much less rigid as fat is consumed while she is not eating. If she has not been eating for more than two weeks, its probably a good idea to get her checked out by a good reptile vet, just in case. If she is still eating, just make sure to give her extra calcium and lots of climbing opportunities. The extra exercise, which she should do on her own (instinct will make her much more active than usual), will be crucial in making sure she doesn't bind.
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