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  1. cadkins813

    cadkins813 New Member

    My name is Catherine and I adopted a female Iguana about a month ago.
    She is approximately 3 1/2 years old. Measures 13 inches nose to vent. Weighs about 4 lbs.
    She does have Metobolic Bone Disease but seems to be improving now.
    The reptile specialist that we have around here says that she is ovulating now.
    Can anyone tell me how long before she will lay eggs and is there a chance she will have fertile eggs?
     
  2. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Hello and welcome to HC!
    What do you mean by "reptile specialist?" You can't just look at an iguana and say she is ovulating. If the iguana has MBD and is truly gravid then she needs to see a vet...now! The egging process is going to put more of a drain on her calcium reserves.
    Whether or not she has fertile eggs depends on whether she has been with a male. If not the eggs will not be fertile.
     
  3. Fran

    Fran Veteran Member

    Hi Catherine and welcome to the Herp Center Network. As Merlin stated, I will ask, has she been with a male?
     
  4. Bitis Gabonica

    Bitis Gabonica Elite Member

    Welcome to the forum - I'm sure you'll enjoy it here:)

    Welcome also to your iggy - you must post pics!!:D

    She is very small for her age, poor thing, where did you adopt her from? Good luck with her, and well done on taking her in - hopefully she won't lay eggs, since she needs all the calcium reserves she has to get better, but if she is laying eggs then it is understandable why and it's not the end of the world, but you must take good care of her and give her lots of calcium and high amounts of UVB. When we took in our neglected bearded dragon, Rocky, who is sadly no longer with us, she wouldn't stop laying eggs, even though she'd never been mated with - the reason being that she now felt she was in the right environment to reproduce. This may be the same in your case?
     
  5. jmherp

    jmherp Elite Member

    Hello and welcome to HC...
     
  6. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    Welcome Catherine,

    I agree that a qualified vet should be in reserve for your little girl. IF she has MBD, she may not be able to pass eggs at all and may need spaying. How are you keeping her? Have you invested in a proper UVB lamp for her? Besides calcium in her food these lights are needed. Good luck and let us know if you have any questions.....Lyn
     
  7. DarkMagician207

    DarkMagician207 Elite Member

    welcome to HC. hope your iguana will be alright.
     
  8. Lyn'sSteve

    Lyn'sSteve Elite Member

    Hi Catherine!

    Welcome to the HC Network! Make yourself at home and ask lots of questions ... someone will answer.

    Steve
     
  9. angel

    angel Elite Member

    Welcome to HC. As you can see there are plenty of "Reptile Specialists" here for your every need. Best of luck with your ig. Post pics soon!
    Angel
     
  10. cadkins813

    cadkins813 New Member

    Yes she has the proper lighting on her. And gets as much calcium as I can get her to take. She will not eat any thing that I try to put the powder calcium on nor will she drink her water if I put it in there. She has Repti-Cal pellets available all the time (wont eat them wet so..). And gets a liquid vitamin suppliment in her water that she will drink. She is doing much better than when I got her. She was rescued from an apartment fire here. I have only had her since the first week in January so I don't know if she was with a male before that.
     
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