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Thread: Do They Lay Unfertilized Eggs?

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    Default Do They Lay Unfertilized Eggs?

    Hey guys,

    Do female Tegus lay unfertilized eggs even if they haven't been bred?
    This is very concerning for me because I had a chameleon that became egg bound from laying unfertilized eggs, and ended up passing away. Any information is appreciated!


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    No they don't, they only lay eggs when being bred, but sometimes the eggs come out unfertilized so you have to breed them again until they become fertile

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Central FL


    Female tegus ovulate each year under the right conditions, but if they do not mate, will reabsorb the follicles before they turn into eggs.
    Laura R (FL)
    1.0.0 Colombian Tegu
    1.4.0 Argentine B&W Tegu
    1.2.0 Red Tegu
    1.2.0 B/WxRed Tegu
    1.0.0 Green Ameiva (yet another teiid)
    7 other lizards
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    3 FL box turtle
    1 Sulcata tortoise
    16 snakes
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    4 little frogs
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    and a partridge in a pear tree


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