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Bearded dragons are fascinating reptiles that can lay eggs even without a male partner. Whether the eggs are fertile or not, they require proper care and incubation to hatch. In this article, we will explore what bearded dragon eggs look like and how to take care of them.
What do they look like?
Bearded dragon eggs are oval-shaped and soft to the touch. They have a white or cream color and a leathery texture. They are usually about an inch long and half an inch wide, but they can vary in size depending on the species and the health of the mother.
Bearded dragon eggs are laid in clutches of up to 20 eggs at a time, and a female can lay several clutches over a few months.
How to care for bearded dragon eggs
Bearded dragon eggs need a moist and warm environment to develop properly. The ideal temperature for incubation is between 80oF and 85oF, and the humidity should be around 80%. The eggs should be buried in a substrate that retains moisture, such as vermiculite or reptile dirt. The eggs should not be rotated or disturbed during incubation, as this could damage the developing embryos.
Bearded dragon eggs take about two months to hatch, depending on the temperature and the species. The hatchlings will emerge from the eggs by cutting through the shell with a special tooth called an egg tooth. The hatchlings will be about three inches long and weigh about two grams. They will have bright colors and patterns that will fade as they grow older.
Bearded dragon eggs are a sign of your reptile’s health and reproductive potential. If you want to breed your bearded dragons or simply enjoy watching them hatch, you need to provide them with the right conditions and care. Bearded dragon eggs are delicate and precious, so make sure you handle them with care and respect.