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Old 25-02-2009, 12:33 PM
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hiya everyone

i was wondering if anyone could help, i got give a female leo a couple of years back because they couldnt be arsed to look after anymore, she came with her own viv n everything i was well chuffed, further on down the line i got a male and another female, the original female is on her own and the other female and male are in their viv,
my partner and me have recently noticed that the original leo has strated digging and when her water bowl is changed at night she buries the dam thing so she has no water throughout the night, she is still eating although she wont chase her food round anymore she is fed by hand of tongs (we put it down to old age) as we dont know how old jojo is, but getting a little concernerd about her burying her water.

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she could be gravid she might be practising digging for the eggs
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Old 26-02-2009, 12:55 PM
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whe we first got her she was quite fat but has lost loads of weight, when we first got the male we put jojo in with him but they wasnt interested in her in the slightest will it be noticeble if she is gravid?
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Old 26-02-2009, 01:01 PM
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Yeah if she is gravid you can usually see the outline of the eggs in her belly - they will be 2 white oblong shapes.
If she is gravid that would also explain her not being as intersted in her food etc.
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nah she isnt gravid ive just had her out and ive looked at her tummy and there is definatly nothing there
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Could mean she's getting ready to mate with the male, I've had experience with some females who were not willing to mate with a male until they found what they deemed a "suitable" are to lay their eggs.

Either that or she's not too far along and you can't see the eggs yet, which is more likely.
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have you checked the substrate temps to make sure they're ok? Also what substrate are you using?
It may pay to remove the substrate and put a non-loose one in ~ this would solve the problem of a buried water dish
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