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Old 13-11-2009, 07:28 PM
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Ok, this is my first post so bear with me,

My leopard gecko keeps digging up substrate and I have no idea why. She did it a lot a while ago then stopped for a while but now she does it occasionally again.

Please help if you have any idea why it is, or if you need to ask any questions then I'll answer them. Thanks
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Old 13-11-2009, 07:50 PM
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have you got a male close by her
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Old 13-11-2009, 07:52 PM
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My Leopard Gecko digs the Substrate now and again, I think it's just part of their nature.

So you have nothing to worry about.
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Old 13-11-2009, 10:02 PM
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No. She is all alone. No male. Why?
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Old 13-11-2009, 10:25 PM
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Digging can be a sign that they want to lay eggs is why it was asked if there was a male. What substrate is she on? I don't think it is anything to be worried about. Could possibly be a sign of boredom - does she have plenty of hides/rocks etc? Are the temperatures ok? And a big welcome to the forum
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Old 14-11-2009, 12:36 PM
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She doesn't seem bored, there are plenty of hides etc. I use calcium sand but her feet go red and sore sometimes if she does it too much that's why I stop her. Should I let her do it? should I try to breed her so she can have eggs?
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Harry, my male could mate with her...
Is there a certain time to breed 'em?
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Old 19-11-2009, 08:32 PM
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I use calcium sand but her feet go red and sore sometimes if she does it too much that's why I stop her. Should I let her do it? should I try to breed her so she can have eggs?
if her feet are getting red and sore through digging in the calci-sand then my advise would be to remove it ~ leos will also dig if trying to reach a temperature they need... what are the temps and how are you checking them?
and no I wouldn't try mating her ~ leos don't need to be mated and if there's other reasons for her behaviour then it's best they are sorted first before adding extra stress ie: a male
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Leos lay eggs regardless if they have been with a male on not
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feb-sept is egg laying season btw.
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