Do bearded dragons lay eggs without a male Yes, female bearded dragons can lay eggs without ever coming into contact with a male. However, these eggs will be infertile and will not develop into babies. Unfertilized eggs will be dented, slightly yellow in color, and should be removed from the enclosure before they go rotten.
Do Bearded Dragons Lay Eggs Without A Male
Female bearded dragons can lay eggs in three different instances:
- After mating with a male
- After storing sperm from a past mating session with a male
- Without ever mating with a male.
Will Female Bearded Dragons Eat Their Own Eggs?
Yes, they may. Female bearded dragons may eat their own eggs when they are left alone to eat them. This should not be too alarming as this is not uncommon in many wild animal populations. Like I have mentioned a few times already, this issue is fixed by removing the infertile eggs from the lay box after she is done laying her clutch.
Do Bearded Dragons Eat Bugs?
In the wild, bearded dragons mostly eat small insects like spiders, termites, and crickets. Believed to be seasonally savvy foragers, bearded dragons will also forage for flowers and leafy greens where they can find them.
Do Bearded Dragons Eat Their Babies?
Unfortunately, yes it is normal for bearded dragons to eat their babies. They just think differently from us. As mentioned, they have no way to recognize their offspring and will not form social bonds with their babies. An adult bearded dragon will see other smaller size bearded dragons as food, and will never hesitate to eat them for survival.
How Do Bearded Dragons Fertilize Eggs?
Bearded dragons mate by the male mounting the female and biting her to hold her still. He will then insert his hemipene and fertilize any eggs she is carrying. The mating process only takes between 1-2 minutes, on average. Females can typically lay 4-6 clutches of eggs during a single breeding season – between spring and early summer.