Typically around 50 eggs. With our female the amount of eggs she lays increases every time she falls pregnant. First lots were around 32, second lot were 52 and a lady at… the petshop said her female laid around 74 eggs her last pregnancy. (MORE)
Iguanas do not have maternal instincts and do not care for their eggs or young. She will not miss the eggs. After she lays, she will be pretty wiped out! Many die in transit,… and many more die due to poor care and uneducated owners. (MORE)
Female Iguanas will lay eggs when they become sexually mature, which is around 1.5 to 2 years old. They do not need to be fertilized to lay so therefore do not need a male Igu…ana. They need to be healthy before they lay or else there can be very serious problems. They will also need a nest box to lay their eggs. If you suspect your Iguana is gravid (has eggs) a vet trip is highly recommended to make sure she does not become egg bound as this can be fatal. (MORE)
Green Iguanas (female) will dig holes in the ground to lay eggs. She will dig additional holes to confuse would-be egg poachers. After that she leaves the eggs, the hatc…hlings will grow up by themselves. (MORE)
Week # .
Typical changes/signs .
Appetite remains pretty steady. Increased restlessness starts, or continues if started before egg development..
Appetite starts… to falter as eggs begin to compress intestines and other organs. May eat only small amounts every couple of days or less. Water intake increases. Feces become very small and appear only the day or two after the last food intake. Urates may become thicker, yellowier. May become quieter during this period, basking more. Previously stand-offish females may be more receptive to petting/attention, while tame females may become more prickly about physical contact..
Eating intermittently, only small amounts. Drinking deeply daily or every other day. Urates and feces affected accordingly. Despite reduced food intake, there is no apparent loss of weight (the eggs are taking up some of the space formerly filled by the well-stocked, but now depleting, fat pads)..
When stroking the iguana along the sides of her abdomen, you may begin to feel two soft swellings, one in front of the other (as you stroke from ribs towards the front of where the hind legs join the body). These are eggs..
Tail may be getting thinner (in the hip area and down the tail). Body still broad across the abdominal area from the developing eggs. The bulges previously felt when stroking the sides may now usually be seen to cause small outward bulges along the sides. It is usually 5-7 days after you can see the eggs bulging from the sides that they are ready to lay.... (MORE)