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    Not sure about this. Help please!


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    As opposed to male crested gecko eggs dying in a female's stomach?

    (not to mention that technically being in the stomach means they were eaten which would, of course, kill them)

    But on a more serious note...

    Why do you ask?

    This does happen, but it's really just considered a "bad" (or sometimes unfertile) egg. Some are doomed before they are laid, yes. Much the same as miscarriages happening in humans and other animals.
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    I'm a little confused like Daedric;

    Are you asking about egg binding?
    The name Stella fills me with dread.
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    I ask cause i think this might have happened to my female. Should I go to a herp vet Or something like that if it did happen. the eggs have been in her stomach for way over 1 month? Help!

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    Are you positive she has eggs?

    And if you think they've been in there for that long you certainly do want to take her. Good luck!
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    Yes I am positive cause I can feel the eggs in there. And she's huge! She looks fine, she doesn't look uncomfortable, she just sticks to the glass all day. I'm not sure they've died or not but I'll keep an eye out. P.S these are my first set of eggs if they come out, cause im trying to start breeding. Also what's egg binding?

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    Even if they are dead, she should attempt to lay them. As was said before, this would be akin to a miscarriage. Being eggbound means she's trying to lay them and can't. If not corrected, by vet, it is almost always fatal. There are many causes. The eggs could be too big for the female's body, the female doesn't have the strength to get them out, she cannot find a suitable place to lay them, so she holds onto them too long (gecko eggs grow with the embryo), or other unknown causes. If she looks otherwise healthy and has an appropriate lay box, she's probably fine.

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