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    Hey everyone,

    Keeping this short since I'm on my phone.

    Caught my girl laying some eggs last night so I let her do her thing, and removed the eggs today.

    One of the eggs has a crease going straight through the top. Like a folded indent.

    I candled the egg and it seems fertile. Here are some photos...
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    I can't see any photos but as soon as she's done laying take email out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Last_Creature View Post
    I can't see any photos but as soon as she's done laying take email out
    Photos added, thanks!

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    Oh yeah, that's normal, they're just a bit dry, put them in the incubator right away and they should puff back up in a couple hours If not then lightly and gently mist the eggs, only like one or 2 sprays because they're very ports and too much can be a bad thing
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    Wow, this is normal? Cool.

    Thanks for the quick reply!

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    No problem! Yeah I've seen it happen to many eggs, most likely the lay box substrate being a bit dry bit I've seen it in snake and lizard eggs and perfect babies hatch out
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    Just an update here.

    The egg never bounced back to regular shape.

    The egg seems to still be fertile, but the embryo is floating near the top where the crease is. Making me wonder, if this hatches, will it have 2 eyes on one side, or some similar deformities? What is the humane thing to do at this point?

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    I'd leave it but make sure the substrate is extra moist, before 3 days after laying you could've rotated the egg so the donut goes to the side rather than the crease, after the 2nd or 3rd day after being layer the yolk will attach itself to the top of the egg which I didn't know till recently but I'm sure it will be fine, once the baby has some weight I find they sink down to the middle ish or bottom of the egg so the crease shouldn't be a problem
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    I'd get some kitchen roll and moisten that and place it over the top of the egg for 24hrs that should help hydrate it.

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