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My 2year old water dragon will not eat anything after laying eggs enclosure fine temp right she is still being chased around by male a lot usually eats Mario worms/hoppers fine

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I recommend separating the male into his own enclosure, and observing her. It's important to get her away from the male, who is stressing her out. Putting her into a different environment would cause her more stress, so move the male, instead.  If her appetite doesn't return in a day or so after he's gone, take her to an experienced reptile vet.  The danger is that she may have retained eggs, which could be lethal.  If her behavior deteriorates - she shows signs of lethargy, turns very dark, etc, don't wait.

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Donna Fernstrom

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My particular focus is on snakes and lizards, but I have a decent smattering of knowledge of turtles and crocodilians as well, plus the experience to get relevant information quickly if I don't have it on hand in my brain. I can answer questions on captive care, diet, breeding, incubation of eggs, starting hatchlings, and more. I am particularly experienced with ball pythons, Lygodactylus geckos and other small lizards with similar care requirements, leopard geckos, and garter snakes.

Experience

I am a professional breeder of ball python morphs, Lygodactylus (dwarf) geckos, and mourning geckos. I have begun working with Irian Jaya carpet pythons, and plan to expand to include more gecko species in the future. I also have a background breeding leopard geckos, and have kept several other species of small lizards, snakes, and a water turtle.

Organizations
Nebraska Herpetological Society (nebherp.org)

Publications
I have many care sheets published on my own website.

Education/Credentials
High School Graduate. Extensively self-taught due to high interest in wildlife and reptile care.

Awards and Honors
Fauna Classifieds board of inquiry Good Guy Certification

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