When I found out that lizard eggs are rare and only found in few places in the world, I was very sad for me. Was I ever going to have those sweet smelling lizard eggs again? Good news if you are a lizard or snake lover, you just got lucky because they are perfectly viable baby lizards. Because of their small size and their firm yet hideable structure, m exactly sure that your baby lizard eggs are going to be a perfect addition to your home.
Before actually hatching the egg, make sure that the container is not too deep. The lizard eggs need their very own specially designed incubators to hatch from. The eggs should be placed on a tray lined with wax paper inside the container. Make sure that the egg does not touch the sides of the box as it could cause the eggs to collapse. Make use of a heat source when heating the box so that the air inside is not too hot. Also, make sure that you use a good quality incubator so that your eggs will remain safe and healthy even after hatching.
For the first three days after you collect your eggs, make sure that you feed your lizards properly. Do not leave them unsupervised in the wild. The same goes for you while collecting the eggs because you have to keep an eye on them and make sure that they do not eat all of it. There are certain species of lizards that lay eggs that are toxic to humans. Check the local laws before attempting to collect these dangerous reptiles.
After the third day of incubation, check the incubation temperatures. All reptiles need different temperatures for optimum growth and development. Your pet lizard’s incubation temperature should not be too hot or too cold for the species that he is carrying. As a rule, reptiles will generally have a minimum and maximum incubation temperature range. This range should never be crossed, because it can cause serious health problems for both you and your lizard.
Properly handling your lizard eggs is very important in case you want to hatch them later on. If you are planning to let them hatch, make sure that you have left the incubators in the warmest part of your house or an outdoor enclosure at least for a week. It is a good idea to move the incubators around from time to time especially if there are drafts in your home. If you keep your house lizards live outdoors, you can move the incubators to the extreme end of the patio, deck or porch to mimic the cooler climate outside.
Another reason why you should collect lizard eggs is that most house lizards lay small eggs. Usually, one to two eggs are produced by a female during her mating season. However, some species such as Boas produce larger eggs. Collecting and preserving your baby snakes is a great option as these babies are usually small in size. Furthermore, you may also end up with a larger number of babies if you take care of them properly.
Another reason why you should consider collecting lizard eggs is because these lizards often eat other animals that come from your garden or other lizards in your neighborhood. For instance, when a male lizard feeds on a female, he will usually bite off her hind foot. This causes the animal to grow long whiskers that serve as a warning system for potential predators. These whiskers protect the lizard from possible attacks from birds, snakes, rodents and even humans. Therefore, if you keep your lizards and their surroundings in good condition, you may find that you will be able to increase your pet’s lifespan and even build a close bond between you and your pet.
You will need to collect and incubate your lizard eggs at a particular temperature. You should place the incubator at a temperature of around 55 degrees Celsius if you plan to collect live hatchlings. However, when it comes to females, you should place the incubator at room temperature. incubators differ in their designs; some of them can hold one or more live lizards while others are capable of holding multiple reptiles at once. Therefore, before you invest in a particular incubator, you should first determine the number of lizards you intend to keep.