They Are Hatching!!!

They are starting to hatch! A month before my estimated hatch date!
5 have hatched so far, they are feisty little things.
I discovered that they were hatching when I went to check on the eggs.
Exciting and surprising times. And extra busy times ahead!
Time to go fill in my log book!!!


Sloth is doing it again! She is not only laying, but laying/depositing her eggs on a Monday afternoon. Late Monday afternoon! Giving me only a few minutes before to collect her eggs before I have to then go and do my bread run.

I am waiting for her to finish at the moment.


I got home, got help in the kitchen and ducked off to excavate the eggs. 16 eggs in total!

So far she has had 32 eggs though 6 eggs have been discarded due to being dead or growing mould.

Gravid Dragon

Sloth (central bearded dragon) is gravid again. Her eating habits remind me of a pregnant woman with cravings. She is always hungry!

It is looking good for a second batch of eggs to be laid soon. It may be time to rethink her cage requirements again.

Happenings Of A Monday

IMG_2796-sml IMG_2798-smlOk, so not everything happened today, but today I am blogging about it.

Today has been a good day.

Firstly I will start off by telling you about last Friday.

Last Friday we tested the gas chamber. You can see the ingredients there to the left and the chambers to the right.

The gas chambers were for the baby mice. 7 baby mice now rest peacefully in my freezer. It was a quick and sudden death and was all over in seconds. However, they did need a quick bath after the experience due to the light shower of vinegar.

Do you know what happens when you put bi-carb into vinegar? Apart from lots of carbon dioxide you get lots of bubbles, almost like an explosion, and if the container is not big enough to house it, then you get vinegar escaping through the tube. I just hope the mice are still palatable for the snakes.

Lots Of Babies

IMG_2790-smlIMG_2795-sml Tis the season to be merry! Well, it isn’t Christmas yet but there are people rejoicing over the birth of the many babies, or the babies to come. First we had the baby mice (all 11 of them), followed by the guinea pigs (in a previous post). This was followed by the next lot of baby guinea pigs to be born. Soon sloth will become a mama (she looks pretty gravid at the moment which basically means “full of eggs”) and then we will have a lot more babies.

There are quite a few humans people I know that are pregnant also. My sister is just finishing her first trimester, a friend from Ukraine is expecting her 3rd child, one friend just had her 8th baby, another friend is very bumpy and due in a few shorts months time, and I think another friend is in the early stages of her 3rd pregnancy. I could have missed someone out here, so sorry if I did.

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