Curious observation in probable gravid skink

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Curious observation in probable gravid skink

Postby StaceyLeigh » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:41 am

Not sure if this is the place to post this, please feel free to move it if I goofed :D

I had Calypso out today to weigh her, and when I picked her up her middle/lower tummy felt like a water balloon? She definitely never felt that way previously(3-4 months ago) and my other 2 skinks don't feel like that either. I noticed this when I had her out a couple weeks ago as well, but it was more noticeable today. Is this common when they are gravid?

She is still gaining weight, today 1182g, last weight on 3/1/13 was 1150g.
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Re: Curious observation in probable gravid skink

Postby Richard.C » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:45 pm

can be a good sign,only one of my female northerns shows that,the other lass hides it well,she has only had litters of 7 though ,did yiu weigh your female when she was getting mated
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Re: Curious observation in probable gravid skink

Postby StaceyLeigh » Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:50 pm

Yes her weight at time of mating was 1090g, so she has gained just about 100g. So you are saying 1 of your females has had that feel to her when you pick her up?
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Re: Curious observation in probable gravid skink

Postby Spindown » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:16 am

WOW she must be huge! My largest, my merauke only weighs in about 750 grams! O.O
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Re: Curious observation in probable gravid skink

Postby StaceyLeigh » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:24 am

SapphireTigress wrote:WOW she must be huge! My largest, my merauke only weighs in about 750 grams! O.O


She is a very big girl! 23 1/2" in length. I bought her as an adult and she has always been big.

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