Dystocia in an Eastern Water Dragon

Many reptiles in captivity undergo problems with egg laying.

Most of these problems are related to poor husbandry.

A) Incorrect Temperatures.
If a reptile is not kept at it’s preferred optimal temperature zone (POTZ) it’s body doesn’t work efficiently.
It has difficulty performing normal functions i.e. digestion, parturition (laying eggs / giving birth), shedding, etc.

B) Incorrect Diet / Overfeeding.
Overweight reptiles also have many physical health problems e.g. fatty liver, dystocia and parturition problems.

Generally, improved husbandry & diet and medical management seem to resolve the majority of these cases. However sometimes surgical intervention is required.

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