How Many Eggs Do Bearded Dragons Lay?

How many eggs do bearded dragons lay depends on several factors such as the age, size, health, and breeding history of your female bearded dragon. However, on average, you can expect your bearded dragon to lay around 20 eggs per clutch.

A clutch is a group of eggs that are laid at the same time by the same female. Bearded dragons can lay several clutches over the course of a few months. The number of clutches may vary from one to five depending on how much sperm they have stored and how fertile they are.

The total number of eggs that a female bearded dragon can lay in a year can range from 20 to 100 or more. However, this does not mean that all these eggs are fertile or viable. In fact, many of them may be infertile or parthenogenetic.

When Do Bearded Dragons Start Laying Eggs?

Bearded dragons reach sexual maturity at around 8 to 12 months of age. However, this does not mean that they are ready to breed or lay eggs at this point. In fact, breeding too young can cause serious health problems for both the male and female bearded dragons.

The ideal age for breeding bearded dragons is between 18 and 24 months. This ensures that they are fully grown and healthy enough to handle the stress of mating and egg-laying.

Before breeding your bearded dragons, you should also make sure that they are in good condition and have no signs of illness or parasites. You should also provide them with a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D3 to support their reproductive health.

Can My Bearded Dragon Lay Eggs Without Mating?

Yes, it is possible for your female bearded dragon to lay eggs without mating with a male.

It’s worth noting that not all female beardies will experience this, but if your pet does, there’s nothing to worry about since this is a completely natural process.

How Often Do Bearded Dragons Lay Infertile Eggs?

Infertile eggs are those that do not develop into embryos because they were not fertilized by a male. Infertile eggs look similar to fertile ones but may have a softer shell or collapse over time.

Bearded dragons can lay infertile eggs at any time during their reproductive cycle. However, they are more likely to do so if they have not mated with a male recently or if they are kept in isolation from other beardies.

The frequency of infertile egg-laying varies depending on the individual female’s health, diet, and en