After 2 weeks of beautiful sunny weather, unfortunately it is cold and rainy again, so putting Timmy outdoors to lay her eggs was not an option. Thankfully, my marvelous Timmy girl is ok with laying eggs indoors into a deep bin filled with warm, soft, moist soil.
When my son observed Timmy digging with her back legs, I set up such a bin near the basking area, with a little ramp up to it, and she knew exactly what it was intended for. Within a few minutes, she started to dig her nest hole!
|Timmy starting to dig her nest hole with her back legs|
|You can see the egg starting to come out of her tail.|
|Once the egg was out, Timmy gently moved it into further the hole with her foot|
|Next egg is on its way out|
|Timmy uses her foot to catch the egg, so it doesn't fall into the hole and break|
|Third egg is out.|
|All tucked in for incubation|
After laying her eggs, Timmy's legs were super wobbly, but she headed down the ramp, basked for a little while, and then tucked into some fresh weeds I offered her.
|You can see that she completely covered her nest hole in the bin before leaving.|
|Nothing like a good meal after birthing those eggs!|