Egg binding (also known as dystocia) occurs when a female ackie monitor is unable to lay her eggs.
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen cloaca
- Substrate not deep enough to create suitable nest site
- Poor muscle tone
- Abnormal reproductive anatomy
Egg binding is life-threatening if left untreated, and can affect female ackie monitors even when they have not mated with a male. If you suspect egg binding in your ackie, make an appointment with an experienced reptile veterinarian immediately.
More ackie monitor health topics:
- Egg Cycling
- Metabolic Bone Disease (MBD)
- Respiratory Infection