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Post Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:51 pm   Chirp

Do RES chirp? I have my Leia in dry dock, she has some issues with her shell and has about 14 eggs (shown on xray) that will be laid soon. I just checked on her and I could of sworn I heard her chirp
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:46 pm   Re: Chirp

It's pretty rare if they do it. I have not heard in dry dock, but during long basking sessions. How is your dry dock setup?
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:56 pm   Re: Chirp

She is currently in a large Rubbermaid tub with about 3.5 inches of top soil. She is currently gravid but not sure what part of her cycle she is in. I am also working with a fungus on her shell (not shell rot according to Vet) I have put her basking area over the tub so she can still have her lighting and put her favorite basking rock in the soil. She goes in her tank twice a day for water and food... up to an hour each time. I honestly have to say I think she hates the dry dock.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:04 pm   Re: Chirp

I think they all hate it. I would not dry dock if she is gravid, just looks for her signs when she wants to try to nest, or anticipate it. Can you post a picture of the shell? If it's fungus, then you can treat it at night while she sleeps.
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