Eggs laid just today, now what?

The Bearded Derek

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Well she laid another egg just 2 days ago. Wasn't sure if it was fertile, the red ring was very very faint but was pretty hard compared to a "water balloon" infertile egg. Is it normal for them to hold an egg? It appears she has another in her but didn't lay it along with the other one. Should I be worried?
She normally lays 2 every time, strange how she laid only one and didn't lay the other.

Just read it may be egg binding, I don't know if it may be. Said they're lethargic when egg bound, but she's fairly alert. She hasn't been eating a lot and her tail is very skinny, she almost always doesn't eat when she's gravid and every time I offer food she ignores it. I tried giving her a cricket today, but she just gave it a quick look, then ignored it. Her stomach is a bit fat but about normal size since she still has an egg in her. While she was laying one of the eggs, she got out to poop, as she was pooping, my sister took out the nest box to get the egg out and spray the nest a bit because it was dry. Her cloaca seems fine, doesn't have any red. The egg is also in the same spot where it would normally be, it's not by the cloaca or anything. Not sure if she could be egg bound or if she's holding it for some reason.
 
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acpart

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I've had leopard geckos that laid pairs of eggs and all of a sudden laid a single egg. What you're seeing may be the next set of eggs forming. Or else, it's the second egg and it will come out later. I think my record for amount of time between 2 eggs of the same clutch is 5 days (but I may be wrong).

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The Bearded Derek

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Well it's already been almost 6 days. She sometimes licks her cloaca. Her hips are starting to get noticeably skinnier too but shes refusing to eat so long as that egg is still in her.
 

The Bearded Derek

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Almost forgot to post, she finally laid the egg about 4 days ago and I just separated her and the male. The egg she laid was very soft but however had a red circle on it. I assume it was fertile until it quite possibly died being stuck in her for a while. Well today just now I checked on my eggs, and that egg looks and smelled strange. I touched it and it was pretty wet compared to the other eggs, I candled it and it was very dark (obviously can't be the baby gecko as its only been a few days) and somehow, strangely it smelled faintly like a hard boiled egg (The smell was pretty faint) I'm pretty sure it's dead, should I throw it out?

I threw it out, it was very much dead. I cut it open and the yolk was hardened and green.

Should I still not force feed her? She's very skinny now to the point that I can see her hips now and she's even refusing to eat crickets. Only thing she managed to eat was a cricket leg, that I poked her mouth with and she ate it.
 
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