The female Komodo dragon is one independent woman. Mating for the dragon begins between May and August. About 20 eggs are laid in September in abandoned megapode nests or in self-dug nesting holes.
The eggs are incubated for seven to eight months and hatch in April. They need for be protected for while as they are especially vulnerable to predators and cannibalistic adults. However, if the female Komodo dragon cannot find a suitable mate, she can just make one.
Even if the female Komodo dragon doesn’t have her eggs fertilized by a male, she can still lay them. However, the offspring will only be male. These offspring can go on to reproduce with the mother to produce both male and female offspring. It’s like a lizard version of Oedipus Rex.