Shedding info for Newbies

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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby traildrifterphalanx » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:17 pm

They will continue to shed even as adults but not nearly as often.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby traildrifterphalanx » Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:18 pm

My youngest in full body shed, having just shed her limbs
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Chanza » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:42 pm

My dragon sheds very quickly and it flakes off in small peices, with the hand and foot area taking the longest to fully complete.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby SHBailey » Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:50 am

It's funny how they all have their own unique way of doing their shedding. :)
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Maspethzoo » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:18 am

Hey guys,

I have two bearded dragons.
Saphira is 1 year old and finally came out of brumation about 3 weeks ago. :) but I haven’t seen her shed yet is that normal? And when do you think I will see her shed?

Ember on the other hand is 6 months old and all I see from her recently is that she gets dull in color for a day and goes back the her normal color or even darker sometimes. I’m confused what’s going on. Can anyone explain? And can you maybe tell me when I should expect to see her shed?
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:02 pm

Maspethzoo wrote:Hey guys,

I have two bearded dragons.
Saphira is 1 year old and finally came out of brumation about 3 weeks ago. :) but I haven’t seen her shed yet is that normal? And when do you think I will see her shed?

Ember on the other hand is 6 months old and all I see from her recently is that she gets dull in color for a day and goes back the her normal color or even darker sometimes. I’m confused what’s going on. Can anyone explain? And can you maybe tell me when I should expect to see her shed?


It's hard to say for sure. They shed at different rates both between eachother and against their own past sheds. Sometimes, especially as they get older, they shed in odd patches and even a single scale at a time. Unless you see a shed that seems to be cutting off circulation around the tail or fingers they'll just kind of do their thing in their own time and there isn't much to do or worry over.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Maspethzoo » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:27 pm

CooperDragon wrote:
Maspethzoo wrote:Hey guys,

I have two bearded dragons.
Saphira is 1 year old and finally came out of brumation about 3 weeks ago. :) but I haven’t seen her shed yet is that normal? And when do you think I will see her shed?

Ember on the other hand is 6 months old and all I see from her recently is that she gets dull in color for a day and goes back the her normal color or even darker sometimes. I’m confused what’s going on. Can anyone explain? And can you maybe tell me when I should expect to see her shed?


It's hard to say for sure. They shed at different rates both between eachother and against their own past sheds. Sometimes, especially as they get older, they shed in odd patches and even a single scale at a time. Unless you see a shed that seems to be cutting off circulation around the tail or fingers they'll just kind of do their thing in their own time and there isn't much to do or worry over.


How can you tell if the shed is cutting off circulation?
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:05 am

You'll see some dead skin in a ring around a finger or the tail and it will look like it's clamping down on the tail and causing an indent. Sometimes you'll see swelling beyond this area or if it's advanced the area beyond it will look black or shriveled. It's not common but it's something to keep an eye out for.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Maspethzoo » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:20 am

CooperDragon wrote:You'll see some dead skin in a ring around a finger or the tail and it will look like it's clamping down on the tail and causing an indent. Sometimes you'll see swelling beyond this area or if it's advanced the area beyond it will look black or shriveled. It's not common but it's something to keep an eye out for.


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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Stewart978 » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:56 am

Thanks for this post. Newbie here, only a week into having our rescued juvenile beardie and I think he is starting to shed on his back. He just looked off to me and I am a little concerned, but seems like from these posts, this could be what is going on. He is a bit more sluggish (not that I have much to compare to as we have only had him a week). When he gets to explore the living room floor, he moves around but loafs in the tank mostly in somewhat odd positions (i.e., half hanging from his basking spot). I have given him to baths (he just sits there while I drip water over him, but he doesn't seem to hate it).


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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:42 am

that's definitely just a back shed coming on.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby SHBailey » Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:18 pm

Loafing in the tank in odd positions all sounds like pretty normal beardie behavior to me.

You'll get used to what shedding looks like -- most people usually wonder what's wrong the first time they see it. And as long as he doesn't mind a bath and sits still for it, that will help with the shed -- it keeps the skin moist and helps it come off easier.

Some beardies get grumpy when they're shedding, and some even go off their food for a little while. Others seem to take it all in stride and it doesn't seem to bother them too much. You'll also get used to what's normal for yours when he's shedding.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Emjay22 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:42 pm

So I’m just posting here so it won’t “close due to inactivity” because this thread is great and I don’t want it to close so when I get my beardie I can post on here😂😂😂
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby NuJohn321 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:42 am

Hakuna is shedding today. His head. Ive never heard it before but it sounded like clicking when he was breathing after a bath. Not too much but was. But then figured it could be the skin on his nose blocking him from breathing because thats when he oppened his mouth to breathe. Am i correct?
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby SHBailey » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:12 pm

Sometimes they open their mouths to cool off when they're warm, and it's nothing to worry about as long as they have a cooler place to go in case they want to get out of the heat -- like when they're basking.

As long as you don't see any discharge or bubbles coming from his nose (which could indicate a respiratory infection), he's probably ok. Not sure about the "clicking," but nostril sheds can look pretty weird the first time you see one. (Someone on this website once mentioned "Shrek boogers." :lol: ) The skin comes off for a ways up inside, so you see this little plug come out, but don't try to pull it if it's half out, because the skin is delicate. They usually rub their nose on something and they come out when they're ready. I would suppose that they might want to breathe through their mouth when that's going on, but I think they can usually still get air through their nostrils.

Hope this helps, but it's been a few days, so he may be done shedding whatever he's shedding by the time you read this.
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