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Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:46 pm
by traildrifterphalanx
Hey all,
While being a member of this forum for a few months I've seen quite a few posts concerned for their dragons that turned out to be shed. While holding Richter tonight, I noticed he is shedding basically all his extremities to various degrees and thought maybe some visuals would help those starting out. Below are some photos of sheds in progress with flash and no flash.

It's worth noting dragons shed in patches, not full body like a snake. This may be small patches, large patches, or even full body pieces at a time.

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Foot shed, in patches. Almost completed!

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Hand shed, in patches. Just starting

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Tail shed, just the end. Just about done

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Head shed, no flash on this one because I didn't want to blind him. Shed is complete and shiny, should be popping off any day now.

Here are some older photos of the same dragon, showing how different their sheds can be

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I am unsure how helpful this would be to anyone, feel free to add your own shed photos as a resource.

Enjoy the dragons, all!

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:41 am
by CooperDragon
That's a good reference, thanks for posting it!

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:08 pm
by YoursTruly
Excellent post! My girl is in torso shed and also, randomly, her nose. And she is SO CRANKY. "DO NOT pick me up, Mom!"

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:47 pm
by traildrifterphalanx
YoursTruly wrote:Excellent post! My girl is in torso shed and also, randomly, her nose. And she is SO CRANKY. "DO NOT pick me up, Mom!"


Richter has never been a crabby shredder but this round he is just not having it, so grumpy! His shedding pattern just changed though, so instead of one area at a time it's like half of everything, and I'm sure that's more irritating. His tail shed is just popping off now but his head shed has been in progress about a week longer

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:54 pm
by YoursTruly
That's completely it. Thane sheds in stages. This time half her torso she'd already and now the other half has begun. It's very strange looking! See how her color changes halfway down her back?

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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:05 pm
by traildrifterphalanx
I do! I'd be interested to see if Richter's does that, his torso is the only thing not shedding right now which means it's next. I don't recall Simon ever having any weird shed patterns but she has since being an adult

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:32 am
by BubbaAndJane
my little man, Bubba, seems to shed A LOT. He's already looking white again [Click image to enlarge]
and it seemed like last week he just went through a complete shed. This is his usual coloring. [Click image to enlarge]
He's at 7" give or take. I guess with him being little and growing fast they probably do shed often. (We've had Bubba for a little over two months and just purchased our female, Jane [Click image to enlarge]
, from this last weekends repticon, so we are new parents and still discovering. Lol.)

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:38 am
by traildrifterphalanx
Get ready for LOTS of that :D
I haven't seen Richter not in shed for months now. As soon as he sheds one spot, another was beginning, or in this case half of everything is going at once.

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:45 am
by BubbaAndJane
traildrifterphalanx wrote:Get ready for LOTS of that :D
I haven't seen Richter not in shed for months now. As soon as he sheds one spot, another was beginning, or in this case half of everything is going at once.


Cool. Lol. Bubba looks like a cat when he goes to shedding and its so funny when he runs and rubs between our fingers. He get so ichty and acts like he want us but I think he just uses my husbands rough hands to his advantage in these situations. Lol.

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:53 am
by traildrifterphalanx
:lol: I know that all too well.
I pet along my dragons lips, and Richter (photo'd above) will start to rub his face against my hand for some scratching assistance. Even when not shedding he'll do it, it may just feel nice, but regardless it's adorable

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:45 am
by BubbaAndJane
traildrifterphalanx wrote::lol: I know that all too well.
I pet along my dragons lips, and Richter (photo'd above) will start to rub his face against my hand for some scratching assistance. Even when not shedding he'll do it, it may just feel nice, but regardless it's adorable


I just saw the funniest thing last night! Bubba would wave his butt in the air for me to scratch his tail base! Or would shake his back end when my finger was around his shed. Lol. He reminds me so much of a cat rubbing on you. Lol.

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:32 am
by MrsWolvie
This is Rey's first she'd since we brought her home on Sunday, the 16th. I was worried about her behavior yesterday she was pretty skittery and didn't eat much, plus she was puffing up randomly yesterday. She has been scratching at her head like a dog, which is actually kinda cute lol[Click image to enlarge]

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:09 am
by SHBailey
I wish we had taken pictures of our beardie when he was shedding on his back and one shoulder -- when it started to come loose, it looked like he was wearing a little Greek toga. Then about a day later, the toga turned into a loincloth, and then the loincloth turned into a G-string -- could have posted it under the title "shedding as an art form". 8) We've also seen T-shirts and gloves. Talk about weird shedding patterns... :lol:

Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:48 am
by JessPets
Great thread. I think it should be stickied if it hasn't already.

Here's Loki right now - not too happy :lol:
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:12 pm
by SHBailey
Loki almost looks like a dragon with wings. That tops Puff's toga. :lol:

He's got ring around the tail right now. I'm going to have to make sure it comes off before it turns into a tourniquet. :roll: