Bathwater Too Hot?

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Bathwater Too Hot?

Postby reiddragons » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:10 am

How can I tell if the bathwater for my beardie is too hot? I gave him a bath today and he splashed around and swam as normal. He didn't cough, blackbeard, puff or anything like that, but I did have the temp of the bathwater slightly higher than normal. Is there anything I can do to tell if he's harmed?
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Re: Bathwater Too Hot?

Postby Gormagon » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:12 am

Sounds like it was just right with all that frolicking, lol
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Re: Bathwater Too Hot?

Postby reiddragons » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:20 am

Gormagon wrote:Sounds like it was just right with all that frolicking, lol


I should clarify, I let the water cool down a bit. At first it was slightly hotter, but even then no blackbeard or coughing, just swimming around a little less. He got a bit more animated once it cooled down but again, he never got black beard, coughed or acted hurt, but I want to be sure.
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Re: Bathwater Too Hot?

Postby DorgEndo » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:32 pm

Check with a thermometer. Then you can gauge his behaviors and find what temperature he seems most happy when he does get a bath or swim
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Re: Bathwater Too Hot?

Postby Gormagon » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:55 pm

I generally make it between 85 to 90 degrees that's where mine seem to like it best.
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Re: Bathwater Too Hot?

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:36 pm

On those rare occasions my dragons need a bath , I set up the water temperature using my non-contact thermometer to read a surface temperature 32-34 degC.

I use portable bathing tubs for the little lizards and a baby bath for the bigger lizards and the bathing happens on the lounge , the coffee table or on the lounge room carpet with a towel under the bath to take splashes.
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