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My Beardie Hates Baths

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:44 am
by missbrightside
My little guy throws a fit and makes a huge mess everytime I try to put him in a bath. Is there anything I can do to make bathing more enjoyable for him?

I usually clean the sink and add 80-90°F water (boiled), no higher than his elbows. Is 80-90 degrees the right temperature for the water?

Re: My Beardie Hates Baths

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:48 am
by SandP
If he doesn't like them I would stop giving him them. If he messes himself you could use a washcloth or something similar to clean him up.

Re: My Beardie Hates Baths

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:58 am
by missbrightside
SandP wrote:If he doesn't like them I would stop giving him them. If he messes himself you could use a washcloth or something similar to clean him up.


Okay, thank you

Re: My Beardie Hates Baths

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 1:01 pm
by saraho
I've stopped giving Charlie baths too, unless he gets poop on himself or is constipated. Otherwise he seems perfectly fine to me, and much happier when he's not in the water. I would like to take him outside in a warm summer rain sometime, just to see what he does.

Re: My Beardie Hates Baths

PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:14 pm
by Gail
I use baths to get mine to poo. Easy to dump the dirty water out and rinse the dragon off. If they really need to soak, just put them in clean water after they potty.