Is This Natural Coloring?

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Is This Natural Coloring?

Postby Hmmok » Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:17 am

Hello! I'm quite new to both this forum, and to owning a bearded dragon. I got him from a Pet Smart about a month and a half ago (I know, bad decision, but he was in the tiniest tank. It was maybe 5 gallons, over half of it was taken up by a huge veggie dish, and he looked miserable.)
Judging from his size, I believe he is three-five months old (although it's possible his growth was stunted by the size of his tank.) He now inhabits a forty-gallon tank, and seems to be much happier, although he still doesn't like most of the members of the household.
A couple of weeks ago, I noticed some yellow spots pop up on his beard. They were very small, but they provoked me to do some research. I came to two conclusions: 1. It was some sort of disease or fungus. 2. It was natural coloring coming in on his beard.
We decided to wait a bit, and if things got more serious my parents would consider taking him to the vet.
Then, last week, he started to shed (his second one since I got him.) The yellow spots on his beard disappeared, leading me to believe they were the result of some kind of dye on one of the decorations of his cage. However, his legs became yellow tinged, and I saw some yellow on the spikes surrounding his back (on the border between his soft white underbelly and the harder shell-like skin on his back.)
His head has always been rather golden, so I'm still not sure if this is something to worry about. I figured I would go on here, as I had seen posts like this before while commencing research. Sorry to bother anybody, I just want to be the best parent I can be.

Here are some pictures (it may be harder to see the yellow tinge, sorry about that. He was being rather difficult.)
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&i ... 129a74c5a2

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&i ... 0f4d5045f3

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&i ... 47451715b1
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Re: Is This Natural Coloring?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:31 am

I am sorry your pics did not post can you post them again please
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on the XIMG at the top of the message box then click on the pic it should post
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Re: Is This Natural Coloring?

Postby Hmmok » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:42 pm

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Thank you! Sorry. For a teenager, I'm not very tech-savvy.
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Re: Is This Natural Coloring?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:07 pm

He looks good to me- beautiful coloring--- in the last pic is that a shadow -- it's awful dark
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Re: Is This Natural Coloring?

Postby Hmmok » Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:12 pm

Alright, thank you so much! I probably overreacted a bit when I saw the yellow...
It is a shadow, the light was right overhead when I took that picture.
Nevertheless, I appreciate it, and I hope you have a very nice day!
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Re: Is This Natural Coloring?

Postby bossdragon » Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:34 pm

Lol your dragon looks super proud for some reason in that last picture. My bearded dragon also has a little yellow on his beard ever since I got him, and he hasn't shown any signs of the disease, so you are probably fine if it's only a little bit.
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