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How long to wait to bath a beardie

PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:00 am
by Jam3s2020
How long should you wait after bringing a baby bearded dragon home before giving it its first bath ?

Re: How long to wait to bath a beardie

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:50 am
by CooperDragon
I wouldn't try a bath until they are comfortable with their new home and with handling. The bath isn't really necessary unless they get soiled and need to be cleaned up. Some dragons love baths and others hate them. Once you do try a bath, watch for behavior that shows signs of panic or distress that would indicate they don't like the bath. If that's the case, it's not worth the stress and I would limit baths to only when really necessary due to soiled skin/bad smell. If they seem to enjoy the bath and splash around and swim (they are generally very good swimmers) then offer as many baths as you'd like. It really varies between dragons on that one.