“Sunburned” beardie?

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“Sunburned” beardie?

Postby Beardiemom112020 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:08 pm

I need some help.

My bearded dragon looks like what my partner and I believe is a “sunburn”. He has been sitting under his heat lamp all day on his basking rock and it is typically 95-97 degrees. He basks a lot and loves his rock we got him a few weeks ago but we noticed this huge red spot on his back and part of his neck and are concerned about it. Can bearded dragons get sunburns? How can we help him heal from this? Could this be something else? Should we take him to the vet? Help 😅.

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Re: “Sunburned” beardie?

Postby Claudiusx » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:13 pm

Can you post a picture? That would help us determine what it is.

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Re: “Sunburned” beardie?

Postby Beardiemom112020 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:19 pm

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Re: “Sunburned” beardie?

Postby Beardiemom112020 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:20 pm

Sorry I don’t know how to work posting images on here super well, but it’s on that link.
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Re: “Sunburned” beardie?

Postby Beardiemom112020 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:22 pm

Claudiusx wrote:Can you post a picture? That would help us determine what it is.

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https://imgur.com/gallery/eASVIdo?s=sms There’s a picture here, I can’t figure out how to work posting an image straight on here
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Re: “Sunburned” beardie?

Postby CooperDragon » Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:35 am

I'd keep an eye on it but it looks like a shedding pattern to me. if that's the case, then the color will likely turn lighter and the area will eventually shed off and go back to a normal tone/color.

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Re: “Sunburned” beardie?

Postby Claudiusx » Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:37 am

I agree, it just looks like shedding to me.

If you have already uploaded your picture to a site, you can just copy the URL for the Image (right click image and click copy img url) And then paste it inbetween IMG brackets like this:

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And it will show up as this:
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Re: “Sunburned” beardie?

Postby HippieLizards » Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:33 pm

Seeing as the head and legs look like they’re about to shed, and I’ve seen similar stuff on my shedding beardie’s backs, I think it’s just pre shed. I’d keep an eye on it just to be safe, but overall I think you don’t have to worry. :)
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Re: “Sunburned” beardie?

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:24 am

HippieLizards wrote:Seeing as the head and legs look like they’re about to shed, and I’ve seen similar stuff on my shedding beardie’s backs, I think it’s just pre shed. I’d keep an eye on it just to be safe, but overall I think you don’t have to worry. :)


Yep. Nearing a head shed.

Might take a month or more before the shed comes away. My Cleo has been shedding for over a month in dribs and drabs on her head.
In fact I have two adults , Cleo and Caesar who have both been in shed since before Xmas , a bit here , a bit there .
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