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Beardie Bath

Postby Reptilelady » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:53 am

Hello everyone,
Gave my beardie a bath to help with his shedding and go to the bathroom as well. He decided to go and so i rinsed him off with the faucet running but he got excited so his whole head got under the running water, hopefully that's okay. I know some beardie dunk their heads into the water but didnt know if its bad to have the faucet water directly onto his head it was just for quick seconds.
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Re: Beardie Bath

Postby kingofnobbys » Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:25 am

That's a pretty risky thing to do - running the taps while the lizard is in the bath tub, only time I ever did that (with a skink) he freaked out , I think the hissing sound panicked him. Never did that again.

I'd just keep an eye on beardie and maybe bump up the temperatures overnight and when beardie's sleepy I'd place a wedge shaped wod of cloth under beardie so it's bum is higher than it's mouth, this will help any fluid that might have been aspirated drain , the warmth will help dry the lungs too.
Keep an eye out for issues with breathing , will likely be fine , but no harm in taking some steps JIC.
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