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shedding

Postby Dezzylove50 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:38 pm

Hey guys :D
so blade is shedding for the first time and since I've never had a reptile before I have some questions. how long do the sheds usually last? or does that depend on the beardie? is it safe to pick him up? like will it hurt him if I do? should I be doing something to help him or should I just leave him alone until it's over?
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Re: shedding

Postby Bear333 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:15 pm

Hi there!

If it’s his first, it should take around 1 1/2 weeks on average for his whole shed to finish. It is safe to pick him up, just try not to rip the skin off. Something you could do is give him a warm-ish bath up to his elbows for 15-20 minutes and this helps loosen the skin and it falls off naturally. Do keep in mind they sometimes have loss of appetite and can be sluggish during shedding. Hope this helps:)
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Re: shedding

Postby Dezzylove50 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:38 pm

Bear333 wrote:Hi there!

If it’s his first, it should take around 1 1/2 weeks on average for his whole shed to finish. It is safe to pick him up, just try not to rip the skin off. Something you could do is give him a warm-ish bath up to his elbows for 15-20 minutes and this helps loosen the skin and it falls off naturally. Do keep in mind they sometimes have loss of appetite and can be sluggish during shedding. Hope this helps:)

thank you, that actually did help a lot but how do I give him a bath if he still wont let me pick him up?
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Re: shedding

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:16 am

If he's stressed by picking him up don't bother with the bath. It's probably not worth the stress. He will be able to shed on his own. The bath is a good idea if they like it but if it's stressful just let him be and maybe give him a semi rough surface to rub up against if he wishes. Something like wood bark or similar with a little texture usually works well.
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Re: shedding

Postby Dezzylove50 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:47 am

CooperDragon wrote:If he's stressed by picking him up don't bother with the bath. It's probably not worth the stress. He will be able to shed on his own. The bath is a good idea if they like it but if it's stressful just let him be and maybe give him a semi rough surface to rub up against if he wishes. Something like wood bark or similar with a little texture usually works well.


okay. thank you so much
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Re: shedding

Postby Reptilelady » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:32 pm

Hi,
Can also try this stuff too called "Zoo Med Repti Shedding Aid". Just spray and rub on his skin that's shedding. My beardie hates baths so spraying this on him really helps :D
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Re: shedding

Postby Dezzylove50 » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:46 pm

Reptilelady wrote:Hi,
Can also try this stuff too called "Zoo Med Repti Shedding Aid". Just spray and rub on his skin that's shedding. My beardie hates baths so spraying this on him really helps :D


thank you
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Re: shedding

Postby Reptilelady » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:48 pm

Your welcome.
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