Bath/Shed

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Bath/Shed

Postby xAnaBooo » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:21 pm

Hi, I just got my new baby beardie almost 2 weeks ago, he's let me pet his leg but he struggles when I try to pick him up which is understandable, and I'm patient. But his tail* is in shed and he isn't have a very good time, there is still extremely loose skin just stuck to the back of his neck and on his head near his nose, so I want to give him a bath, but he won't let me pick him up. I don't want to force anything or stress him out even more, because he seems a little more fidgety and scared of me than he did a few days ago, before I tried giving him a bath and a few pets. Should I just wait on the bath until he warms up to me more (i'm trying to pet him daily, but he could also be acting more afraid because his tail is shedding)? I really don't want this to be one of those cases where his tail never finishes shedding and he'll need to have it amputated, i'm just worried like that :lol: any advice would help
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Re: Bath/Shed

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:35 pm

It sounds like handling in general is still a bit stressful so I'd definitely hold off on the baths. They are pretty good about shedding on their own so Just let him be. Maybe give him a rough surface to rub up against like a habba hut (the bark is nice and rough) or similar. I wouldn't worry about the shed unless you see it constricting a finger/toe or part of the tail. Sometimes the sheds do take a while to complete but that is normal.
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Re: Bath/Shed

Postby xAnaBooo » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:44 pm

Okay, thank you. :)
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