Bathing Beardie

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Bathing Beardie

Postby xAnaBooo » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:30 pm

Hi, how do I give my beardie a bath when it doesn't like to be touched or held yet? I need him to be hydrated. he won't drink from the bottle either.
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Re: Bathing Beardie

Postby OhMyNord » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:33 am

You can use a spray bottle and mist him, outside of his tank, of put a water dish in there and see if he takes interest. I wouldn't leave the water bowl in there too long though because of humidity :)
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Re: Bathing Beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:26 pm

Yeah misting his nose or dripping water on his nose is a good way to offer extra hydration. They tend to get what they need for food though so make sure the bugs are getting well hydrated on fresh veges so that is passed along to him.
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Re: Bathing Beardie

Postby xAnaBooo » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:12 pm

Will I squirt his eyes on accident? LOL
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Re: Bathing Beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:54 pm

He'll probably just close them. You just need to drop a little on the tip of his nose or just above. If he wants a drink he will probably tilt his head forward for it to drain to his nose and lick it. That's what they do during rainstorms in the wild.
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Re: Bathing Beardie

Postby xAnaBooo » Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:36 pm

Ooh i see, cool! thanks
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Re: Bathing Beardie

Postby AHBD » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:39 am

Like Cooper, I drip/spray water for all my beardie's hydration needs. You don't need to take him out of the tank at all, humidity levels are no problem because you are not saturating the tank . I've done this for every baby I ever hatched, which are many. They drink less often as adults but babies will usually drink daily or every few days this way.
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Re: Bathing Beardie

Postby xAnaBooo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:40 pm

I tried spritzing some near his mouth and it just kinda sat there. Didn't lick it off or anything, lol! maybe he's just confused.
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Re: Bathing Beardie

Postby AHBD » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:43 pm

That's O.K, if you're patient he may start drinking as you give a few squirts at a time.
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Re: Bathing Beardie

Postby showmanshoe » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:14 pm

Newbie here, so Beardie like a cat? What I mean a cat does not need a bath actually but it will need a bath for a certain reason?
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