Baby beardie with no scales or no spikes?!

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Baby beardie with no scales or no spikes?!

Postby BeardieBaby101 » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:15 pm

Hey!
So my babies just hatched 3 days ago and i noticed that one of them didnt have any scales or spikes and it feels like slik when I touch him. ge might be a Silkback but I’m not entirely sure? I dont know how to care for him or what to do! I’m pretty new to this as I only had one clutch before where I also had one like this and he didnt survive for very long, all the other babies were fine tho. But I need immediate help on how to care for it as I don’t know how!
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Re: Baby beardie with no scales or no spikes?!

Postby HerpGirl » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:58 pm

Hi! Just to go on record, I'm not a breeder, but I do know a few basics. Can you post pictures of:
the mom
the dad
the baby with no scales
one of the normal babies
What you have described sounds like a silk back. BTW, good luck with your clutch! :D
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Re: Baby beardie with no scales or no spikes?!

Postby AHBD » Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:59 pm

Hi there, if the parent dragons are leatherbacks then they could produce a silkback [ usually more than one ] If they are not both L.B.'s then it's possibly just a very smooth leatherback and or trans. For the most part a silkie can be raised pretty much like the others, just has to be watched at shedding time , need to be spritzed to keep the skin shedding easily and have some pure aloe lotion with no additives to put on his entire body. Post some pics, here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them
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Re: Baby beardie with no scales or no spikes?!

Postby HerpGirl » Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:02 pm

Try separating him/her from the others. Because he/she doesn't any scales, the others may bully it. Be sure to:
Give proper heating
Feed enough
Give fresh water
Not use sand (paper towels are perfect for babies)
E-mail me if you have any questions.
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Re: Baby beardie with no scales or no spikes?!

Postby BeardieBaby101 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:53 am

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This is the dad ^
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The mom ^
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One of the normal babies ^
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The possibly a leatherback ^
I don’t have enough space to possibly separate them just yet, the other clutch I have is 6 weeks old and they eat, shed and act normally so I’m gonna sell them quite soon, they’re a, red/orange type, but the dad is sick with parasites so I’m taking him to the vet asap, I had a leatherback in the last clutch too but he died pretty fast
I use newsprint’s as a substrate, I think that works pretty well unless you don’t think that’s good
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Re: Baby beardie with no scales or no spikes?!

Postby AHBD » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:48 am

Can you get a few more pics of the baby from above and in better light ? It doesn't look like a silkie, [ but it's possible ] maybe a leather.
I hatched out many clutches of them, and there are always more than 1 per clutch. You usually get about 1/4 of every clutch that turn out as leathers.
Being a leatherback wouldn't make it any more prone to premature death than it's normal scaled siblings BTW.
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Re: Baby beardie with no scales or no spikes?!

Postby BeardieBaby101 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:41 am

This baby seems lethargic tho, it doesn’t wanna eat and it doesn’t wanna move or anything
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Re: Baby beardie with no scales or no spikes?!

Postby BeardieBaby101 » Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:00 pm

I just noticed that the Silkback/Leatherback cant open his/her eyes
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