Are daily baths okay?

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Are daily baths okay?

Postby tempaccntforhelp » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:24 am

I have been bathing my bearded dragon everyday for about a month now because he doesn't poo unless I do. He has daily poos so long as I bath him. I do not know if he is just being picky or it may be something else. He does go within ten minutes every time.

Just want to make sure that giving him a bath everyday isn't bad for him.
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Re: Are daily baths okay?

Postby Gormagon » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:27 pm

The only time it is necessary is when the soil themselves. If he enjoys them, twice a week but, every day is excessive.
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Re: Are daily baths okay?

Postby fcooper » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:51 pm

In summer, when my guy is most active and hungry he gets a bath almost every day to poop. I leave him for 20 minutes in warm, shoulder depth water and when he is done he splashes around, I go in and there he is smiling up at me waiting to be picked up.

In winter I’d say every week or so for a bath because he doesn’t eat as much or do anything other than mope around and wait for summer
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Re: Are daily baths okay?

Postby Gormagon » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:00 am

One should never leave a dragon unattended in a bath for ANY length of time. They can aspirate water into their lungs. This can cause RI's and, worse (drowning). Daily baths can cause several health issues (aka.. fungal infections, bacterial infections, scale rot and, many other issues) that can be avoided.
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