Help! My bearded dragon isn’t shedding.

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Help! My bearded dragon isn’t shedding.

Postby Janeyjet » Sun May 05, 2019 9:44 am

Hello I was wondering if it is normal My bearded dragon is 5 months old and has not shed an part of his body in over a month. I don’t know what could be wrong with him. His tank is 105 cool side 80. I feed him crickets with calcium every other day and multivitamin three times a week and I give him a salad every other day. Idk what’s wrong with him
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Re: Help! My bearded dragon isn’t shedding.

Postby AHBD » Sun May 05, 2019 1:21 pm

Hi Janey, beardies shed less frequently as they get older, nothing at all to worry about. They also shed in very unusual stages so don't be surprised if pert sheds while others don't.
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Re: Help! My bearded dragon isn’t shedding.

Postby Janeyjet » Sun May 05, 2019 6:25 pm

How often do 7 mont beardies shed? He does not seem to be getting ready to shed at all
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Re: Help! My bearded dragon isn’t shedding.

Postby claudiusx » Sun May 05, 2019 7:35 pm

All depends on how fast he is growing. Sometimes they go through growth spurts and don't grow for a bit, and sometimes they grow slow and steady.

How long is your 7 mo and how much does he weigh?

Their growth is also largely affected by proper husbandry and diet.

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Re: Help! My bearded dragon isn’t shedding.

Postby Janeyjet » Mon May 06, 2019 5:51 am

His thank is 4x2x2, he is 17 inch and weighs 274 grams
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Re: Help! My bearded dragon isn’t shedding.

Postby claudiusx » Mon May 06, 2019 7:06 am

What I meant by proper husbandry was mainly in reference to your lighting and heat set up.

At 17 inches and nearly 300g hes definitely close to reaching his adult size. So it would be very common for him to not be shedding as much as he used to since hes not going to growing much more most likely.

So, I'd say you have nothing to worry about in regards to him shedding :)

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Re: Help! My bearded dragon isn’t shedding.

Postby Janeyjet » Mon May 06, 2019 10:10 am

Thank you so much! I was so worried about him. Wow he grew up fast
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Re: Help! My bearded dragon isn’t shedding.

Postby claudiusx » Mon May 06, 2019 10:25 am

They sure do!

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