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here is a weird question :)

Postby JIMMIA » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:16 am

does or has anyone ever kept some of their beardie skin? lol because I use a clear phone case and put some my beardie skin behind my phone as a little keepsake haha :D
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Postby Aaradimian » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:52 am

It is pretty fascinating stuff, especially when it's shaped like spikes or some other recognizable bit. I think if I had a microscope, I'd probably keep it around a little while to look at, but I don't so it all goes in the bin or vacuum at my house.
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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby DorgEndo » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:23 am

Yep, have a piece of back skin shed. It is a nice chunk that still shows that beardie pattern and it has held up well in a drawer. Next time she sheds her back I will try pressing it, then frame it.
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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:03 am

I've seen bearded dragon's that had presumeably been killed ( in a cottage industries run by local aboriginals (who I was told send the little kiddies out to catch them), which were killed and then skinned and their skins put on foam bearded dragon shaped bodies .
I was told the families eat the dragon meat, and the skins are just a byproduct. They regard the dragons as traditional bush tucker and are legally permitted to catch and kill them on their reserves.

Last time I saw these nasty little souvenirs as well as croc skins (sold as belts, shoes, handbags, etc) , this was way back in 2000 when we were doing a 4x4 driving safari that involved circumnavigating the country (Australia) by mostly staying near the coast , saw them for sale in souvenir shops in Darwin, Cairns, Broome, Perth, and few other places frequented by international tourists. They were literally flying off the shelves every time a coach load of tourists showed up.
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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby Dragongirl14 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:28 am

I keep some of my beardies lol. My friend came round and she was like “ewww what is that? Is that from like your foot or something??” And I lay on the floor laughing for like 10 mins lol!! 😂
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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby MrSpectrum » Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:32 am

I... was under the impression that beardies ate their shed like other lizards(?)
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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby DorgEndo » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:51 pm

Dragons don't eat their shed MrSpectrum. I don't know why, but I knew that before having a dragon. It was news to me that some lizards do eat their shed, that's crazy

I did not know dragons shed in chunks before having one myself. I never had a teeny baby dragon. Got Devlyn at 6 months old. The dragon I had growing up must have been about between 4 to 6 months old when I got him...so I was used to dragons not shedding all that often.

Have a cool chunk comparison Devlyn gave me. 8 months old and 12 months old her back shed. She keeps shedding her legs, toes, tail, and head. But only shed her back twice for me. Maybe that's normal? Not sure but she seems okay

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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby claudiusx » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:59 pm

They can eat their shed but they usually dont. It's more a curiosity's type of thing as opposed to other lizards that actually do it as a behavioral/survival trait.

I've had dragons who would nibble at it. But never a dragon that seemed to enjoy it lol.

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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby MrSpectrum » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:49 pm

DorgEndo wrote:Dragons don't eat their shed MrSpectrum.

Mr. SPECTRUM (the original Green Anole I had as a kid) did. That and some vids of geckos must be where I got the impression all lizards did. :oops:

No problem, but I don't think I'll be keeping any--it skeeves the missus out! :P
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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby DorgEndo » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:53 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:
DorgEndo wrote:Dragons don't eat their shed MrSpectrum.

Mr. SPECTRUM (the original Green Anole I had as a kid) did. That and some vids of geckos must be where I got the impression all lizards did. :oops:

No problem, but I don't think I'll be keeping any--it skeeves the missus out! :P
Oh...I had some green anoles as a kid. I would pull out extra shed but I don't remember pulling out much. Now I'm thinking they must have eaten most of it. I had no idea! That's funny. Today I learned something, thank you
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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby MrSpectrum » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:50 am

Glad to return the favor--I learn a LOT I didn't know here! :D
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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby NibblezBeardie » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:10 pm

Haha :lol: honestly I keep ALL of my baby’s skin in a little container. :mrgreen:
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Re: here is a weird question :)

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:57 am

I don't know about weird questions, but this thread has convinced me there are definitely some weird posters... :roll: :lol:
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