Stuck shed or normal?

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Stuck shed or normal?

Postby SchmittysMom » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:15 pm

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I don't know how to do this or if you can see this photo, but is this normal shed? I'm so worried that something is wrong. Is it retained shed? I read that is dangerous even deadly. I am a somewhat new rescue bearded dragon mom. I rescued Schmitty about 6 months ago and he was very malnourished the vet said. Since then he has put on a good deal of weight and getting lots of love and cuddles. I also give him liquid multivitamins and liquid calcium. Please tell me if I should take him to a vet tomorrow?
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Re: Stuck shed or normal?

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:14 pm

To me it doesnt look good but I am no expert--- I have seen shed and what not but not like this- some one w/ more experience will haft to look at it
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Re: Stuck shed or normal?

Postby claudiusx » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:26 pm

It possibly looks fungal based off the scales looking destroyed.

I'd take him into a vet if you can. If the vet has any concerns that it is fungal he will do a skin scrape to test it.

How long has the beard been like that? Since you rescued him?

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Re: Stuck shed or normal?

Postby SchmittysMom » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:36 pm

It has not been this way since I got him. No only recently have I noticed this. Maybe 1 month or so. Also I give him liquid multivitamins and the liquid is this yellow color.
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Re: Stuck shed or normal?

Postby claudiusx » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:40 pm

I suppose that's possible if it's been dripping down out of his mouth. Have you tried gently washing it in a bath?

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Re: Stuck shed or normal?

Postby SchmittysMom » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:38 pm

I bathe him frequently and always gently massage him with a soft toothbrush.
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Re: Stuck shed or normal?

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:34 pm

When you use the toothbrush, do you wet it and stroke downward on the beard ? If not, be sure to do that. Hopefully it is just the vitamins but otherwise it may be fungal like Karrie mentioned.

BTW, just an FYI, only give him the vitamins 1-2 X a week max., and only very small amount. They can get health problems if too much is given. It does sound like he's doing very well in your care though so good job. :)
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Re: Stuck shed or normal?

Postby SchmittysMom » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:48 pm

Oh definitely. Thank you for the advice. I'm only 6 months in, but I am pretty happy where Schmitty has come from in that time. He was totally starving to death, like a bone when I got him. Sometimes I worry about him not being all that active, then I remember he is recovering from being malnourished. But yeah, I only give him a teeny bit of liquid vitamins a few times a week, not daily.
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Re: Stuck shed or normal?

Postby AHBD » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:00 pm

That's great. When you get a chance maybe post pics of his set up . :)
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