Help With Retaining Shed

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Help With Retaining Shed

Postby Selkie1993 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:36 pm

Hello!

My dragon just finished shedding a bit on his face, full legs both front and back. His tail has been shedding but for some reason half way down its just barely peeling! I did flake a bit of it off for him, just a bit to get it started and have been giving baths. During the baths, I try massaging the tissue with no success.

Any idea whats going on? This is the second time his tail has done this

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Re: Help With Retaining Shed

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:48 pm

Let it come off on its own --- its called stubborn shed --- you can try misting him in his tank under basking light a couple times a day-- it may help it along
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Re: Help With Retaining Shed

Postby Selkie1993 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:51 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Let it come off on its own --- its called stubborn shed --- you can try misting him in his tank under basking light a couple times a day-- it may help it along
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Ok! I keep seeing all sorts of scary stuff saying retained shed causes their tails to fall off and its a sign of dehydration. Oh and he hatess misting so its always fun during shedding time -_- lol

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Re: Help With Retaining Shed

Postby JumpinJellyfish » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:56 am

I've had really good luck with leaving a very shallow (like 1/2-inch deep) dish with water in Norbert's tank, where he walks through it on his way to different spots. It doesn't cause humidity problems, and it gets his toes and tail wet. He has had no issues with retained shed in those areas since I started doing that. :0)
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Re: Help With Retaining Shed

Postby Selkie1993 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:57 am

JumpinJellyfish wrote:I've had really good luck with leaving a very shallow (like 1/2-inch deep) dish with water in Norbert's tank, where he walks through it on his way to different spots. It doesn't cause humidity problems, and it gets his toes and tail wet. He has had no issues with retained shed in those areas since I started doing that. :0)


Yeah, I've tried that :/ Drogon is seriously like a cat. He hates everything to do with water, whether it's misting, bathing, soaking, etc. When it's bathtime, he barely touches the water with a toe claw and starts climbing up my arm XD

I've started using this shed-ease spray and it did wonders :)
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Re: Help With Retaining Shed

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:56 am

Hi Selkie,

So did the shed finish?

The bottom half of the tail is always slow. You can imagine that part of the tail doesn't grow too much, or at least not as much as the rest of the body. So it typically is slower to come off.

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Re: Help With Retaining Shed

Postby Selkie1993 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:19 am

claudiusx wrote:Hi Selkie,

So did the shed finish?

The bottom half of the tail is always slow. You can imagine that part of the tail doesn't grow too much, or at least not as much as the rest of the body. So it typically is slower to come off.

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Hi Brandon!
Yes it went well, much better when I started using the shed ease spray. I mean, it was stuck on there for at least a few weeks which is why I was getting concerned. Ive found that warm water baths and a gentle scrub with a soft paper towel also helped alot to loosen it up!

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Re: Help With Retaining Shed

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:13 am

Ok Glad it worked out :)

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