Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

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Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby Lalap1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:21 pm

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So my son’s bearded dragon started looking a little lighter colored on his head a couple of weeks ago, and he wanted to sleep in his cave more during the day, plus he looked a little grumpy. He finally shed some on his chin/under his mouth, but the top of his head continues to just be discolored and the skin doesn’t look like it’s loosening up at all. We’ve bathed him about once every 4 days but obviously the top of his head can’t be soaked. We also spritz him about once a day. When should we worry that it’s stuck? Or could he just be changing colors?? I have some pictures but can’t figure out how to attach, if anyone has any advice on that!
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:38 pm

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at top of message box then click on the pic it should post -- its not stuck give it time it will come eventually
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby Lalap1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:06 pm

Got it - thanks!
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:08 pm

Yep -- give it time it will come off - when he starts getting crunchy like spray him a couple of times a day to help w/ the shed -- you can take a soft tooth brush and gently brush him to help loosen the shed
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby Wickedpogana » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:21 pm

they shed their back and tail and even limbs at diffrenet times can come off in parts or patches give him something rough to rub against like some rocks but not too rough where he will get cut just spray his parts down that hasnt quite come off yet never pick or peel it off no matter how much you think your helping you wont be goodluck with future sheds
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby Lalap1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:44 pm

Thanks. He’s she’s before but it never seemed to take as long as this has. At what point should I get worried it’s not coming loose fast enough??
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:45 pm

It will could be a couple of weeks - dont peel it or pick at it you will do more harm than good - let nature do its thing
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby Lalap1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:06 pm

But it’s already been like 2 weeks - is it okay to stay like that as long as it takes I guess??
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:12 pm

I am gonna have ahbd look at it---
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby AHBD » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:21 pm

Yes that's perfectly normal. As beardies get older/bigger it takes much longer to shed, some sheds can linger for a long time. Some people post info that it needs helping but sheds will come off in due time. The only areas you sometimes need to worry about is the toes or tail end, sometimes you can see a tight piece of retained shed restricts blood flow but then it's quite obvious, like a tight rubber band effect. Your dragon will shed, probably pretty soon. Here's pic of one of mine with odd shed. :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploa ... _large.jpg
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Re: Beardie shedding - is this what it looks like?

Postby Lalap1 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:36 pm

Okay - that makes me feel better. At least I do know better than to pick at it 😳 Thanks so much!
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