Bearded dragons scales are peeling off WHAT DO I DO

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Bearded dragons scales are peeling off WHAT DO I DO

Postby Mushuthebearded » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:10 am

I had just bought my juvenile bearded dragon about a month ago when I bought him he had an eye infection that's the first thing I noticed im treating the infection right now but I noticed that his scales are peeling off and I don't know what to do [Click image to enlarge]
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the peeling is right next to his back legs
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Re: Bearded dragons scales are peeling off WHAT DO I DO

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:30 am

Hes shedding take a spray bottle spray him and you can take a soft baby toothbrush and lightly brush him to loosen the shed --- you can do this a couple times a day --- do not pick them off
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Re: Bearded dragons scales are peeling off WHAT DO I DO

Postby AHBD » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:40 am

That looks odd, can you take a pic from above him ? Is that dark spot an open wound ?
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Re: Bearded dragons scales are peeling off WHAT DO I DO

Postby Mushuthebearded » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:30 pm

It doesn't look like he's shedding his scales are literally peeling off and there is no open wound
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Re: Bearded dragons scales are peeling off WHAT DO I DO

Postby AHBD » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:32 pm

That''s why you need to post a pic from above to show the area better.
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Re: Bearded dragons scales are peeling off WHAT DO I DO

Postby Mushuthebearded » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:41 pm

That patch of scales ended up falling off so now there's an odd spot of just skin and no scales [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Bearded dragons scales are peeling off WHAT DO I DO

Postby AHBD » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:51 pm

Thanks, that pic is more helpful. Has he been anywhere that he might have scraped it , like if he was loose in the house and tried to crawl under a tight spot ? Anything in his cage he could have scraped it on ? It doesn't look serious but you can dab it with a watered down betadine mix using a paper towel or cotton ball and then put some neosporin or raw unpasteurized which is a natural antimicrobial. Just be 100 % sure there are no loose insects, esp. crickets in the tank. They can hide under cage decor so be sure to look around.
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Postby Mushuthebearded » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:55 pm

Thank you so much I'm very happy that he's going to be ok my last bearded never had this problem he was very happy and healthy and died after a long 9 years had him when I was 6 and I want Mushu to live a bit longer than him
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Re: Bearded dragons scales are peeling off WHAT DO I DO

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:32 am

Hello,

Wow, that does look a bit off, but I think it looks as if he damaged his scales somehow I
agree. How long have the scales looked like that?
Raw honey works miracles on skin issues. Let the area heal up & it should eventually
slough off once it has healed.

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