Is he shedding or not

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Is he shedding or not

Postby NightRaysMoon » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:24 pm

Left leg is the less vibrant one and what caught my attention.
Dio looks to be shedding but I could be losing my mind. You can see weird “clear” outlines around each scale compared to the right

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I would like to know so I can stop babying him about eating and drinking, lol.
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Re: Is he shedding or not

Postby Draven88 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:39 pm

Its hard to say for certain in the pictures, but it does resemble a shed just starting to release in some spots. With a shed you will generally notice colors will become slightly muted and progress to a grayish transparent layer that will be the shed itself.

You mentioned worries about eating and drinking. While shedding is a good indicator of growth in babies/juveniles, weight and length gains are much more important as an indicator. Sheds will generally become less frequent with age.
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Re: Is he shedding or not

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:43 pm

That definitely looks like shed to me. It's a duller color and looks thicker/waxier in texture which should eventually just come free on it's own. Nothing to worry about there.
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