shedding behavior ?

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shedding behavior ?

Postby trinityy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:24 pm

so I’ve had my bearded dragon for almost 2 months and she is always super kind, still a bit scared of me sometimes but for the most part she’s doing well. Is very healthy, she stays hydrated, eats well, poops daily and is growing however I noticed that whenever she sheds she seems to not wanna be touched, gets very grumpy all day, seems to kind of hide underneath a log in her tank, and basically wants nothing to do with me :(. but I’ve noticed that this only happens when she sheds ?? because once most of her shed is off she is completely white beard / belly 24/7, I can get near her & hand feed her & per her sometimes & she’s overall very happy all day.

so I was wondering is there such thing as “shedding behavior” ?? because I believe she only acts very grumpy when she sheds ...
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Re: shedding behavior ?

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:30 am

Yeah grumpiness during shedding is very common. It can vary between dragons and between sheds. While shedding is normal for them, I think it's pretty uncomfortable for them and they are relieved when the sheds are finally done. Lack of appetite during shedding is also fairly common.
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Re: shedding behavior ?

Postby trinityy » Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:38 pm

yes, thank you !! my beardie finally finished shedding and now she’s kind & happy again haha
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