Shedding info for Newbies

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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Nykeri » Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:03 pm

Thanks! Yeah Rocco just started shedding and I wasn’t entirely sure what it was....

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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Nykeri » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:52 am

I'm wondering how much shedding affects beardie's behavior... Rocco is going through a major shed right now - torso, legs, under head - and the poor little guy is miserable. He has no interest in his Dubia roaches, and I've been supplementing him with carnivore critical care...

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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Piccassofantasy » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:02 pm

I just gotta bearded dragon and I was wondering if it normal for them to be shedding every week? I got her a month ago and she has already shed 4 times!! And how can I make the shedding process easier on the poor little girl?
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby possumpeg » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:09 pm

Really appreciate the photos and info. Chip shed his tail about a week ago, and his head started looking milky, he was digging at it pretty good this morning especially around his ears and scaly neck, so I gave him his first bath. He really liked that!
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Lizardking509 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:11 am

I have a question. My beardie just finished shedding a couple of days ago. From the looks of it he is shedding again. Is that normal or should i be worried? He is 7-8 months old. I have had him 6 weeks now.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Piccassofantasy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:02 am

Lizardking509 wrote:I have a question. My beardie just finished shedding a couple of days ago. From the looks of it he is shedding again. Is that normal or should i be worried? He is 7-8 months old. I have had him 6 weeks now.

Honestly mine does the same thing, as long as shed isn’t building up on her/him and he/she doesn’t look too tired he/she should be perfectly fine. If your really worried just stick her/him into a warm bath for about ten minutes everyday untilbthe shed comes off.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Lizardking509 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:32 pm

Okay. Cool. Thank you. Much appreciated :)
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby DorgEndo » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:58 pm

I'm starting to get concerned my dragon is not shedding enough.

Got her Feb 9th, within 2 weeks at 6 months age she shed her toes. That was it.

Now she is 8 months old ( I'm counting the 1st of each month as new age as best guess). The past 2 weeks she shed her toes, forelegs, sides of mouth, side of face, and snout. I have never seen her she'd the top of her head, back, belly, nor tail. She has gone from 13 inches to 13.25 inches length. Weight is up from about 194 grams to 216 grams today. I know growth tends to slow down after 6 months age. But I never got to see her shedding when she was younger so I'm not sure if she is shedding enough. Anyone have an opinion to help me out with this?
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby rubeuslupin » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:54 am

So glad to see this thread, I have been curious about some of the shedding details since my beardie is in his first shed since bringing him home.

My question is, about how long does it usually take once they begin looking ashy for them to actually shed? He shed his tail earlier this week, Monday night-ish, but he has looked like this since then. This picture is from Wednesday, after he was watered down, so he does not look as dry as he has. It is his entire torso, arms, legs, head, everything but the tail looks like it wants to shed, but hasn't yet. I am wondering when it should cause concern if they haven't shed yet. I will try to get a fresh picture today.

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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby rubeuslupin » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:40 pm

Here is a pic from today. He doesn’t seem very fond of moving around, wants me to give food right to him, and he won’t chase crickets.

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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby rking02 » Thu May 23, 2019 7:45 pm

traildrifterphalanx wrote:Hey all,
While being a member of this forum for a few months I've seen quite a few posts concerned for their dragons that turned out to be shed. While holding Richter tonight, I noticed he is shedding basically all his extremities to various degrees and thought maybe some visuals would help those starting out. Below are some photos of sheds in progress with flash and no flash.


I am unsure how helpful this would be to anyone, feel free to add your own shed photos as a resource.

Enjoy the dragons, all!


Thanks for the reference! I was unaware that they shed in "stages". Now that I look at my baby I notice parts of him that are different colors than the rest. I heard shedding is basically like getting a sunburn, new skin and all the irritation!
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Tfulton30 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:11 pm

Good info. Mine is doing the same. The top of her torso is grey as well as her head and her back legs. Lol. She shed all around the rest of her body. The other day it looked like she was wearing leg warmers.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby SHBailey » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:23 am

Yes, beardies can dress themselves in all sorts of interesting little costumes when they're shedding. In addition to leg warmers, I've seen booties, mittens, T-shirts, and once even a little Roman toga that turned into a loincloth a couple of days later -- I'm sorry I didn't take a picture of that one. I could have posted it on here under the title, "Shedding as an Art Form." :mrgreen:
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Rdhaene0518 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:53 pm

I have a 7 month old beardie that consistently shed pretty much every 3 to 4 weeks. He shed off one arm and hasn't started to shed his head or back. I thought maybe I wasn't feeding him enough dubia roaches or superworms so I have been giving him more insects. He gets his vegetables every day and I have calcuim that I give him 6x a week and a vitamin 1x a week. He is eating well and is very active his shedding just seems to have stopped. Is there something that I am doing wrong? Thanks
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby claudiusx » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:03 pm

Nope, as they grow bigger, they will start to grow slower. And this means shedding starts taking longer and that more time goes in between sheds. They can shed certain parts of their body only, not every shed will be full body.

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