Shedding info for Newbies

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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby SHBailey » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:48 am

Agreed -- partial and asymmetrical sheds are normal, especially as the beardie gets older.

When we first got our beardie, after having had a snake for several years, our reptile vet warned us that bearded dragons are Not-Like-Snakes when they shed. Takes some getting used to. :)
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Rdhaene0518 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:27 pm

Thank you so much!
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby LandonPolasky » Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:34 pm

I wish I would have seen this post a lot sooner. I legit accidentally pulled my bearded dragon's shed thinking it was a dead bug.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby SHBailey » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:42 am

Agreed that bearded dragons are Not-Like-Snakes when it comes to shedding. They can't just pull it off like a stocking the way a snake can because they have arms and legs and fingers and toes, so it's more complicated. That being said, my beardie's latest attempt at shedding is a mess... :roll:
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Obriennicole » Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:17 pm

New mom here! Thanks for posting the helpful shedding information! Just curious is you could look at a pic and tell me if my beardie is in a current shed and how long does it typically take for a shed to be complete? His tail is alot brighter than anything else! [Click image to enlarge]
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:28 am

It looks like his back and the end of his tail are getting ready to shed because of the dull/waxy coloring of the skin.That should eventually harden and break free. The amount of time that takes can vary quite a bit.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:34 am

Hello I have a couple of questions. My bearded dragon hasn’t shed since I got him 10/19/2019. He had just finished shedding his tail the first week I got him. Since then he hasn’t shed. I don’t know if this could contribute to his diet, he stopped eating live insects within the first month of being here and I’ve been syringe feeding him since. The vet gave me some oxbow carnivore care which I would drip onto his snout for him to eat. I noticed that he has what looks like dried food on his snout and face, but I don’t want to pick it off just in case it’s old skin. I always clean him with a q-tip and some water after each meal and this stays there. His bottom eyelid also seems to be coming off? I tried to take pics, this is the best I could get.

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Could this be shed starting or stuck food? If stuck food, how can I get it off without hurting him?
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:45 am

The second picture is a bit too blurry, but in the first one the skin around his face looks a bit waxy which usually indicates a shed is about to start.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:34 pm

CooperDragon wrote:The second picture is a bit too blurry, but in the first one the skin around his face looks a bit waxy which usually indicates a shed is about to start.


Wow!!! I thought it was caked on food! 😅 about how long until the peeling starts?
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:59 am

Caked on food happens too but that looks like a shed. Hard to say when it will start. It really varies between dragons and between shed cycles.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:55 am

Hello!
Can any beardie experts take a look at my beardie. Specifically the tail, it was shedding but I’m not sure if it had some stuck shed? I’ve also included pictures of his back and leg as it seems to be shedding too but not sure. Thank you!

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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby AHBD » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:55 am

Nothing stuck there, there rarely is. People use the term " stuck shed " in an improper way. There is almost never a stuck shed, just a normal lingering shed that comes off when it's ready. :) Part of his tail that is lighter has already shed, where the darker part starts, including his back, has yet to shed. Nothing to worry about or to do anything about , it's totally normal.
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby PathfinderMom91 » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:09 am

AHBD wrote:Nothing stuck there, there rarely is. People use the term " stuck shed " in an improper way. There is almost never a stuck shed, just a normal lingering shed that comes off when it's ready. :) Part of his tail that is lighter has already shed, where the darker part starts, including his back, has yet to shed. Nothing to worry about or to do anything about , it's totally normal.


Ah, thank you very much! :)
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby Olive2710 » Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:51 pm

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Hey guys! I'm new to this platform and you all seem so nice and helpful so I thought I'd ask a question. I got Todd a bit over a month ago and he's shed 3 times already, his most recent being about a week and a bit ago, and I was wondering if this is just shed that's late coming off? Thanks in advance 😆
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Re: Shedding info for Newbies

Postby AHBD » Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:45 am

Nothing abnormal there at all, looks like a perfect tail. :)
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