Baby beardie shedding

Shojo

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Hello,
I am new beardie owner and my baby has gone from eating 25+ bugs a day to 10-15. He’s started shedding a bit of peeling on his eyes and head. I read it’s not great to handle him while he’s shedding but I think a bath would help him. What’s the best way help and care while he sheds? He eats less that’s due to shedding right?
 

KarrieRee

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Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
Hello,
I am new beardie owner and my baby has gone from eating 25+ bugs a day to 10-15. He’s started shedding a bit of peeling on his eyes and head. I read it’s not great to handle him while he’s shedding but I think a bath would help him. What’s the best way help and care while he sheds? He eats less that’s due to shedding right?
It could be -- you can get a soft baby toothbrush and mist him in the tank and use the toothbrush on him to brush the loose shed off - especially if its dry and crackly -- lets go over the basking temps and the UVB -- what are the basking temps and how are you taking them? NO stickons please and the UVB is it a coil or a long tube fixture?
 

Shojo

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It could be -- you can get a soft baby toothbrush and mist him in the tank and use the toothbrush on him to brush the loose shed off - especially if its dry and crackly -- lets go over the basking temps and the UVB -- what are the basking temps and how are you taking them? NO stickons please and the UVB is it a coil or a long tube fixture?
I have a long tube for uvb hung inside by zip ties. His rock is 101 at the moment I use a temp gun and I have the temp gauge with the long probe to check his hammock temp. He prefers to bask on his hammock so it’s easier to measure temp with the temp gauge/probe instead
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
I have a long tube for uvb hung inside by zip ties. His rock is 101 at the moment I use a temp gun and I have the temp gauge with the long probe to check his hammock temp. He prefers to bask on his hammock so it’s easier to measure temp with the temp gauge/probe instead
What brand and bulb please look on the bulb it will say a T 5 or T 8 distance and placement is crucial for the bulbs
 

KarrieRee

BD.org Sicko
Beardie name(s)
Hiccup he is 5 and Blaze is 3
I have the T 5 bulb so I read that 10-14 inch away is okay
Depends on screen fine mesh like a screen door it needs to go inside the tank and that distance is ok wide hole type it can stay on top w/ a distance of 8-10 directly above basking decor
 

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