Bearded Dragon Turning Purple

Rebecca19

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Beardie name(s)
Myla
My Bearded Dragon's right back thigh is turning purple and I'm not sure what it is and what I need to do so I was wondering if anyone could help me please and thank you.
 

Rebecca19

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Myla

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xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
In your picture it looks like newspaper substrate. Paper is a fine substrate, but i recommend paper towels. The ink in newspaper is strong and could irritate their sinus and lungs. I personally am sensitive to it and don't read newspapers due to it, i would think it might be an irritant to them also.
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
No, as they get older they stop doing complete body sheds, it will get extremely patchy. Some times it takes weeks for shed to let go, just let it do it's thing, and don't try to assist other then an occasional soak in warm shallow water. Make sure the water is not more than elbow deep and no hotter than lukewarm. If it feels hot to you its to hot to dunk them in. Also they use the same muscle group to walk and to breath. They can't do both at once, thats why the water shouldn't be above their elbows, don't want to risk drowning.
 

Rebecca19

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Myla
No, as they get older they stop doing complete body sheds, it will get extremely patchy. Some times it takes weeks for shed to let go, just let it do it's thing, and don't try to assist other then an occasional soak in warm shallow water. Make sure the water is not more than elbow deep and no hotter than lukewarm. If it feels hot to you its to hot to dunk them in. Also they use the same muscle group to walk and to breath. They can't do both at once, thats why the water shouldn't be above their elbows, don't want to risk drowning.
Oh ok thank you
 

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