Dragon is not shedding

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Hello, my dragon has not shed in like 3 months and I completely never thought about it till now. For some background info she lives in a 120 gallon bioactive zen habitat. I use a T5 linear UBV bulb, a basking bulb (I forgot which one but I think it’s from zoo-med), and one ceramic heat bulb. The humidity now stays between 35% and 50% usually but it’s hard when the humidity fluctuates so much. The heat is all correct now too. But I want to mention I just moved so she has moved from my old house to the hotel to the new house of the course of many months. During the move I was struggling to keep the conditions as optimal as they are now so she was in a 40 gall for a few months while the big tank was moving. The 40 gallon was worse in humidity oftentimes being 50% to 60%. Oh also she is 8-9 months old. Physically she looks great but I’m really worried something is wrong because looking back I can’t even remember the last time she shed does anyone know what I can do? I know I should probably take her to the vet but it’s very busy right now and the next opening is in quite a bit of time.
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Don't bother with the vet, save your money for treats for her. They seem like they are shedding every other day when they are babies. But as they get bigger it slows way down. Their skin isn't like ours, it can't stretch or shrink. As such they shed when their body changes in size. I'm guessing she is probably up aroubd 17-19 inches. That is about when the shedding slows, it will become patchy and not whole body sheds also.
 

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Don't bother with the vet, save your money for treats for her. They seem like they are shedding every other day when they are babies. But as they get bigger it slows way down. Their skin isn't like ours, it can't stretch or shrink. As such they shed when their body changes in size. I'm guessing she is probably up aroubd 17-19 inches. That is about when the shedding slows, it will become patchy and not whole body sheds also.
Alright thanks for the reply, that makes more sense because she is around that size now and I was very used to her shedding almost constantly lol.
 

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