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Dry wrinkly white bearded dragon scales


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Hello I’m just extremely worried for my bearded because she has a few wrinkly individual scales and they look dried up. Her temps are 88-95 she has a 10.0 coil uvb. She eats collard greens dusted with calcium once or twice a week and 3 or 2 male adult Dubia roaches every now and then.She is active and eats really good, but she sits most of her day in the dark but I don’t think it’s brumation. Please help I want to know what it is!


BD.org Sicko
I am gonna say its the coil UVB --- please get rid of it-- they are inadequate for a UVB --- too many health issues --- please get a long tube fixture --- like a Zoo Med -- Sunblaster -- or a Arcadia -- 24" for a 40+ gallon tank w/ a Reptisun 10.0 T 5 or a Arcadia 12% bulb--- these are the best on the market at this time --- basking temps need to be 95-110 for a adult dragon -- they do tend to like the 95-100 temp and that temp needs to be taken w/ a digital probe thermometer --- NO stick ons they are inaccurate -- get your lighting changed out and temps correct and go from there on the behavior as far as the shedding please post a pic of her please --- NO colored bulbs in the tank either please -- the basking bulb needs to be a bright white bulb --


BD.org Sicko
Staff member

Some pictures of your girl would be helpful. Is she getting ready to shed perhaps?
Pictures of your tank setup would be great also!
How long have her scales appeared this way?
You can try giving a daily bath for awhile, along with oral fluids using a plastic dropper or
syringe for hydration to see if that helps out.

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