Rocky is DRY

Rocky2022

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Rocky, Ruby
Okay so Rocky is really dry. We are going through a heat wave so I am trying to monitor his temperatures accordingly. As you may recall, he's been semi-brumating the week prior. He is active (looking at me right now), he is eating, I gave him 2 baths (he licked a little drop here and there) but his back feels like sandpaper. He responds (yellow beard when he sees me)- he is alert during the day but I seriously dont remember him feeling so dry.
Now, I have Ruby so perhaps I am comparing and contrasting. He will pierce his lips (I know, I know) and I was like oh no respitory infection but everything else is the same. No noise, eyes fine- no discharge- he will close his particually opened mouth in 2 seconds. It's not opened wide enough to say that he's regulating, it's simply what i thought to breath. His nostrils are not plugged but I am continuing to watch them. His ears fine. No blackbearding at all.
Should I be concerned?
 
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Rocky2022

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Rocky, Ruby
I should add I put bugs in the water to get him to drink some water. For the first two bugs it worked. By the third bug, Rocky perfected his aim. I also did the pinch test, the skin went back instantly.]
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby ,Snicker Doodles, Sweet Pea, Sinatra
I think your over thinking it, but you can post a couple close up pics if your really worried.
The bugs 🐛 in the water is clever, i never thought of that. Sounds like he out smarted ya though lmao 🤣 😂
 

Claudiusx

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The only indication of hydration status in a home setting is the urates and poo. Everything else such as sunken eyes, skin pinching, droopy eye lids, etc. are all myths.

-Brandon
 

AHBD

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Dragons are always dry, they are reptiles that live in a hot climate and bask directly in the heat for portions of each day, their scales are naturally dry.
 

Rocky2022

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Rocky, Ruby
okay I get it, I am being dramatic. Dragon.jpg You know you can call me on it. I thought he felt like he had lotion on him. I blame RUBY- here's a picture. By the way, I don't see Rocky as fat.
 

Rocky2022

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Rocky, Ruby
Dragons are always dry, they are reptiles that live in a hot climate and bask directly in the heat for portions of each day, their scales are naturally dry.
I went to sleep and woke up thinking about this comment, "...their scales are naturally dry." I AM CRAZY HUH! LOL
Okay, they are DRY DRY DRY? LOL I am just playing but this is the laugh I needed. I know you are serious but the sad part is that i was too. I guess I shouldn't tell anyone I bought Reptaboost. Yes he's eating but I needed to just HOLD on to something just in case. It made my heart feel better like I was READY! Go ahead, judge-
 

xp29

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Nothing wrong with having a plan "just in case" 😉
 

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