Shedding info for Newbies

traildrifterphalanx

Sub-Adult Member
Hey all,
While being a member of this forum for a few months I've seen quite a few posts concerned for their dragons that turned out to be shed. While holding Richter tonight, I noticed he is shedding basically all his extremities to various degrees and thought maybe some visuals would help those starting out. Below are some photos of sheds in progress with flash and no flash.

It's worth noting dragons shed in patches, not full body like a snake. This may be small patches, large patches, or even full body pieces at a time.

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Foot shed, in patches. Almost completed!

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Hand shed, in patches. Just starting

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Tail shed, just the end. Just about done

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Head shed, no flash on this one because I didn't want to blind him. Shed is complete and shiny, should be popping off any day now.

Here are some older photos of the same dragon, showing how different their sheds can be

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I am unsure how helpful this would be to anyone, feel free to add your own shed photos as a resource.

Enjoy the dragons, all!
 

traildrifterphalanx

Sub-Adult Member
Original Poster
YoursTruly":2percjyf said:
Excellent post! My girl is in torso shed and also, randomly, her nose. And she is SO CRANKY. "DO NOT pick me up, Mom!"

Richter has never been a crabby shredder but this round he is just not having it, so grumpy! His shedding pattern just changed though, so instead of one area at a time it's like half of everything, and I'm sure that's more irritating. His tail shed is just popping off now but his head shed has been in progress about a week longer
 

YoursTruly

Juvie Member
That's completely it. Thane sheds in stages. This time half her torso she'd already and now the other half has begun. It's very strange looking! See how her color changes halfway down her back?

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traildrifterphalanx

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I do! I'd be interested to see if Richter's does that, his torso is the only thing not shedding right now which means it's next. I don't recall Simon ever having any weird shed patterns but she has since being an adult
 
my little man, Bubba, seems to shed A LOT. He's already looking white again
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and it seemed like last week he just went through a complete shed. This is his usual coloring.
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He's at 7" give or take. I guess with him being little and growing fast they probably do shed often. (We've had Bubba for a little over two months and just purchased our female, Jane
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, from this last weekends repticon, so we are new parents and still discovering. Lol.)
 

traildrifterphalanx

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Get ready for LOTS of that :D
I haven't seen Richter not in shed for months now. As soon as he sheds one spot, another was beginning, or in this case half of everything is going at once.
 
traildrifterphalanx":33gx6n4r said:
Get ready for LOTS of that :D
I haven't seen Richter not in shed for months now. As soon as he sheds one spot, another was beginning, or in this case half of everything is going at once.

Cool. Lol. Bubba looks like a cat when he goes to shedding and its so funny when he runs and rubs between our fingers. He get so ichty and acts like he want us but I think he just uses my husbands rough hands to his advantage in these situations. Lol.
 

traildrifterphalanx

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:lol: I know that all too well.
I pet along my dragons lips, and Richter (photo'd above) will start to rub his face against my hand for some scratching assistance. Even when not shedding he'll do it, it may just feel nice, but regardless it's adorable
 
traildrifterphalanx":j1j88tcr said:
:lol: I know that all too well.
I pet along my dragons lips, and Richter (photo'd above) will start to rub his face against my hand for some scratching assistance. Even when not shedding he'll do it, it may just feel nice, but regardless it's adorable

I just saw the funniest thing last night! Bubba would wave his butt in the air for me to scratch his tail base! Or would shake his back end when my finger was around his shed. Lol. He reminds me so much of a cat rubbing on you. Lol.
 

MrsWolvie

Member
This is Rey's first she'd since we brought her home on Sunday, the 16th. I was worried about her behavior yesterday she was pretty skittery and didn't eat much, plus she was puffing up randomly yesterday. She has been scratching at her head like a dog, which is actually kinda cute lol
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SHBailey

Gray-bearded Member
I wish we had taken pictures of our beardie when he was shedding on his back and one shoulder -- when it started to come loose, it looked like he was wearing a little Greek toga. Then about a day later, the toga turned into a loincloth, and then the loincloth turned into a G-string -- could have posted it under the title "shedding as an art form". 8) We've also seen T-shirts and gloves. Talk about weird shedding patterns... :lol:
 

SHBailey

Gray-bearded Member
Loki almost looks like a dragon with wings. That tops Puff's toga. :lol:

He's got ring around the tail right now. I'm going to have to make sure it comes off before it turns into a tourniquet. :roll:
 

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