Shedding info for Newbies

Erikalin

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Zazu seems to be getting lighter every time she sheds. She is also getting bumpier... is that normal? When I first got her she was smooth on her back, now she has bumps. I have looked at them through a magnifying glass to make sure it wasn't leftover Shed and as far as I can tell it isn't, it's in a fairly regular pattern too. Her spikes have also grown larger, which I would expect... but it seems as if she has added a few more....

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Shedding pics because ...cute.

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nekonuggs

Member
We just brought our baby Reptar home on Monday and he's already had a belly shed. He got SO cranky and I felt so bad. I just kept talking to him until it was time to go to bed. He seems a lot better and more comfy this morning though
 
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!
Shedding shouldn't be a problem. If the shedding takes more than a month, I would suggest giving your beardie a bath. This should move the shedding along. Also, cute shedding pics.
 

Rocky2022

Hatchling Member
Beardie name(s)
Rocky
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.

89300-8237678618.jpg
89300-8342497828.jpg
Foot shed, in patches. Almost completed!

89300-8339289124.jpg
89300-5254931082.jpg
Hand shed, in patches. Just starting

89300-799546941.jpg
89300-110958475.jpg
Tail shed, just the end. Just about done

89300-1992940158.jpg
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

89300-2075879528.jpg
89300-681315004.jpg
89300-9594043865.jpg
89300-5110890050.jpg
89300-550828218.jpg
89300-9375773835.jpg

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!
This was VERY helpful, thank you so much!
 

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