Shedding or scale rot?

Hi there,

I have had my baby bearded dragon (she's around 12 weeks old) for about 4 weeks. Last week I noticed she was beginning to shed around her head and feet, and she began to be pretty grumpy and not wanting to be handled which I read was normal. She was also eating normally last week during the shed. She has still not shed her belly/back and I'm getting worried that she may have scale rot? Today she has been hiding a lot and had a really low appetite and has displayed stress marks all day. I also noticed a spot on her tail where it looks like shedding has begun - it isn't an ucler or yellow or anything like scale rot but thought it was worth mentioning. She has some white tiny spots on her belly and where she poos from that just look like skin. I gave her a bath today to try and help remove the loose skin so hopefully that works. Her temperatures seem to be all fine as well. Is she just unevenly shedding and her belly/back will shed soon? Is it normal for baby bearded dragons to take a while to shed?

Thank you!!




AHBD Sicko
Hi there, she looks fine ! Uneven shedding is the norm with beardies and they don't need any help. The internet has caused a lot of panic with beardie owners when people ask about supposed scale rot and stuck shed. Other than fungal issues, those 2 things are so rare as to almost never be a problem. If you are concerned about her bellly + vent area you can post pics of that but there's almost never any problem.

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