Tips of Scales turning black on belly?

Shotty.Sub

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Fiona
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My beardie is shedding. Her beard, some arms, just finished her tail and two feet, it looks like her stomach is about to shed as it's getting a bit darker and I can see what looks like two layers of Scales.

However I noticed this little black tips appearing and got a bit worried. Hoping this is just part of the shedding process?
 

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xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
It looks pretty normal to me. All my dragons have looked slightly different when they shed. One of my hypo's would turn snow white for a few days before she shed. She was 100 percent het for zero so i assume maybe thats why. My other hypo doesn't turn white.
Just keep an eye on it and if it changes maybe post pics. There is some vet techs here, they will be able to be more educated than me.
 

Shotty.Sub

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It looks pretty normal to me. All my dragons have looked slightly different when they shed. One of my hypo's would turn snow white for a few days before she shed. She was 100 percent het for zero so i assume maybe thats why. My other hypo doesn't turn white.
Just keep an eye on it and if it changes maybe post pics. There is some vet techs here, they will be able to be more educated than me.
Thank you. Yeah. She had these before but seems to be more now. But she's also getting closer to shed?

Maybe a vet tech could confirm too .

She's eating fine. Last bowel movement was healthy. She seems a bit more lethargic than usual, but she is shedding. Still alert and interactive, just seems sleepy.
 

xp29

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Zen , Ruby & Snicker Doodle
Their behavior does change a little during a shed.
And as far as that goes all 3 of mine take naps through the day, sleepy on its own isn't really a red flag.
 

Drache613

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Hello,

Great, by the time I saw this & was going to post, it has resolved! I am glad it wasn't anything
serious. Their scales tend to darken, then lighten up right before they shed.
They always want to make us worry about something!

Tracie
 

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