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QnA on Bearded dragon shedding

Bearded dragons are one of the most popular lizards available in the pet trade. Their gentle nature and interesting behavior make them a favorite among both kids and adults. Bearded dragons are not only beautiful, but they are also very social creatures that need to be kept in large groups to thrive. 

Like all reptiles, bearded dragons grow and shed their skin as they get older. The amount and type of shedding varies depending on the individual dragon's age, health, diet, and activity level. When your bearded dragon is shedding, you will see small pieces of skin flaking off his body. This is a normal process for bearded dragons and should not be considered a problem. 

    Some owners mistakenly think that their beardie needs to be constantly replaced because he is shedding so much skin.

    Bearded Dragons shed as a result of either growth or the replacement of injured skin. Bearded Dragons shed their skin as they grow: Shedding occurs practically weekly between the ages of 0 and 6 months. This is due to your Bearded Dragon's development.

    Is it possible for you to handle a shedding bearded dragon?

    Shedding is a natural part of life for bearded dragons, and it's typically not anything you should be concerned about. It is really recommended that if your dragon is shedding, no matter how unhappy they seem, you should not remove their shed off for them.

    Is it necessary to wash your bearded dragon when it is shedding?

    Yes! Increasing the frequency of baths (3-4 times per week) during shedding season can greatly benefit in loosening your dragon's skin, since baths provide more moisture and make their skin easier to shed. Some owners even give their shedding beardies regular showers.

    When a bearded dragon sheds, how long does it take?

    A bearded dragon's body shed takes around 2 to 3 weeks on average, however it takes significantly less time when they are young. It might take a week or more for dragons to shed sections of their bodies rather than the whole body.

    When it comes to shedding, can bearded dragons become grumpy?

    Because of the shedding, any effort to touch or handle the dragon may make it seem angry. This is very natural, and you should allow them plenty of room. This behavior might persist anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

    When bearded dragons shed, do they experience pain?

    Many reptiles, not only Bearded Dragons, have had skin/scale damage as a result of caretakers "aiding" the shed process. This is painful for them and may cause infections, so don't do it.

    Should I use water to squirt my bearded dragon?

    Misting with water Not all bearded dragons are born with the ability to drink from bowls. If you're concerned about this and don't believe your pet is drinking from his dish, gently spritz him with water using a spray bottle. Do this for as long as he maintains drinking the water, which should be around twice a week.

    When should your bearded dragon be let out of its cage?

    They don't like change, therefore if it doesn't happen on a regular basis, they may reject it. Make it a point to take your bearded dragon out at least once a week for thirty minutes to an hour, so it becomes a regular part of their routine and they get used to it.

    Is it necessary for bearded dragons to have a water bowl?

    Is a water dish required for bearded dragons? Although bearded dragons do not need a water bowl, providing water on demand may bring several advantages if maintained clean. Offering a bearded dragon water in a bowl, on the other hand, is insufficient to induce it to drink. Despite having a bowl of water at its disposal, a bearded dragon may get dehydrated.

    What are the signs that my bearded dragon is dehydrated?

    Skin that is dry, wrinkled, or puckered. Skin elasticity and flexibility are reduced. Eyes that are sunken and receding. Weakness and sluggishness. Membranes that are sticky or dry. Skin that is flaky or has a hard time peeling. Constipation means a lack of feces on a regular basis.

    What are the signs that your bearded dragon is unhappy?

    They show their emotions by bobbing their heads, waving their arms, bowing, swinging their tails, and yawning. All of these characteristics indicate a contented and satisfied beardie. An furious, often unpleasant beardie emits hissing, fast head bobbing, and a gaping mouth.

    What is causing the whiteness of the bearded dragon?

    Because it is shedding, the bearded dragon is going white. It's worth noting the white areas, which are going to shed. Shedding is one of the primary reasons why your bearded dragon is going white. Young bearded dragons that are actively developing will shed often — as frequently as once every several weeks.

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    About the author

    I am Paige and I love pets. I have a bearded dragon and a husky. My bearded dragon's name is Bart and he is a lot of fun. He likes to eat crickets and play in his cage. My husky's name is Sandy and she is a lot of fun, too. She likes to run and play in the park. I love taking them for walks and playing with them. They are both a big part of my family.
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