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While body changing color

zoeandpop

Bearded Dragon Egg
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Hello everyone! I had a question and do not know if i should be worried. I noticed that my beardies whole body was darkening in color so i thought the temps were not right so i had everything checked and everything is perfect. He is not lethargic and is eating completely normal as well as pooping regularly so i do not know what is going on. I started to worry so I had him out and noticed he goes back to his beautiful colors when i take him out of his enclosure… i called the reptile store near me and they said this is because he does not want to be in his enclosure which i do not know haha and when he is out he runs around and is completely normal. His beard is not black at all he just has darkened in color and I just want to make sure my baby is okay. I saw it could be from shedding which he just had his head shed so maybe that is it?????? please let me know what you guys think!

Thanks a ton!!
 

Sadie

Bearded Dragon Veteran
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Hello everyone! I had a question and do not know if i should be worried. I noticed that my beardies whole body was darkening in color so i thought the temps were not right so i had everything checked and everything is perfect. He is not lethargic and is eating completely normal as well as pooping regularly so i do not know what is going on. I started to worry so I had him out and noticed he goes back to his beautiful colors when i take him out of his enclosure… i called the reptile store near me and they said this is because he does not want to be in his enclosure which i do not know haha and when he is out he runs around and is completely normal. His beard is not black at all he just has darkened in color and I just want to make sure my baby is okay. I saw it could be from shedding which he just had his head shed so maybe that is it?????? please let me know what you guys think!

Thanks a ton!!
Please post a pic --- usually if they get dark it could be hes trying to absorb the heat -- is he sitting under his basking bulb when doing this --- the pet store does not know what they are talking about--- it could be shed is coming on -- but a pic would be most helpful -- how are you getting the basking temps? NO stickons and you need a digital probe thermometer to get surface temps --- for a adult / juvie dragon 95-100 for a baby 105-110-- place the probe on the spot he sits for basking and wait 10 minor so and then get the temp
 
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