Bearded Dragon Bathing

Chris Stephens By Chris Stephens, 2nd Nov 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2yjq17nn/
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Bearded Dragons need to be hydrated. Bathing serves two purposes, to clean and to hydrate the bearded dragon. When bathing, there are some things that need to be considered in order for the bearded dragon to be safe.

Bathing Your Bearded Dragon

Bearded Dragons need to be hydrated. Bathing serves two purposes, to clean and to hydrate the bearded dragon. When bathing, there are some things that need to be considered in order for the bearded dragon to be safe.

The first thing is to make sure that the water is not to cold or too hot. Most likely you don’t have a thermometer inside the bath tub, so start out by adding warm water then towards the end add some hot water to gain the perfect temperature. The water temperature needs to be around 90 degrees Fahrenheit for babies and 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults. Remember that the bath water will cool down over time and so you will need to periodically add hot water in order to keep the water temperature at a comfortable level for your bearded dragons.

The second thing is to not have the water to deep. The bearded dragons are great swimmers; they won’t feel safe when the water is deep, and they can’t set their feet down, stop and relax.
The third thing is not use any kind of soap, bubbles, or oil. Sounds silly I know but some people think that they need a full blown spa treatment, but the soap and things aren’t good for the bearded dragons. All they need to stay clean is their ability to swim and simply water.
Just a word of warning the warm water will likely cause the bearded dragon to go to the bathroom. The best thing to do is to keep a container to scoop out the feces.

I recommend giving the bearded dragons a good 10-20 minute soak a week. If there in the process of shedding or about to shed then you may give them a bath more often.
When they’re ready to come out of the tub, just give them a nice drying with a towel then put them back in there enclosures.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
3rd Nov 2011 (#)

Good pet care tips for owners of bearded dragons

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