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How often do bearded dragons shed their skin?

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Adult bearded dragons shed their skin once a year, while juvenile dragons that are still growing shed their skin several times in a year. Shedding is a natural process that allows the reptile to rejuvenate its body condition by molting the old, external skin layer.

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Bearded dragons occasionally need help shedding completely. Pet owners who see their reptile having difficulty shedding should use a shedding product, such as Shed-Ease or Shedding Aid, to soak the reptile for 20 minutes. After a shed bath, the animal should be dried completely before placing it back into its enclosure to prevent excess moisture from causing bacterial growth.

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