T’is the season for moulting for my baby Maypo!
Bathing him helped him to shed his outer skin as it began to get a bit tight for him. I came home and he looked like he was wearing a tutu!
Bearded dragons outgrow their outer layer of skin and you need to soak and bath them in warm water. Using a soft baby toothbrush, I gently brush and stroke his back, face, arms and legs to help the skin fall off. Never use your fingers to peel it as this can damage the scales and they may never grow back!
‘In biology, moulting (British English), or molting(American English), also known as sloughing, shedding, or in many invertebrates, ecdysis, is the manner in which an animal routinely casts off a part of its body (often, but not always, an outer layer or covering), either at specific times of the year, or at specific points in its life cycle.
Moulting can involve shedding the epidermis (skin), pelage (hair, feathers, fur, wool), or other external layer. In some groups, other body parts may be shed, for example, wings in some insects or the entire exoskeleton in arthropods.’ —Wikipedia