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My brother just got a mountain horned dragon today and we were wondering about it's shedding habits. A couple of the questions that we have are how often do they shed, and do we have to clean the skin out of the terrarium or does it eat it?

Hello Scott,

Do you have any pictures of your horned dragon I could see?  They are so beautiful.  
How old is he?

They shed quite often when they are young but don't shed as often when they are adults though.
You can clean the shed skin out of the tank as he most likely wont eat the skin.  
What is your tank setup like?  Send pictures of your tank setup also.  



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Tracie Kretzschmar


I can answer questions pertaining to health, UVB specifics, overall husbandry care & supplementation, analysis of blood test results, and behavioral problems & handling. I can answer questions pertaining to bearded dragons, leopard geckos, iguanas, uromastyx & ball pythons. I can answer adeno virus related questions in bearded dragons, & then specifically about the testing methods as well. I am beginning an Pogona Adeno Testing Society in 2008 which will help to begin to start some standardization within the bearded dragon colonies of the breeders who choose to test.


I have been working with bearded dragons for over 5 years now, as well as leopard geckos, too. I am currently doing rescues, as well. I hope to be able to educate people prior to them purchasing an exotic pet in order to avoid any health crisis with them.

I have a master's degree in sports medicine & physiology, & 1 year of vet tech schooling, & am currently working on a reptile certification through the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council.

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