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    Why do beardies eat their shed skin?

    Hi,

    My baby beardie started shedding today and quite happily ate a little bit of it. I know this is pretty common, but does anyone know why they do it or have any theories?

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    Because it's tasty
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Ink View Post
    Because it's tasty
    What's it taste like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venomous1111 View Post
    What's it taste like?
    Like sunburnt skin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Ink View Post
    Because it's tasty
    That's as good a reason as any, I suppose!
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    would it be a source of calcium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Ink View Post
    Like sunburnt skin...
    This comment worries me, however...
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    I'm sure it has plenty of nutrients in it. just a guess but a resonable one i think (:
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    Maybe it's like...delicious KFC chicken skin for beardies


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    Probaly tasted better than the peace of poo it ate previous to the skin eating lol
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    dunno but its gross

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    Its a form of nutrients as said above. Very tasty...more like crackling
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    there might be some nutrition,but probably more out of curiosity than anything,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelhorn View Post
    Its a form of nutrients as said above.
    I've heard this idea before, but does anyone know what the composition of shed beardie skin is?

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlover1 View Post
    probably more out of curiosity than anything,
    That could be. I've seen my beardie lick things and I guess she's testing them out.
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    If you put a bit of snake shed in the enclosure its hilarious to see how dragons react.they hide for a bit then get curious,eventually they go nuts for it.

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