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 Post subject: the swimmer
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:15 pm 
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Slash had a bath the other day he always seams to like it, especially if you gently splash his back with warm water. Anyway I digress. Usually he just floats about well slash decided he wanted to be in the deeper part, so back went the legs down the side of his body and the tail and backside start to wiggle. He looked just like a croc the way he swam, could not believe it he looked so natural.
I though they lived in predominately dry arid areas, therefore stayed away from water but it looked as though he was born around water


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 Post subject: Re: the swimmer
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:16 pm 
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Most animals are natural swimmers if you put them into water. It doesn't mean that it is good for them though.

Bathing increases humidity around them, and that can harm their lungs as beardies are not built to tolerate any type of humidity. They don't have standing water in their natural habitat, and hence can absorb the moisture they need from the food they eat.

Although he might look like he is enjoying it, you should really limit baths to when he really needs it, e.g. if he is having a particularly difficult shed, or has run through poo and got dirty. It really isn't good for him.

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 Post subject: Re: the swimmer
PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:57 pm 
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He does not have a lot of bath just occasionally and usually for only a couple of mins.


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