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Joan, Veterinary Technician
Category: Reptile
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Experience:  35+ years experience as veterinary tech and 40+ years experience doing reptile rescues.
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We just rescued a 3 yr old female bearded dragon. She smells

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We just rescued a 3 yr old female bearded dragon. She smells really bad as does EVERYTHING in her home. We soaked her bowls and plastic climbing logs in 1 ounce bleach and very hot water. We threw away all of her natural logs becuase they reeked. We have been bathing hee daily and scrubbed her every other day with a tooth brush. She still smells as does her home. Any other advice?? She eats meal worms and veggies and fruits.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Reptile
Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.


My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with special interest in Reptiles and Reptile Rescue.

I would like to ask some questions and once I get answers get the answers I can formulate an answer for you. Please do not rate until I give an answer.

Can you tell me about the set up?

Diet Prey/type of veggies?



UVB Bulb, compact coil or Linear Tube, strength, age of bulb, and brand?

Basking light?

Temps in Basking area, warm side and cool side?

Any loose stools?


Expert:  Joan replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dana,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?