Can I use A Soft Brush to Scrub my Beardie?

Soft Brush to Scrub my Beardies

You can use a soft brush, but it’s not necessary. Scrubbing your beardie’s skin isn’t going to do anything but irritate it.

Bearded dragons are reptiles, so they shed their skin periodically. It’s important not to pick at this shedding skin because it will leave an open wound that can get infected. If you see that there is some loose skin on your bearded dragon, gently remove it by hand. You can try using the corner of a paper towel or a washcloth to do this, but make sure you don’t rip any pieces off of your bearded dragon’s body.

If you want to clean your bearded dragon’s enclosure, it’s best if you wait until he’s out of his tank before cleaning it up. This prevents him from getting stressed out and injuring himself while trying to escape from his enclosure while it’s being cleaned out.

However, the beardies are not like other lizards. The scales on their bodies are made up of keratin, which is the same substance that makes up our hair and nails. So if you were to use a brush on your beardie, it would actually cause damage to their skin!

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The best way to clean a beardie’s skin is with water and a soft cloth. You can use baby wipes if you want to make sure you get all the dirt off of them, but be sure to rinse them off well afterward so they don’t get dehydrated!

The best way to clean a bearded dragon is with a spray bottle of water. A soft-bristled toothbrush can be used to remove any loose dander from the belly, but it is not necessary.

A beardie that is shedding heavily or has diarrhea may need more attention than this. They may also need to be bathed in warm water and probiotics added to their food for a few days.

Note: Do not use soap, detergent, or any other type of cleaning!!! These can be harmful to your bearded dragon, especially if they enjoy drinking in the bathtub. There is no need for anything else besides water.


I urge you to reconsider scrubbing your beardie with a soft brush. Not only do I think it’s inhumane, but it can also cause serious harm to your pet. There are two very easy alternatives that are just as effective: a soft-bristled toothbrush, or a paper towel. Either will get the job done without posing any risk to your pet.

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