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Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby jufer4uk » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:57 am

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New to bearded dragons had mine since janurary been told they can grow to about 2ft head to tail but was just wondering at what kinda rate they grow from been a baby to adult ish size

baby pic been about 4" head to tail
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09/03/09 is 12"
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby Freeie » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:59 am

They becaome a adult at 18 months so id asume thats when they stop growing but im not sure im sure someone will post if that isnt correct :D
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby ScooterBlenny » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:02 am

Pudge's parents are both around 20 or 21", I believe, which is a pretty normal size. She was 9" when I got her at 2 months old, and by 6 months old she was 16". She is almost 18" now at 8 months, so her growing has slowed.
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby Ethelia » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:52 am

You may find the underneath website usefull.
http://www.beautifuldragons.503xtreme.com/Growth.html

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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby EmmalineSSR » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:19 am

Yeah i have the same kind of question. Numa is only about 5 months old but she seems very small, i've seen other beardies her age that are bigger, shes probably about four inches long not including her tail. Oh heres another random question, i know beardies are hard to gender but how could i tell?
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby boxers » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:38 am

EmmalineSSR wrote:Yeah i have the same kind of question. Numa is only about 5 months old but she seems very small, i've seen other beardies her age that are bigger, shes probably about four inches long not including her tail. Oh heres another random question, i know beardies are hard to gender but how could i tell?


That wasn't a typo, was it? 4" at five months?
Ours is 15" at six months.

Do you have a UVB light...?
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby RioReptiles » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:46 am

I have a picture of 3 of my beardies together all exactly the same size within millimeters. Now 4 months later, I have 3 completely different sized beardies. THe smallest of the 3 is now the largest female, 18" and 380 gms, the male is 16" and 280gms, slim build, and the oldest female is 15" very chunky, 240 gms. They all had different eating, and sleeping habits. I can tell you one thing, the biggest one was a skinny rescue and is a non stop eater so I'm sure their appetite has something to do with it. All are housed under mvbs as well.
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby sixxmum » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:11 pm

I have two that are from the same clutch and eat pretty much the same amount but one is longer and chunkier than the other. I guess dragons have metabolism just like people. That is such a good idea to take their picture with an object for comparison!
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby sixxmum » Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:10 pm

Just for comparison, here are my two 3 month old babies from the same clutch hanging out on a big beanie buddy lizard plushie
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby ez2bbad64 » Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:21 pm

my baby Ricco was born dec 26th. on feb 25th he was 8 3/4" head to tip of tail march 5th 9 3/4" today march 9th he is 11" nose to tip of tail
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby Freeie » Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:32 pm

Roo (left)7weeks 8 inchs Lexi (right)7weeks 7 inchs.
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This is them both as of this morning. Both are from the same clutch. They eat crickets and veggies and a treat of a waxworm here and there. They are doing well i think :D Lexi is gonna be our little pocket beardie :D
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby EmmalineSSR » Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:16 pm

boxers wrote:
EmmalineSSR wrote:Yeah i have the same kind of question. Numa is only about 5 months old but she seems very small, i've seen other beardies her age that are bigger, shes probably about four inches long not including her tail. Oh heres another random question, i know beardies are hard to gender but how could i tell?


That wasn't a typo, was it? 4" at five months?
Ours is 15" at six months.

Do you have a UVB light...?



yeah we have all the prober lighting and she had a good sized cage and all the proper food and suplements. her entire body including head is roughly 8in not including tail which is about the same size. is that normal? sorry i was just counting her body and not her head or tail before.
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby boxers » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:40 pm

Oh whew :lol: Miscommunication, sorry.
That would make her about 16" all together, right? Seems a good healthy length.
As opposed to hatchling size, like I was thinking. :silent:
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Re: Bearded dragon growth rate / size

Postby ebonydragon » Wed Mar 18, 2009 2:07 pm

I got my bearded dragon in october 2008, and she was 6 months so now shes aproximately 11 months old. i just got her a 3 foot terrarium about 2 months ago and she's only shed twice since then. she's only about 4.5 " long. she seems healthy though, shes always got lots of energy. she has a heating pad, uva/avb lights, and a waterfall. i feed her lots of greens everyday, and crickets when i can make it down, about once a week. i'm wondering if she's just having a late growth spurt because she was in a really small enclosure until i got her this one. has anyone else had this happen? i'm not really too worried about her, i'm just wondering.
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