How fast do they grow?

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How fast do they grow?

Postby Fredsdad » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:22 pm

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I got Fred last week and he was like 8 inches long when we brought him home. We just did an official measurement and he is exactly 9.5 inches in length. How fast can they grow?
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Re: How fast do they grow?

Postby Mistyck » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:31 pm

They grow pretty fast for the first year. That's how they're able to get to the 18-22" range. What determines the growth is proper lighting, feeding and bathing. Sounds like Fred is growing at a good rate!
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Re: How fast do they grow?

Postby Fredsdad » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:37 pm

well it isn't for proper lighting. I am getting the reptisun, but still have the stupid coil compact that the ***** at Petsmart sold me.
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Re: How fast do they grow?

Postby thanybeauty1 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:13 pm

I got Spirit on Valentine's Day when she was about 6 weeks old, she is now 6 months old and is 18 inches long and very chunky lol. She will eat anything I give her for the most part and I think that is why she is so big. My 2 yr old dragon is fatter than Spirit but the same length as her. Now my male dragon who is like 10 mons old never started eating veggies until he was about 8 months old and is 19 inches long but slender. I have recorded a growth of 4 inches in one month in both Shep and Spirit. So I guess my answer is they can grow fast or they can grow slow but I do think it depends on what they eat and how they are taken care of.
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