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This is my first post here, however I have been visiting regularly for a while as there is a ton of great information here
I just have a quick question about beardie growth rates. My little guy (well not really little anymore) is about 6 months old and he is already 19.5 inches long and about 430g in weight. Most other sources I've seen say he shouldn't be so big already. He is still growing at a steadily (.5inches last week alone).
Is this normal for growth? At this rate I'm afraid he will outgrow his new enclosure I just built lol
Dang 19.5 at 6 months! That guys a monster! lol I've never weighed mine but my youngest bearded is about a year old and only about 17"!!!
I know I've seen some bigger breed of bearded dragons "German Giant" is one that I know of.
I would love to see a picture of the beast
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I was kinda wondering that too 6 months since you had him or 6 months since he hatched.
Here's some pictures of mine when I got them at a reptile show. So I don't know when they hatched I just go by when I took them home.
Thanks for the replies everyone, I'll post pictures in a few hours when I get home, he was only 5.5 inches when I first got him so I approximated his age then at 1 month. Grew about an inch every week at times, I kept a detailed chart of his length, just started weighing him recently
Sorry about the wait, here are some pictures! the first is the day we brought him home, second was a few days later. The last is a measurement taken just a few minutes ago. Also added a picture of him eating just because. Also I just checked the calender and he may only be 5.5 months old.
Enjoy the pictures!
I'm having the same "issue" with my guy. He is now 7 months (from my best guess) and just passed 20"! A lot of people have asked if he is German Giant. But from what I have gathered there is no way to tell for sure unless you know the parents and their lineage. I got my dragon from Petco so I have no way to know for sure. I had a breeder look at a photo at a reptile show and she said 6 months (at the time) looked like a good estimate. Another person said it was just because we were feeding him everyday. So, I've more or less concluded he is just a big guy! lol.
Here is a picture from a few weeks ago, he is on a 12x12 slate tile:
You can see more pictures of him here:
Hope this helps!
Crixus is 8 months.. not sure of his weight, but he's now nearly 19" and for me that's normal for a male.. growth has slowed down, but he is continuing to shed frequently and is beginning to fill out.. my female was about 20" @ 1.5 years and that was it for her.. they're all different as far as growth.. as long as mine is healthy and active I'm not concerned w/ the stats..
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