How do I tell when bearded dragon is fully grown

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How do I tell when bearded dragon is fully grown

Postby Lildoobthedragon » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:00 pm

When I first got my bearded dragon he was about 6-7 inches long and in a 20 gallon breeder. It has been about a little over 3 months since I’ve got him and he is now about 16-17 inches long. I just put him into a 40 gallon breeder, and when I spoke with multiple people from the pet store they seem shocked he is growing so fast and is now so big and all think he is going to be very big. I read they are done growing after 18 months usually and from what I was told he is about 5 or 6 months old which I thought is normal size and he just started shedding again. He is perfectly happy and healthy still has never turned black from stress or had any health issues and eats about 20-30 large crickets a day and also fruits and vegetables daily. I was just curious how much bigger I should expect him to get and if the cage with not allow him to get full size.
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Re: How do I tell when bearded dragon is fully grown

Postby AHBD » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:23 am

Hi there, it would be best to start saving or looking for a larger tank. Craigslist is a good place to look or get a custom made one if you can't get anything over 50 gallons at the pet store.

He does have a great growth rate and can continue to grow [ sometimes ] for up to 2 years. Of course after 14-15 months it will slow way down. :)
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Re: How do I tell when bearded dragon is fully grown

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:24 am

Chart his / her body mass weekly over a period of a several months , you'll soon see if he/she has stopped growing , the graph will flatten out.

Full grown mature will be about 2 years old.
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