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How old is he?!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:55 pm
by ChrisKim1010047
Hello there, so when I got my beardie, I had assumed he was about 9-10 months old, I've had him for about a month now. But niw I think I'm wrong?! As of now, he is exactly 1 foot from nose to tail, but Ive been hearing people say they should near full growth at about 6-7 months? Wow I didn't think it was that fast. Can anybody help me estimate how old he is? Thanks!

Re: How old is he?!

PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:44 pm
by AHBD
Hi there, beardies all grow at different rates so some could be much difference in size as they are growing. Most dragons are not adult sized at 6-7 months, they may get huge quickly and be up to 20" at that age but hurrying their growth by power feeding is not always good in the long run and the fastest grower does not equate to being the heathiest. So it's hard to say exactly how old he is , he may be a bit of a slow grower [ 1 foot long is the size of an average 3-4 month old] but again, that size can vary greatly. As long as he's eating well + growing + active he should catch up. :)

Re: How old is he?!

PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:40 pm
by claudiusx
Hi there,

How did you come to the initial thought that he was 9 months? Like mentioned, size isn't always the best determining factor. Just like over feeding can cause them to grow too quick, under feeding and improper husbandry can cause them to hardly grow at all. The key is health, and feeding them a healthy amount and a healthy diet is the best we can do for them :)

-Brandon