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Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby laurahill749 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:22 pm

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Hi all! I have had Felix for over a month now, and he is doing great. I have everything up to par in his enclosure, and he is eating like a champ! It may be too early to tell, but I was wondering if anyone would be able to take a guess on his sex. I have said he since the beginning, and “he” may still stand based on what I’m seeing. Just wanted an outsider’s opinion! Thanks (side note: he is not upside down in the photo! he was curled around my finger and content)
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:22 am

Whoa, that's a lot of stress marks for a beardie that's doing great!
Too much to determine sex accurately/reliably.

Do you have another picture when s/he's not so stressed?
Has Karrie (or anyone) gone over your enclosure stats & lighting?
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby laurahill749 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:29 pm

MrSpectrum wrote:Whoa, that's a lot of stress marks for a beardie that's doing great!
Too much to determine sex accurately/reliably.

Do you have another picture when s/he's not so stressed?
Has Karrie (or anyone) gone over your enclosure stats & lighting?


He is in a 40 gallon enclosure with a 100 watt basking light and the Reptisun 10.0 UVB T5 24 inch lamp. He just started a pretty big shed that has been tough on him, but other than that he seems fine. His appetite has been great. Is it possible that those are not stress marks? It seems he always has them, and I am concerned now that you say that.
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby WinFam01 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:00 pm

That's what our baby looked like for a while also. We noticed it more when she got tired. Now that she's about 4-5 months they have lightened up a lot.

Can't help you with the sex as I am new, but wanted to reassure you that s/he may be just fine. :)
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby laurahill749 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:08 pm

WinFam01 wrote:That's what our baby looked like for a while also. We noticed it more when she got tired. Now that she's about 4-5 months they have lightened up a lot.

Can't help you with the sex as I am new, but wanted to reassure you that s/he may be just fine. :)


Thank you so much! He seems to have had these marks since I brought him home, so I really appreciate your reply. He seems well otherwise, so that makes me feel at ease.
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:26 pm

Could be his coloring- your uvb is it on top of screen or in the tank? If it's on top of screen basking decor should be 8-10 inches underneath the bulb--- he's too little at this time to figure out sex- but if you want to post back about when he's 6 months so he's bigger w/ a pic of his butt and tail in the air somebody should be able to sex him
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby Claudiusx » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:30 pm

Those are definitely stress marks, but it's not uncommon for babies to have them so prominent like that, especially when being handled.

You do need to arch the tail back though for us to determine sex, like in this pic
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Yours might be too small though.

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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby laurahill749 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:17 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Could be his coloring- your uvb is it on top of screen or in the tank? If it's on top of screen basking decor should be 8-10 inches underneath the bulb--- he's too little at this time to figure out sex- but if you want to post back about when he's 6 months so he's bigger w/ a pic of his butt and tail in the air somebody should be able to sex him
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It is on top of the screen! Thank you so much for the advice.
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby laurahill749 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:17 pm

Claudiusx wrote:Those are definitely stress marks, but it's not uncommon for babies to have them so prominent like that, especially when being handled.

You do need to arch the tail back though for us to determine sex, like in this pic
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Yours might be too small though.

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Great, thank you so much for your input! I really appreciate everyone on here so much.
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby AHBD » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:50 pm

Even at your dragon's size it's often easy to sex them if you want to post a few pics with the tail arched.
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby laurahill749 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:59 pm

AHBD wrote:Even at your dragon's size it's often easy to sex them if you want to post a few pics with the tail arched.


Awesome! I'll try again and post it in this thread after he's done with his shed and a little less cranky. :)
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby MrSpectrum » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:38 pm

laurahill749 wrote:Is it possible that those are not stress marks? It seems he always has them, and I am concerned now that you say that.

They're pretty classic. See: bearded dragon stress marks

It could be something as simple as his being cold, but if you read the articles below, something may ring a bell. :wink:

Here's a primer: Bearded Dragon Stress Marks (A-Z Owners Guide)
and some other articles: bearded dragon stress marks causes
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby laurahill749 » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:11 pm

AHBD wrote:Even at your dragon's size it's often easy to sex them if you want to post a few pics with the tail arched.

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I’m not sure, it may be too early. Please let me know if you feel differently though! I’d love anyone’s opinion.
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby MrSpectrum » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:17 pm

From those pics, it appears female to me. If you haven't yet, read the Sexing dragons with flashlight? thread.
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Re: Sex of Bearded Dragon

Postby Claudiusx » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:31 pm

IMO, nothing there to tell one way or another.

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