Weight/length

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Weight/length

Postby Slawson » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:46 pm

Hi All! So I’ve had my little Gobi for 3 weeks. I weighed Gobi today and he is at 14grams according to my scale. I’m curious if that’s an appropriate weight for a little guy? I’m not 100% sure of the age. I got him from Petco 3 weeks ago. I would like to add a picture but I’m not sure how?
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Re: Weight/length

Postby AHBD » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:03 am

Sounds like a little guy but as long as he's healthy that's what's important. Is he active, alert and
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Re: Weight/length

Postby CookieBeast12 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:21 am

Beardies grow so much in so little time! I got Rex exactly 23 days ago and he's gone from 5.2 inches to 6, I haven't been able to weigh him but according to the website I just looked, at your beardie should be about 6-10 grams so I think your okay :)
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Re: Weight/length

Postby Slawson » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:08 am

Gobi is very active, I’m not sure he eats as much as he should. He eats about 20 to 30 Phoenix worms a day, he’s offered greens as well. He is very alert. I posted a recent pic of him and of his setup. I do have his uvb light in his cage, in the picture it wasn’t. It’s a reptisun 10. His basking spot gets to about 110. Does he look ok? Is eating enough or should he eat more? I’m just concerned about his weight but I also have no clue how old he is. [Click image to enlarge]

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Re: Weight/length

Postby CookieBeast12 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:37 am

Oh he's so handsome! awww yes he looks so healthy! how is he shedding? and is he pooping relatively everyday? He's eating perfectly fine, your right in that sweet spot! he looks about Rex's age who is about a month old, have you measured him yet? 6-9 inches is how long a month old baby should be, but it varies.
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Re: Weight/length

Postby Slawson » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:04 am

He has shed once since I’ve gotten him, and poops every single day. I figured he wld be older than a month, because I got him from the pet store 3 weeks ago today.
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Re: Weight/length

Postby AHBD » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:01 am

I agree, he looks very healthy and the amount he/she is eating is fine. :) They can grow at different rates so don't worry too much as long as he has a good schedule. You might offer very small dubias or crickets too, although some people are worried about crickets carrying parasites but beardies can pick them up from other insects as well. If you've had him for 3 weeks he's probably 6-8 weeks old, some stores get them in very young which is not good but some of the stores take decent care of them. At 1 month the average size is 6" but again, that can vary an inch or so smaller or larger, at 2 months they'd be in the 7-9" range.
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Re: Weight/length

Postby Slawson » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:48 am

I just measured him and he’s 7” exactly. I also found out this morning he loves scrambled eggs 😊. So I’m guessing he’s about 2 months then? Is his weight ok for 2 months?
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Re: Weight/length

Postby AHBD » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:56 am

Yes he is well proportioned. :) My guys have eaten egg before as well, don't be surprised if his stool gets a little runny , it did for my dragons.
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Re: Weight/length

Postby Slawson » Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:57 am

Great! Thanks for all the help 😊
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Re: Weight/length

Postby AHBD » Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:00 pm

You're welcome !
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