Bearded dragon weight and height, with food.

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Bearded dragon weight and height, with food.

Postby rakshasa » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:33 am

Hi there,
I have a nine month old bearded dragon, whome is 45cm long and 415g. Is this about right? She doesn't look obese, and in her poo isn't showing any fat deposits. I just want to ensure this is the right weight for her build, as I have not been able to find a good source of weight and length charts according to age.

She has veg once a day, and loves her veg. Her medium size bowl is often all gone by the time I feed her some hoppers.

She has a box of hoppers every tea time (3 hours before her lights go off) in a box there is usually 20+ and she eats all of these down.

Sometimes I give her some worms, as a treat, but this isn't often as I know these are much like 'sweets' to them and can become addicted and get fat from them.

I just want to ensure what I am feeding her is the correct ratio for her age.
Also when will the ratio have to change, as in more veg than live feed. I know as an adult they don't need live feed everyday, I'm pondering about what age this would be? And when would be best from weaning her off her live feed everyday.
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Re: Bearded dragon weight and height, with food.

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:37 am

415g sounds pretty good. Can you post photos of her? You can upload them here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them using the XIMG button.

At her age she should still be at around 80% bugs and 20% veg. This will gradually change as her growth slows down. Usually between about 12-18 months but this varies from dragon to dragon. Keep salads available every day and at around 12 months switch to one feeding of bugs per day then to every other day, then to every third day or so until the overall ratio is about 80%veg and 20% bugs. This is just a rough guide though and the transition is usually gradual.
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Re: Bearded dragon weight and height, with food.

Postby rakshasa » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:30 pm

CooperDragon wrote:415g sounds pretty good. Can you post photos of her? You can upload them here https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ and post them using the XIMG button.

At her age she should still be at around 80% bugs and 20% veg. This will gradually change as her growth slows down. Usually between about 12-18 months but this varies from dragon to dragon. Keep salads available every day and at around 12 months switch to one feeding of bugs per day then to every other day, then to every third day or so until the overall ratio is about 80%veg and 20% bugs. This is just a rough guide though and the transition is usually gradual.


Here are some images of her, they are the most recent images. She's sleeping right now, so cannot take some here and now. She sometimes only has one feeding of bugs a day, it depends how she feels. But I have noticed she normally denies the morning hopper feed. And then gobbles down her evening feed.

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Re: Bearded dragon weight and height, with food.

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:37 pm

She looks quite healthy to me. Her arms and legs look well developed and her head and tail fat pads don't look sunken in. I don't see anything to worry about =)
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Re: Bearded dragon weight and height, with food.

Postby rakshasa » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:13 am

CooperDragon wrote:She looks quite healthy to me. Her arms and legs look well developed and her head and tail fat pads don't look sunken in. I don't see anything to worry about =)



Alright, awesome. Thankyou so much for the help!
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