Is he small for his age?

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Is he small for his age?

Postby maddylemon » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:49 pm

Hi everyone!
My beardie is almost 10 months old. He is 14 1/2 inches and weighs around 215-220g. I am worried that he is on the small side. I know young beardies weight and length can be all over the place. You can see his hip bones though. Please let me know. Thank you!!
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Re: Is he small for his age?

Postby AHBD » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:40 am

Hi there, he may be just a bit on the small side but not much. If his hip bones are prominent then he does need to eat a bit more food. What exactly are you feeding him and how often ? Can you post some pics ? Here's how :
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Re: Is he small for his age?

Postby maddylemon » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:22 pm

So I had been feeding him about twice a day since we got him a couple months ago. Lately, he has chosen to only eat about once a day, I think it's because it's winter and he is just slowing down. He isn't really brumating, just a bit lazy. He also hasn't lost any weight.
He has a salad put in his tank each day; this week it was collard greens, dandelion greens, purple cabbage, bell peppers, and butternut squash. He doesn't usually eat very much of it if he eats any at all but I always offer it.
For protein, he eats super worms, dubia roaches, and hornworms. I get a cup of hornworms every couple of weeks and he has one to two a day until the cup is all gone. I let him eat as much as he wants in a sitting, and if he doesn't eat a lot then I will just put his bowl in his tank for him to eat throughout the day.

Here's a couple of pictures of him. I can post more if you need me too, just let me know.


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Re: Is he small for his age?

Postby CooperDragon » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:26 pm

He looks healthy to me. Nice well developed leg and arm muscles and looks well proportioned overall.
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Re: Is he small for his age?

Postby AHBD » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:39 pm

Yes, he looks like a picture of health. That's why it's always good to post pics, what you thought were prominent hipbones are not at all, he looks good, muscular + well proportioned. :)

Good job.
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Re: Is he small for his age?

Postby maddylemon » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:16 pm

Okay I'm glad he looks healthy! As with any new beardie owner I get a little paranoid, but my little guy also has MBD due to improper care from the place I got him, and I've been really struggling with trying to get him healthier. So I'm glad to hear he isn't too small! Thank you everyone for your replies!!
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