His size is worrying me.

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His size is worrying me.

Postby Skwacka » Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:16 am

Hello, I have bearded dragon that I got on Feb 4th (11 months now) and he was the size of my pinky, he has grown to 14 1/2 inches and is 221 grams .
I’m worried about if he’s small for his age 😒 and want to know if I accidentally stunted his growth.
I started feeding him 100 pinheads within 3-4 days as well as kale, and strawberry’s since about 2-3 months I was giving him about 70 medium crickets every week from about 3-4 months till 10 months, bc I have been out of a job and buying them has been a hassle without transportation. I’m looking online to order a lot and keep them in a tub so I can supply him with enough food for now on. I never fed him until he stopped eating bc I couldn’t supply him with that . It makes me feel like a terrible owner but he is active and happy .
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Re: His size is worrying me.

Postby AHBD » Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:51 am

That's fine, it's a bit on the small side but he is still going to grow for another 8-10 months. Although he could have done with more protein it's not extreme at all, and the biggest dragons don't always end up the healthiest.

Can you post a few pics of him ? Here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them.
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Re: His size is worrying me.

Postby Gormagon » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:10 am

70 crickets a week? Wow!
Most dragons at three months old eat that many in less than two days.
He may not reach full potential but he will keep growing.
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Re: His size is worrying me.

Postby AHBD » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:14 am

I disagree, they don't need to be power fed to reach a good size or to be healthy. The goal is to have a healthy dragon and their growth rate can vary. No need to worry.
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