Weighing your beardie

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Weighing your beardie

Postby Landlsmom » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:21 pm

Hello beardie community. We've had our Mushu since January 12th. I've done so much research I feel like I could be an expert beardie owner! :lol: J/K.... I feel like she's doing well. She's shed her tail and now the rest of her body is also a grayish color. I'm assuming she's about to shed her body as well. I hope that she's growing well. She doesn't eat as much as some post. She eats about 4 Dubai roaches and maybe 4 crickets a feeding. Plus a bit or two of red cabbage. Which is her favorite! We've done a lot of upgrading for her tank. Her temps are up to par. She tolerates baths and some holding. I'd like to weight her however I'm not sure which scale to purchase. What suggestions to you all have. I'll post some before and after pics from when we brought her compared to today. If you all would let me know your opinions. Does it look like things are all good with her tank?... I still don't know how old she is. I'll need to measure her with a ruler I suppose to get the exact measurement.

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February 4, 2019
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Finished Tank
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Bath time & 1st Shed Feb 1, 2019
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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:29 pm

Her tank looks pretty good although I'd make sure the basking light stays well out of reach. It looks like she can get pretty close. I'd also move the UVB light over next to the basking light so the most UVB is also with the highest temps over the basking area.

I use this scale and like it a lot https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C3CAB8/
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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby Landlsmom » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:38 pm

Awesome! Thank you for the tips. The scale is on order! I'll do that this evening. I'll do some rearranging tonight & move the basking lamp over to the other side where the UVB light is. I'll lower her hammock down a tad also. I checked the heat exposure last night when I got home from work and it measured 107. We are eager to find out if SHE is a she. We've taken a peek under her "skirt" and it's just too hard to tell. As Mushu gets bigger I'm sure we'll be able to see determining bump or bumps. :D

Do you put your beardie directly on the scale? I've seen some use a bowl and then put on the scale.
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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:40 pm

A small dragon will fit directly on the scale. You can also invert the cover and tare the scale and use that. I've also used a shoebox top the same way. It's just a matter of getting all of the dragon on the scale for accurate measurement.
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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby Aaradimian » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:26 am

I have a food measuring scale that I used to calibrate this one, which is much more fun IMO. Just look at how thrilled Otto is lol!

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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby Landlsmom » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:44 am

WOWZA, look how solid Otto is. Yes Otto looks overjoyed :lol: I'm eager to see how much our little Mushu weighs. Should have the scale delivered by tomorrow. I'll be sure to post a pic and weight. Maybe we can get some expert opinions on how old Mushu is. :book:
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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby Drache613 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:29 pm

Hello,

So cute, they love to be weighed & show off how big they are getting. :D

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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:37 pm

Mushu still looks pretty small in those photos. I'd guess maybe 2-3 months old. Somewhere in that range.
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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby Landlsmom » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:52 pm

Ok Beardie fam here’s Mushu. I placed him in the lid so that he’s completed on the scale. The lid weighs 106.5g and Mushu added totals 133.0g. So Mushu is weighing at 25.6g Here’s a couple Pics. She’s going through a shed so I just gave her a warm bath.

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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby Landlsmom » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:54 pm

Here’s a clearer pic of Mushu’s weight total minus 106.5 of course.

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Re: Weighing your beardie

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:02 pm

If you press the T button below the power button after you put the lid on it will tare the scale so only Mushu's weight will be displayed.
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