Normal weight?

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Normal weight?

Postby Hammie2496 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:01 am

Okay so my bearded dragon chroma is 5-6 months old and 13 inches long, he is a central bearded dragon. Im trying to find a proper weight chart. Or anything i can follow to make sure he is eating enough. He doesnt look big enough and for a central dragon he is no long gaining length. Im a little worried. His vet is a butt and said he looks fine and then charged me $200 for a checkup 😑 that took 5 minutes. His tank set up is on point and he is shedding and has normal poops. He knows to drink water and loves to eat salad and crickets, he also gets all his vitamins and etc. Like i said im just trying to find a weight chart or even get an understanding of what his weight should be.
Ps: i have not weighed him officially, as i dont know what to really look for. Also i know his tank is dirty, he was shedding yesterday and wont let me clean the tank still today. im letting him calm down today. Image
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Re: Normal weight?

Postby BeardedMabel » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:17 am

ive looked and havent found any either.
this is my personal growth chart for my man if you want to take a look but from what ive seen from others hes a little big for his age. every dragon is different, your guy looks healthy to me!
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Re: Normal weight?

Postby CooperDragon » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:20 am

It looks like he's a healthy weight. $200 for an exam is insane! I usually pay around $40. They grow at different rates, so there's no exact ideal weight. It's best to just keep track of his weight and chart it in a spreadsheet so you can measure his progress against his previous weight and watch the trends. If you do some searches around the forum there are posts in which people add their dragons' growth chart data. I wouldn't put too much stock in comparing your dragon against anything but his own growth record though. It should be steady or trending upward over time.
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Re: Normal weight?

Postby KarrieRee » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:21 am

He looks good to me too--- $200 for a check up :shock: my vet charges me $40 and shes a reptile vet -- wowzer!
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Re: Normal weight?

Postby Hammie2496 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:54 am

Thank you all, and i know after comparing some other vets and being laugbed at by my fiance. I realized i may have been to haste on using this one vet. Im just glad he looks healthy. Again thank you all. I was worried he might have been under weight. 😊
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