600g+ adult beardies?

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600g+ adult beardies?

Postby LouieLizard » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:55 pm

I have an adult male that is about three years old. he is about 19.5 inches long and weighs 636g as of today. he seems to look healthy and does not have obvious fat on him. Is he to fat or just a heavy boy? BTW I'm new here so let me know if I'm doing anything wrong in this post. I would add photos if I knew how to convert them from my Google account.
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Re: 600g+ adult beardies?

Postby AHBD » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:35 pm

Hi there, he could be somewhat on the heavy side but some dragons are naturally stockier in build than others. Pics will help, here's how to post them :
https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them
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Re: 600g+ adult beardies?

Postby Foxxy76 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:51 pm

My 4 year old boy is 704 grams and 21.5 inches. I think he's a little chunky but I also think there are "thick" body type dragons, too.

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Re: 600g+ adult beardies?

Postby kingofnobbys » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:41 am

My Peppa was 25 inches and 790g.
Puff was 23.5 inches and 630g
Rex was 24 inches and 637g.
Toothless was 21 inches and 450g
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : new rescues Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, juvenile Cheakie (M) 21Oct19
Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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Re: 600g+ adult beardies?

Postby LouieLizard » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:26 am

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this should work. these photos are a few months old. :D
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Re: 600g+ adult beardies?

Postby AHBD » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:41 am

He looks just a little on the chunky side but not obese. Now is def. the time to cut back on the insects + get him to exercise at least a few times a week. :)
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Re: 600g+ adult beardies?

Postby LouieLizard » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:11 am

AHBD wrote:He looks just a little on the chunky side but not obese. Now is def. the time to cut back on the insects + get him to exercise at least a few times a week. :)

Funny thing I actually don't feed him as much as is recommended. I will try to work on the exercise part though...even though he just sits when i take him out :lol: . What do you thing would be a good weight for him? I'm thinking high 500's to low 600's?
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Re: 600g+ adult beardies?

Postby uscpsycho » Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:55 am

Last year Rufus got up to 768 grams before he started brumating so I don't think 600 is unreasonable, it probably just depends on how big the dragon is. Rufus is definitely on the big side, I don't know exactly how big he is but it's about 24". He's been gaining weight back since he finished brumating and is about 680 grams right now. I don't think he'll get quite as heavy this year because I've been a little more restricted with his diet.
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Re: 600g+ adult beardies?

Postby LouieLizard » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:12 pm

uscpsycho wrote:Last year Rufus got up to 768 grams before he started brumating so I don't think 600 is unreasonable, it probably just depends on how big the dragon is. Rufus is definitely on the big side, I don't know exactly how big he is but it's about 24". He's been gaining weight back since he finished brumating and is about 680 grams right now. I don't think he'll get quite as heavy this year because I've been a little more restricted with his diet.

Louie is only 19.5 inches though :lol:
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Re: 600g+ adult beardies?

Postby LouieLizard » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:09 pm

He gained weight and is now at 651g...diet's not working.
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