Weight and lengh help

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Weight and lengh help

Postby Txzach91 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:34 pm

my bearded dragon is 8 months old, he is 11 1/2 inch and 80 grams. I saw on here he should be bigger and longer. Unless he is younger then 8 months. Is this right?

Please help I cant post a picture either.
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:45 pm

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ click on XIMG at top of the message box then click on the pic -- it should post ---
Dragons grow at their own pace --- he may be on a slow growth right now and then he could just start sprouting ---- please post a pic of your tank and lighting so we can see if there is a lighting issue
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby Txzach91 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:22 pm

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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:29 pm

Well hes shedding that means hes growing :) To prevent further issues please tell me what your using for a UVB? brand and bulb and it is a coil or tube?
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby Txzach91 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:39 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Well hes shedding that means hes growing :) To prevent further issues please tell me what your using for a UVB? brand and bulb and it is a coil or tube?
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This is what I'm using
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And here's another picture of Dracarys
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby Txzach91 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:49 pm

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That is a led buld on the left. Going to change it too a ceramic heat buld.
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:57 pm

The UVB fixture does it have a reflector on it? If it does not you need to get one-- those rays are going everywhere but to him-- the reflector will reflect downward to him-- there is a website you can get one from- if you need it let me know I will post website
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby Txzach91 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:09 pm

It has a small one just under the bulb. Nothing big, where did you get one at? Does it need to hang down more or is it good
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:22 pm

I will post website tomorrow morning-- it needs to be 12-15 inches from basking decor-- he needs to be able to sit directly under it
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby Txzach91 » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:24 pm

KarrieRee wrote:I will post website tomorrow morning-- it needs to be 12-15 inches from basking decor-- he needs to be able to sit directly under it
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Thanks so much, it UVB is not 12-15 inches it is way more then that.
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:36 pm

Ok so he's not getting the proper UVB he needs and w/ no reflector he's probably not getting any- I will get the website posted in morning
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby claudiusx » Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:43 pm

Hi,

Your fixture has a reflector, you dont need to buy another one.

What is the distance in inches from the bulb to the basking surface?

In regards to your question, what does the daily diet look like? Quantity of bugs and type of bugs?
Eating salads?
What are the temps in your tank and how are you measuring them?

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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby Txzach91 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:39 am

claudiusx wrote:Hi,

Your fixture has a reflector, you dont need to buy another one.

What is the distance in inches from the bulb to the basking surface?

In regards to your question, what does the daily diet look like? Quantity of bugs and type of bugs?
Eating salads?
What are the temps in your tank and how are you measuring them?

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UVB buld is 14 1/2 inch from basking spot. He's salad is kale and zucchini. Bugs are dubia about 3 to 4 twice a day. And temps are 70 in the whole tank and 100 at the basking spot. But this is morning temps. I use a temp gun
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby KarrieRee » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:43 am

Okayyyyy then we dont need a reflector and distance should be about right --- so I would increase the amount your feeding unless hes not eating anymore - feed him as many bugs as he will eat in a 10-15 minute time frame and add more salad material ----- like turnip greens mustard greens and collards - different squash like yellow or butternut --- here is a website you can go off to get more ideas to feed him http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
I am gonna post some websites for you to get him other worms to feed him that will give him variety
BSFL - these are a staple feeder and they dont need to be dusted w/ calcium
https://symtonbsf.com/ order large as they are small
http://www.mulberryfarms.com/
www.dubiaroaches.com --- they carry horn worms butter worms -- the horn worms are a hydrating worm and they grow really fast so order small amount - the butter worms are a good worm just dont over do it
www.rainbowmealworms.com -- I have been getting silk worms from here they are spendy and hard to find but another good staple worm
www.abdragons.com
then you can always get super worms from petco or petsmart but then again you can always order from these places I gave you --- I would mix it up for him and watch his weight and growth
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Re: Weight and lengh help

Postby Txzach91 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:30 pm

KarrieRee wrote:Okayyyyy then we dont need a reflector and distance should be about right --- so I would increase the amount your feeding unless hes not eating anymore - feed him as many bugs as he will eat in a 10-15 minute time frame and add more salad material ----- like turnip greens mustard greens and collards - different squash like yellow or butternut --- here is a website you can go off to get more ideas to feed him http://www.beautifuldragons.com/Nutrition.html
I am gonna post some websites for you to get him other worms to feed him that will give him variety
BSFL - these are a staple feeder and they dont need to be dusted w/ calcium
https://symtonbsf.com/ order large as they are small
http://www.mulberryfarms.com/
http://www.dubiaroaches.com --- they carry horn worms butter worms -- the horn worms are a hydrating worm and they grow really fast so order small amount - the butter worms are a good worm just dont over do it
http://www.rainbowmealworms.com -- I have been getting silk worms from here they are spendy and hard to find but another good staple worm
http://www.abdragons.com
then you can always get super worms from petco or petsmart but then again you can always order from these places I gave you --- I would mix it up for him and watch his weight and growth
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Thanks for the help. I usually switch it up with kale and turnip greens. I order some super worms for him, I plan on getting him hornworms from petsmart this weekend.
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