How long until he's full grown?

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How long until he's full grown?

Postby techdave » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:48 am

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How long does it take for him to get to his full grown size? He's about 9 months old and about 12 inches or so long.
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Re: How long until he's full grown?

Postby Twobeardieguy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:52 am

About 2 years is when they are at full growth.
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Re: How long until he's full grown?

Postby VEGASLIZARD » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:44 pm

From my experience, I would say length first year and bulk second year. Scorch was about 16" at 9 months and grew to 20" by the time she was a year old and now at a year and a half she is not grown in length in the last 6 months but is getting wider, her head is growing allot right now, she is getting ready to shed it again and it just shed a month ago, which is a sign of growth. I think their growth rate has allot to do with husbandry and how well they will eat as well as genetics so there is no definitive answer as far as when they stop growing in length. I think the more they eat the faster they grow and sooner they stop growing. I hope that makes sense.
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Re: How long until he's full grown?

Postby ChellyBeans » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:14 am

Are you sure your beardie is 9 months? 12 inches seems a little small for that age.
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Re: How long until he's full grown?

Postby Amber31190 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:03 pm

yea, i agree is it 9 months or did you buy it 9 months ago. we rescured one and its 10 months old and at 14 inches, and she had problems, but agree with top about the 1st year is leingh and the 2nd is bulk
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Re: How long until he's full grown?

Postby techdave » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:44 pm

When I got him in October, the breeder said he was about 3-4 months old. he told me to feed him about a dozen crickets a day, so he will also eat his greens. I have started feeding him a lot more a few weeks ago. Also just got his first reptisun 10.0 about two weeks ago. Reading the posts here have made me wonder if the breeder told me accurate info.
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Re: How long until he's full grown?

Postby VEGASLIZARD » Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:32 pm

Unfortunately, 12 crix a day does not allow your beardie to grow very much. A baby beardie should easily be able to eat 25- 50 crix a day, so the diet they told you to feed him was stunting his growth. Now that you are feeding him more you will most likely see rapid growth. It is recommended with young beardies that you allow them to eat as much as they want with live feeders 2 to 3 times a day for 15 minutes each time, and then leave a salad in their viv to eat the rest of the day. If you have a beardie that will eat dead feeders you can place them in the salad as this will help with them wanting to eat their salad as well. :D
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Re: How long until he's full grown?

Postby techdave » Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:11 pm

I've never had a problem with him eating his salad. He actually gets a little mad if he doesn't get it on schedule. lol Thanks for your input, hopefully he will be growing now. How long should I feed him that much?
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Re: How long until he's full grown?

Postby VEGASLIZARD » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:24 pm

Until he is about a year and a half old. Then you will need to start limiting the amount of feeders and increasing the amount of salad. Right now Scorch eats 4 roaches a day and the rest greens and fruit.
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