5 month old bearded dragon is really small?? Incorrect age??

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5 month old bearded dragon is really small?? Incorrect age??

Postby MushuDaBeardie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:11 am

Hello all! I got mushu a couple weeks ago and was so ecstatic. a couple days ago i became skeptical if Mushu was actually 5 months of age. I thought he was quite small to be 5 months. I looked at an average size for a 5-6 month old and it said between 11 and 15 inches. Mushu is 8 inches!!!!!!!!!! Did my breeder give me the incorrect hatch date?? How do I tell how old he actually is or is just really small for his age?? I am really worried and any feedback would help me so much! THANKS!!
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Re: 5 month old bearded dragon is really small?? Incorrect a

Postby AHBD » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:23 pm

Hi there, 8" is very small for a 5 month old so it would be good to double check with the breeder. Is it a well known or local person that just put 2 dragons together + hatched some babies ?

What exactly are you feeding him and how much was he fed before ? If the breeder is correct about the age then you should have received a steep discount or been given a freebie.

He can still do a lot of growing + reach a decent size, but if you post your set up + what [ also how much ] he's eating , that will help as well if some adjustments are needed.
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Re: 5 month old bearded dragon is really small?? Incorrect a

Postby MushuDaBeardie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:30 pm

AHBD wrote:Hi there, 8" is very small for a 5 month old so it would be good to double check with the breeder. Is it a well known or local person that just put 2 dragons together + hatched some babies ?

What exactly are you feeding him and how much was he fed before ? If the breeder is correct about the age then you should have received a steep discount or been given a freebie.

He can still do a lot of growing + reach a decent size, but if you post your set up + what [ also how much ] he's eating , that will help as well if some adjustments are needed.


I feed him twice daily as many bugs he eats in about 10-15 minutes but hes definetly not a pig when it comes to food! I feed him 1/2 inch dubia sometimes smaller cause he is so small! He eats about 8-9 bugs per feeding. and of course I offer him salad every morning. I dust with calcium every day as well and vitamins once a week. He is in a 50 gallon tank. ANd the breeder is a pretty well known breeder he is from atomic lizard ranch. Here is his setup:[Click image to enlarge]
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