Beardies Age?

Mr.Dragon

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Mr. Dragon
When I got my dragon a few weeks ago I asked at the pet store guy how old (he) was? The man told me that they receive them when they are around 6 months, so probably around there. But he was only about 7 1/2in when I brought him home. About 8in now, so I don't think he is that old? Am I wrong? About how old is an 8in beardie?
-Mr. Dragon
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 6 and Blaze is 4
When I got my dragon a few weeks ago I asked at the pet store guy how old (he) was? The man told me that they receive them when they are around 6 months, so probably around there. But he was only about 7 1/2in when I brought him home. About 8in now, so I don't think he is that old? Am I wrong? About how old is an 8in beardie?
-Mr. Dragon
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Mr.Dragon

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Mr. Dragon
 

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Claudiusx

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Hi there,

Your petstore employee is mistaken, and most likely meant 6 weeks, which is a common practice for when breeders sell to petstores.

So assume your dragon is around 2 months old :)

-Brandon
 

RangoRocky

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Rango Rocky Balboa
Same thing happened to me. They told me 6mo-year. He was 9in when I got him. So tbh i really don't know how old Rango is
 

Mr.Dragon

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Hi there,

Your petstore employee is mistaken, and most likely meant 6 weeks, which is a common practice for when breeders sell to petstores.

So assume your dragon is around 2 months old :)

-Brandon
Thank you so much!! That makes a lot more sense and now I can start taking even better care of him now that I know a more approximate age! Thank you for your wisdom!
-Mr. Dragon
 

Mr.Dragon

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Same thing happened to me. They told me 6mo-year. He was 9in when I got him. So tbh i really don't know how old Rango is
I don't get why they wouldn't ask these types of questions when they recieve new reptiles? I bet they do it for dogs and cats.
 

xp29

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Ar 6 month's old "most" beardies will fill the palm of your hand. I agree with Claudiusx, he was probably 6ish weeks old. Babies grow insanely fast. (With good husbandry)
 

Mr.Dragon

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Ar 6 month's old "most" beardies will fill the palm of your hand. I agree with Claudiusx, he was probably 6ish weeks old. Babies grow insanely fast. (With good husbandry)
Oh yeah hes definently smaller than my hand, and I've got small hands. Thank you!
 

Rocky2022

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The same happened to me. I was told I had a girl around 4 months old. Rocky is a boy going on 56 years old! (He's really 1)
I love that you care enough to ensure proper care! YOu've come to the right place!
I dont know if they guess at the stores or are simply mistaken.
 

Mr.Dragon

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The same happened to me. I was told I had a girl around 4 months old. Rocky is a boy going on 56 years old! (He's really 1)
I love that you care enough to ensure proper care! YOu've come to the right place!
I dont know if they guess at the stores or are simply mistaken.
Ah I wish I could tell if my beardie is a boy or a girl yet! I still call him a he though lol.
 

Rocky2022

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Ah I wish I could tell if my beardie is a boy or a girl yet! I still call him a he though lol.
The gender reveal is so exciting LOL
I wanted a boy* and as soon as I accepted the fact Rocky was a girl, tada, BOY!
Every now and then I still say, "She"- but regardless, I am in love so does it really matter?

*(I just didn't want to have to handle the eggs)
 

Mr.Dragon

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The gender reveal is so exciting LOL
I wanted a boy* and as soon as I accepted the fact Rocky was a girl, tada, BOY!
Every now and then I still say, "She"- but regardless, I am in love so does it really matter?

*(I just didn't want to have to handle the eggs)
That's the exact and only reason I don't want a girl! I'm not ready to be a grandmother!! (Just kidding, hah). But you're right, it doesn't matter, boy or girl we'll do anything and everything to keep 'em happy and healthy!! I only call him Mr. Dragon because that just what my dad always called our pets growing up? Lol, unless it was obviously a girl: Mrs chicken, Mr pato, Mr pato #2, Mr lizard, Mr snake, Mr turtle.
-Mr. Dragon
 

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Here is a pic of how to sex them. But be aware females con nit be guaranteed because some males develop late and can fool ya.
 

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Mr.Dragon

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Here is a pic of how to sex them. But be aware females con nit be guaranteed because some males develop late and can fool ya.
I tried to look. I don't see anything. But I didn't want him to feel awkward or violated so I just took a quick look. Yeah it didn't look like anything to me. I'll try again when hes a little older lol.
 

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