How much is a juvi beardie supposed to grow a month until adulthood ?

Monpetitchou

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Falcon
I'm curious bc we got Falcon back in Jan at 12" long when he was roughly 5 mo at 103g.

He's currently 9 mo, 252g, 15" long. He's been 15" since beginning of May.

I don't know if growing 3" since Jan is slow or normal I'm having a hard time imagining him getting any bigger. I went to the pet store the other day and saw an adult beardie in a tank and he looked so big !

Is mine a runt ? lol

He's a healthy boy tho: eats gut-loaded bugs for dinner w his salad everyday (and gets a salad in the AM too). I give him a multi-vitamin 2x a week (one w D3, one w/o D3). He gets calcium daily at dinner. His tank is a 4x2x2/120gal with 2 basking bulbs and a UVB tube. He also gets daily sun if whether permits for almost 2 hrs. He also sheds quite often/regularly so that's good !

Just curious to know your thoughts. He is my first reptile/beardie.
 

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KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 2
I'm curious bc we got Falcon back in Jan at 12" long when he was roughly 5 mo at 103g.

He's currently 9 mo, 252g, 15" long. He's been 15" since beginning of May.

I don't know if growing 3" since Jan is slow or normal I'm having a hard time imagining him getting any bigger. I went to the pet store the other day and saw an adult beardie in a tank and he looked so big !

Is mine a runt ? lol

He's a healthy boy tho: eats gut-loaded bugs for dinner w his salad everyday (and gets a salad in the AM too). I give him a multi-vitamin 2x a week (one w D3, one w/o D3). He gets calcium daily at dinner. His tank is a 4x2x2/120gal with 2 basking bulbs and a UVB tube. He also gets daily sun if whether permits for almost 2 hrs. He also sheds quite often/regularly so that's good !

Just curious to know your thoughts. He is my first reptile/beardie.
Dragons grow at their own rate+ proper uvb and properly placed- good basking temps and diet all play a role in the health of the dragon please go over your lighting and surface basking temps-- how your taking them - then we can rule those out
 

Monpetitchou

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Falcon
Dragons grow at their own rate+ proper uvb and properly placed- good basking temps and diet all play a role in the health of the dragon please go over your lighting and surface basking temps-- how your taking them - then we can rule those out
depending on where he is sitting, the temps range from mid 90s to 110s

as for the uVB, we have a solarmeter to measure so again, depending on where he is perched, it ranges from 1.5 - 4
 

RangoRocky

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Rango Rocky Balboa
I have a juvi baby as well. Got him October and he was 9 and he is now 19.5 inches. He has gotten bigger gram wise but hasn’t grown any longer in the last mo or so. I think he has maybe maxed out at his length but we will see. He just got new bulbs today.
 

Monpetitchou

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Falcon
I have a juvi baby as well. Got him October and he was 9 and he is now 19.5 inches. He has gotten bigger gram wise but hasn’t grown any longer in the last mo or so. I think he has maybe maxed out at his length but we will see. He just got new bulbs today.

What’s your uvb index ?
 

RangoRocky

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What’s your uvb index ?
I’m not sure. I just make sure to keep the temp atleast 90 during the day and 65-70 at night. I just have the zoo med temp/hygrometer with separate probes. Back in March we upgraded him to a 120 gallon tank that we made out of a tv stand. I originally had a 75w bulb from his 40 gallon tank but we upgraded it yesterday to 150w exo terra intense bulb and my baby in the 40 gallon got a the same bulb but 100w.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 2
I’m not sure. I just make sure to keep the temp atleast 90 during the day and 65-70 at night. I just have the zoo med temp/hygrometer with separate probes. Back in March we upgraded him to a 120 gallon tank that we made out of a tv stand. I originally had a 75w bulb from his 40 gallon tank but we upgraded it yesterday to 150w exo terra intense bulb and my baby in the 40 gallon got a the same bulb but 100w.
Basking surface temps need to be 95-100 and the UVB needs to be a T 5 for a large tank placed inside depending on your screen if there is one or inside distance 12-15 inches directly over the basking decor piece - this will make a difference in growth and his over all health
 

RangoRocky

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Rango Rocky Balboa
Basking surface temps need to be 95-100 and the UVB needs to be a T 5 for a large tank placed inside depending on your screen if there is one or inside distance 12-15 inches directly over the basking decor piece - this will make a difference in growth and his over all health
I don’t have a screen it’s mounted inside the tank a d is over her hammock I believe the distance is 6-8 in. Also I have the hood that requires T8 10.0 bulb. I plan on upgrading to the HO T5 soon.
 

KarrieRee

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Hiccup he is 4 and Blaze is 2
I don’t have a screen it’s mounted inside the tank a d is over her hammock I believe the distance is 6-8 in. Also I have the hood that requires T8 10.0 bulb. I plan on upgrading to the HO T5 soon.
Ok what about temps? Please make sure your getting a temp w/ a digital probe thermometer- how old is the T 8 bulb
 

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