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Old 18-01-2009, 06:22 PM
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My two female Bearded Dragons are about 19 months old. One weighs 209grams, and the other 270grams. Is this about normal for thier age? How much should I be feeding BD's of this size?

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Old 18-01-2009, 06:46 PM
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What lengths are they and is there any chance of pics?

I would expect a healthy adult beardie to be a bare minimum of 400g, better at least 450g, depending on the size of the individual.

My 10 month old male weighs 432g and measures 17" nose to tail tip, today
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Hi all,

My two female Bearded Dragons are about 19 months old. One weighs 209grams, and the other 270grams. Is this about normal for thier age? How much should I be feeding BD's of this size?

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Hi mine weighs in at 420 grams and is only ten months !...they may be under weight, how much do they eat ?
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Hi again,

Have included some pictures and more details.

Stumpy (female) is 270grams, 10inches long (missing part of tail).



Legless (female) is 209grams, 15inches long 9but missing one foot)
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They look a good weight to me, the last one looks a little small possibly? Ours are a bit strange as they are both 15inches in length but one is a lot bigger than the other as she is around 3-4 months older she weighs 325g and the smaller one is 215g but she isnt underweight she has a nice belly on her lol. Shes just not as bulky yet, although i dont think our older one will get much bigger but you never know.
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I'm really glad I read this thread. I have a male beardie(18 months old if we go with what we have been told)
He was a rescue - we've had him about 6 months. He is approx 21" nose to tail...he has a very long tail
He was just over 200g when we got him, he was horribly thin but is now around 310g.
Would never have considered breeding him anyway given how badly bullied he was when he was kept with another beardie but it's good to know what sort of weight people consider healthy. I know what I am aiming for. I doubt we'll ever get him to a normal size but close would be nice.
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Stumpy doesn't look too drastic whereas legless is clearly underweight.

You're looking at the pelvic girdle area and the sides of the tail base as the best indicators.

There should be pads of fat on either side of the tail base and the pelvic girdle shouldn't look like skin stretched over bones I'm afraid!

Not knowing their history or problems it's hard to say how much bigger they ought to be, but I think both could stand to put on some weight

How much and of what do they eat?
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Thanks for the replies, in regards to the last one, they eat about 20 medium Mealworms each every 3 days, then all other days they have a handfull of Watercress between them and a small ammount of red peppers.
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Thanks for the replies, in regards to the last one, they eat about 20 medium Mealworms each every 3 days, then all other days they have a handfull of Watercress between them and a small ammount of red peppers.

IMO they definately need more.
1 adult of mine alone eats around 15+ large locusts on a good day and about 7-10 on a bad day but are offered livefood everyday. They also get a large bowl full of salad each everyday which is given on a morning. If this becomes empty before lights out it gets topped up.

Mealworms arent really a good staple for beardies there is something called chithlin (sp??) in the shell ans should really only be used as a treat. Crickets, locusts or dubai roaches are more of a staple livefood for your beardies

One of my males is 18 1/2 inches long and weighs 550g
One of my females is 11inches long (only has 1/3 of a tail) and weighs 425g

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IMO they definately need more.
1 adult of mine alone eats around 15+ large locusts on a good day and about 7-10 on a bad day but are offered livefood everyday. They also get a large bowl full of salad each everyday which is given on a morning. If this becomes empty before lights out it gets topped up.

Mealworms arent really a good staple for beardies there is something called chithlin (sp??) in the shell ans should really only be used as a treat. Crickets, locusts or dubai roaches are more of a staple livefood for your beardies

One of my males is 18 1/2 inches long and weighs 550g
One of my females is 11inches long (only has 1/3 of a tail) and weighs 425g


i agree with the above hun they defo need more mine eat a min of 10 adult locusts a day most days they go thru around 30 crickets a day and a large bowl of mixed salad every 2 days,mine get one pinkie once a month and a few waxworms once a month,as for mealies i dont use them to much, less than once a week i would say as they cant digest them as said above,so get fattening them up lol
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