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Old 29-07-2009, 09:50 PM
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Default Help!! Beardies sharing tanks...

I have just bought two new beardies, a girl and a boy. I had every intention of just getting one to start but the reptile shop i bought them from told us it would be fine to keep two together. So i thought they could do with some company

Ive since read a lot of articles on the net, most saying its not a good idea to keep them together.

I deliberately got a bigger girl because I thought he might dominate her and now it looks like shes doing it to him.

She is growing a lot quicker and he seems a bit reluctant to eat and isnt growing as much.

Do i need to seperate them? Or if i just take her out when im feeding to make sure he's getting some food so he can catch up in growth?

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Old 29-07-2009, 09:54 PM
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Old 29-07-2009, 10:00 PM
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Didnt think they would start mating until they were about two years old?

And i dont mind as long as its not going to make her ill if happens to early because he gets the horn
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Old 30-07-2009, 09:01 AM
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It's possible that they'll breed too early - some males can start showing signs of maturity from 6 months old, whereas ideally you'd want the female to be around 18 months and 400g+ before breeding her.

If there are dominance issues already, I'd separate them, or rehome one I'm afraid.
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Old 30-07-2009, 09:10 AM
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Thanks for your advice

Really dont want to get rid of one so think im going to have to get another tank..

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Old 30-07-2009, 10:42 AM
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How old are they? As hades said they can actually breed from 6 months but its not good for the female if she is underweight well its not good that early anyway to be honest, but no offence but you sure the bigger one is a female and the smaller a male ?
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