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 Post subject: HOW OLD
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:11 pm 
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How old is my bearded dragon. He is male 90 percent sure anyway. He is 10 inches long from tip of nose to tail. got him last friday.


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 Post subject: Re: HOW OLD
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:50 pm 
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He is still pretty young but an accurate age would be difficult on the length alone. Do you know how much he weighs? Any chance of a pic?

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 Post subject: Re: HOW OLD
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:57 pm 
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I can quote from a recently published book ways of telling age and sex, but as ive just sat down after getting home from work i will post this info later to see what peoples opinions on it are for you ;)

Check back later i will post here lol :)

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 Post subject: Re: HOW OLD
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:09 pm 
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I don't know what copyright laws there are on forums so i'll put it into my own words ..

This is Size versus Age .. Snout to Tail tip.

Age Size RANGE
1 month 10 - 15cm ( 4 - 6 inches)
3 months 15 - 25cm ( 6 - 10 inches)
6 months 18 - 38cm ( 7 - 15 inches)
9 months 23 - 40cm (9 - 16 inches)
1 year 30 - 50cm ( 12 - 20 inches)
1 year 6 months 38 to 60cm ( 15 - 24 inches)

As for Sexing a Beardy ...

AS ADULTS.
A males tail will taper more gradually than a females
The preanal and femoral pores are larger in a male than the female

Hope this helps

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1 Sandfire Beardy.. Alfie (As of 16th October '10) R.I.P. Lil Buddy.
2 Beardies - Ant and Dec.
1 Princess of Manchester .. Future Wife and the Boss Melissa
1 lil Princess of Staffordshire .. Courtney-Lei (Daughter)
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 Post subject: Re: HOW OLD
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:32 am 
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which one is best to have male or female

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 Post subject: Re: HOW OLD
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:42 am 
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Doesn't really make much difference and at 8 months it can still be a bit of a lottery if you want to pick a female.

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 Post subject: Re: HOW OLD
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:45 am 
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from end of tail to nose he is 29cm

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 Post subject: Re: HOW OLD
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:40 am 
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Which puts him around 9~12 months although there's a pretty wide span of sizes at this age. It is possible that hes 8 months as you were told, but if so using him for breeding purposes was pretty fool hardy of them and shows a lack of knowledge on their part. This won't have hurt him but it isn't a practice I'd ever recommend.

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 Post subject: Re: HOW OLD
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:04 pm 
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least now with me he has a easy life i wanna come back as a bearded dragon what i life

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